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A Kid’s-Eye View of Reality

All children are aliens. Think about it: they come to our world from a liquid environment where they never had to breathe, where after every strange gurgling noise they suddenly felt full, where their every little movement was followed by … Continue reading

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Future Shock

Many years ago, I read a book entitled Future Shock. The title referred to the experience of culture shock within one’s own culture. Future shock hadn’t happened yet, its author argued, but it was coming. And now? Many people, perhaps … Continue reading

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50 Unique Sculptures

I love sculptures, classical, modern, miniature, monumental, and most of all those with a unique perspective: Witty or serious. Ageless or temporary. Solitary or interactive, especially interactive – I love sculptures that invite us in, directly or indirectly, that make … Continue reading

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Mountains, Lakes and Ghost Towns of California

Originally posted on Kevin Hotter:
June Lake, California Hi friends! It’s been a while. Way too long, actually. Life has been super busy. But, I’m glad to be back and I hope to hear from you all. Last week, my…

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Photoblog Mania

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for … Continue reading

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Breathtaking Landscapes

This is the first time I’ve featured a single photographer in one of my Friday Photoblogs. Will I do it again? Yes, if I find another photographer whose work I enjoy as much as that of Johannes Plenio! Johannes, who … Continue reading

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Coffee With the Kelpies

My Featured Blogger this week is Jez Braithwaite of Photos by Jez. Royal Navy veteran Jez lives in Scotland with his wife Susan. The two love to travel, and when they do, Jez captures “whatever catches my eye.” In this … Continue reading

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Reshaping Reality with Photoshop

We see it every day: Magazine models with plastic skin and impossible bodies; real kids with unreal eyes, drooling over factory-produced treats. But tools are just that–tools. They can be used for unworthy or mundane-but-useful tasks. Or they can be … Continue reading

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Fitting In!

I’m a big fan of street art. Some pieces make a statement by whimsically, sarcastically, or ironically adapting themselves to improvised spaces. Which, come to think of it, is how we’ve had to live our lives these past two years, so … Continue reading

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The Greatest Artist of All Time

He’s had the longest career of any artist in history, and at a considerably advanced age is still crafting new works. He creates in every medium–sculpture, engraving, painting, even performance art–and the scale of his work runs from the subatomic to the cosmic. Some … Continue reading

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