Boise Trip 2022: Wrap-Up and Reflections

Boise Depot, 19 Sept 2022. Minolta XD5/MD Rokkor Zoom 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5/Fuji C200 It was a good five day trip to Boise, Idaho. We got in Sunday afternoon, September 18, and flew out on Friday the 23rd. The first half was occupied with "work stuff", a conference. Emee and I had the last few days "off"... Continue Reading →

Lomo LC-A: Acquiring the cultiest of cult cameras?

If you take a look at my flickr, you'll see that the album with Olympus XA2 photos has (as of 26 Sept 2022) has 1,882 photos, more than any other camera I've owned. It is the second oldest (to me, not in actual age) camera in my collection, so I'd shoot it more than cameras... Continue Reading →

Ricohflex Dia: Four months in

Union Station, Portland OR, 31 July 2022. Ricohflex Dia/Ilford XP2 Back in May I acquired my Ricohflex Dia (or Diacord) twin-lens reflex (TLR) 120 camera. I had a few medium format cameras before this, but none of them were particularly great. I really wanted a half-way decent 120 option, so I set my sights on... Continue Reading →

Coffeeneuring Challenge 2022: Year 12

Yes! The challenge is back for another year!

Does anyone know what time it is? I’ll tell you. It’s time for the 2022 Coffeeneuring Challenge, now in its 12th year.On October 7, the Chasing Mailboxes Coffeeneuring Challenge is back and this time we have an Intern to help run the challenge! If you ride a bike and drink coffee or tea (or even hot chocolate, coffee stouts, or cider) please consider this fall challenge.

The Coffeeneuring Challenge is a time to mellow out, slow down the pedal strokes, and make the most of a delicious time of year by lingering over a cup of your favorite fall beverage. This challenge offers an opportunity to connect virtually or in-person with others, and can also be a time to carve out space for solitary contemplation over a beverage. Let’s coffeeneur our way through the changing seasons.

Coffeeneuring. Photo credit Lisa Aurigemma

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Boise Trip Report

Hello friends. I apologize for the lack of posts these past couple of weeks. As I hinted at the beginning of the month, September has been very busy. I hoped to have enough posts ready before the busy period to post throughout it, but I can only do so much. Currently Emee and I are... Continue Reading →

Of watches and minimalism

It was barely a month ago I got a new watch, an automatic "Waterbury" watch from Timex. This is the nicest watch I've ever owned. Yet barely a month later, I've purchased another watch. It's another Timex, one of their "Weekender" watches. It's one of the least expensive watches they make. I paid $35 for... Continue Reading →

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