That iPhone has quite a competent camera

I’m on an old version of the iPhone … well, old version as far as technology is concerned, iPhone 6...

I like tacos!!!

One morning, in Guatemala, there were 5 of us sitting around the breakfast table. Kayla was sitting to my right...

Big Brother’s fear of being watched.

In George Orwell’s book, 1984, about a “future” dystopia, the main antagonist is Big Brother/The Thought Police/The Government. We already...

Formerly trees

These piles of mulch were formerly a wall of trees that lined S. Tryon St. I passed them every day...

When are you going to post pictures?

Some of my friends, and coworkers, will ask: When are you going to post pictures of your trip? Now, that’s...

Same shot, different day – kinda

Well, not really, but pretty darn close. Both taken with the same camera, but on different days, different times. One...

I wish that it weren’t true, but it is. My niece is completely, unabashedly addicted to her cellphone and to social media. The whole time that we were in Guatemala, it was a difficult time to get her to unplug…

There are things that we’ve heard probably all of our lives: A penny saved is a penny earned. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Things like that…

To be sure, my niece, Kayla is NOT a foodie! In fact, she doesn’t stray very far away from her high-fat, high-sugar, high-salt fare. This is not a criticism, but merely a description of where her tastebuds are at this…

So, as some of you know, I’ve been working with a teacher, Vidal, who lives in Guatemala. Over the four years that we’ve been working together, he’s become my very good friend, like a brother, actually. Naturally, when I go…

Ignorance on display! 🙂 So, we are at the airport, getting ready for our great adventure. It’s about 6:00 AM and, as you can see, there are a lot of folks in the airport already. When I finally get up…