Category Archives: My Photography

Whittling Away at the Fourth Amendment

Brooke’s Fashion 1 In another decision that narrows protections of the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has once again opened the door to police entries into citizens’ homes.  The decision is a narrow one, but all it takes is … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Photograph

Lauren at Home For this morning, an explanation of Photoshop techniques. Edith in White 15 I thought I’d offer readers a blow-by-blow account of the processing leading from this to the image shown first above.  Perhaps some among you might … Continue reading

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Sensual Abigail Melting Pot America Department I was struck by the above-the-fold photo in The NY Times print edition, a perfectly composed grabshot, taken of Obama greeting families at NYC’s Ground Zero, the boy’s sunlit upturned face placed exactly where … Continue reading

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Where is Kafka …

Edith … when we need him most? Article yesterday in The NY Times detailing how attorneys representing Guantanamo detainees risk accusation of and prosecution for misuse of classified documents if they read the Guantanamo documents recently released via WikiLeaks.  So, … Continue reading

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The Victory of Reason

Body Viewpoint 6-2b My wife, out of no particular piety yet believing I give rather short shrift to Christianity and its value to Western culture, if not the world, purchased for me the book, The Victory of Reason — How … Continue reading

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A Scintilla of Hope

Brooke’s Portrait 17 A Muslim woman who was detained, handcuffed, separated from her daughter, her car searched, and otherwise violated by U.S. Immigration officials at a Buffalo, N.Y./Canada border crossing, has been given the green light by the U.S. Court … Continue reading

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A Sure Sign

Michelle at Home Forecast of snow today notwithstanding, a sure sign that winter has fled (or is fleeing, anyway) is arrival of loons on the lake.  During my walk yesterday I saw six, one pair and four singles. Presuming some … Continue reading

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Don’t Replace It Until It Breaks

Rikki 15 Being of a mind usually not to replace something until it breaks, I only late last year replaced my old but reliable HP desktop inkjet printer with a new HP desktop laser unit.  The old inkjet had performed … Continue reading

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How to Teach Prudery: Get to Them Young

Rikki 14 Story out of Easton, Pennsylvania, of a school that tried to ban middle school students from wearing “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets — promoting breast cancer awareness — as lewd.  Well, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and parents of some … Continue reading

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Heart Attack Moment

Dancing in Place 56 Commentator this morning noted that whereas federal taxes aren’t due until Monday, the State of Minnesota taxes had to be filed tomorrow, Friday!  Oops!  Fortunately, she corrected herself fifteen minutes later.  I probably would have discovered … Continue reading

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