Category: Photography

Cubans, young and old alike, the ones that I met on the streets, in the houses, markets, and stores … what they had in common was an easy smile. They’d flash it without hesitation. Many times, I found myself standing around chatting to them in Spanish, not really worrying, or thinking about pictures. I’d have to hustle up a bit later because we had assignments to complete, but the friendliness of the people and my gregarious nature were, shall we…

I’ll start with a quote from one of our guides, Alain. When we first got on the bus, one of the things that he said that stands out in stark relief, now, was: You’re only here for one week. You will not be able to understand Cuba. I’ve been here for 42 years, and I still don’t understand it. One thing that was completely clear to me was that even though he said that he didn’t understand his country, he…

I didn’t start traveling internationally until I became an adult. My first real international travel, requiring jet travel, was to Brazil, back in 1996. Tony was 4, I was 34 🙂 At that time, I was still shooting film, the web was in its infancy, and laptops and cellphones weren’t ubiquitous – digital cameras were just being born. Now, however, that’s certainly not the case. Most people, it seems, have multiples of each product, now, including myself. As I prepared…

Here you can see what represents $94 in cash. Each stack of quarters is $1 and each placeholder of nickels, dimes, or pennies, represents $1 of that denomination. It’s kind of hard to stack 100 pennies or 20 nickels, for example. I’m a saver. When I have loose change floating around in my pocket, backpack, or wherever, I place it in a jar that I have on my dresser. When the jar is nearly full, in this case about 2/3…

My friend, and fellow blogger, Monte has a post on his blog about ink pens. Although the topic, initially, was about pens, it eventually turned to failed appliances. Well, until I read that, everything had been working just fine in my house. But, today, no less than a few hours after reading those comments, my microwave decided to give up the ghost! WTH??? I guess that it was just a bit of solidarity … appliances standing together, or rather falling…

A friend of mine, Gordon, used to joke with me about a previous car that I had when I lived in Texas. Paul. You really care about your car because you wash it once a year, whether it needs it or not! 🙂 ~Gordon And, quite honestly, that’s about the truth of the matter. I don’t really put any time or effort into washing my car. Generally, I let the rain take care of it. My idea of “green” cleaning…

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