Author: Paul

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I am really amazed at what people will put up with on a daily basis. Today, I did what would not be a “normal” commute by the standards of people who live here. I rode the PATH train from Newark, NJ to Jersey City, about 20 minutes, give or take. A few people that I talked to during orientation as well as a couple of fellow employees told me that the couldn’t really afford to live so close. On average…

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Air Bellows Gap – The Blue Ridge Parkway It’s been a good few days in-between. I left Bank of America on August 26th and I head to New Jersey on Sunday, September 7th to start my new job. I’ll be in the NJ/NYC area for the first week as that’s where most of the people are. I’ll be doing what’s known in the business as KT, or Knowledge Transfer. This will not be the vista that I’ll be seeing. It…

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So, here we are, spinning at just over 1,000 MPH, circling the sun at some 67,000 MPH, our whole solar system circling the center of The Milky Way at 559,234 MPH, and finally, our galaxy moving through the universe at some breakneck speed of 1,342,161 MPH. Say what??? Let’s just say that we’re not standing still!!! Don’t believe me? Ask an astrophysicist! It’s quiet obvious to anyone who points a camera skyward and makes an exposure longer than a few…

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Yesterday was my last day at Bank of America. I’m between jobs at the moment, for 10 days. At this moment, I’m in Sparta, NC. Until sometime yesterday morning, I had no idea that I’d be here. You see, I had a plan to drive the entire length of The Blue Ridge Parkway, a goal. As the time came near to do that, I started to get a bit anxious. How much per day was going to drive? Where would…

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As I was looking through a few of the photos that I took while I was in Ohio, recently, I came upon this one. I thought about how simple and complicated cameras have become. In one manner, they can be point-and-shoot. In another way, they have have menu systems that are so complex as to enable one to become quite lost. I remember this young lady wanted to take a photo of a couple of people that I assume were…

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This handsome fellow is “Baby Dale”. Anyone who is a friend of my niece Venus knows who this is. She posts, it seems, every minute of his life on Facebook. Vanessa has a thing for him too, but I’m not jealous … well, at least not much. This morning as I was out walking in the wonderful temperatures of a northern Ohio August, I was noticing the light, specifically the soft, diffuse quality of the light. By 9:00 AM, the…

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