Archives for 2012

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Very long exposure image of a dandelion head with just one seed left.

Vote 2012

I’m part of an increasingly rare bread. I’m a political moderate. I believe in planks from both political parties. That means that no matter who wins today’s presidential election, I will only have half of my values represented by the winner. Still, I’ve made my choices and I’m casting my ballot. I’m okay if you […]

Apple

This is not a post about the world’s most valuable company. Don’t get me wrong, as an early adopter of the iPhone 5, I could go on a rant or two. Maps, battery life, destroyed podcast functionality, lightning port, cost of lightning port adapters, unavailability of lightning port adapters, design of lightning port adapters (take […]

Toad Paws

Here’s another shot from the toad I shared last week. The toad was pretty docile, and put up with me holding it upside for a moment before I let it go.

American Toad

That’s a Buffo americanus for the scientist in you. This one’s from earlier this year. I love the amphibians, especially when they hop across my yard. After taking this one’s photos, I set it free in my vegetable garden.

Crisis

This is the inside of my PC. It’s probably been about ten years, but I assembled one of these once. I picked out the parts, ordered them online, and when everything came to the house, I assembled them, loaded the operating system, and had a pretty nice computer; one that lasted me about eight years. […]

Good night, Neil.

The number of heroes who walk the earth has been diminished by one. The first human to set foot on the moon died this morning. I’m not sure who said it first, but as long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be in them. In a statement, his family suggested the following. For those who may […]

Goodbye, David

I was laid off in September 2008 after moving across the country for my dream job. My family was experiencing great personal strife (kids in one state, parents in another), and I was without the means to provide for anyone who depended on me. If you know me, you understand that I’ve just laid myself […]

To the Beach

This photo is from the archive, but I’m just back from some well needed R&R at the beach. More on that later – I’m anxious to get back to work, and the day is young, so I’m headed into the office with a great attitude and a fresh tan (even wearing SPF 50 sun screen […]

Closeup: Mushroom

Time for your closeup… This is a side view of a large white-cap mushroom. It was maybe five inches (13 cm) across.