One bike, one camera?

Johnson Creek Park, where Johnson and Crystal Springs Creeks meet. 12 Nov 2022 Camera: Olympus Pen EES-2Film: Kodak Portra 160 I was in correspondence with someone who is pondering doing one of those "one camera" challenges. Basically, the idea is to use the same camera for a certain period of time, whether a month or... Continue Reading →

Missing the idea of the bike commute?

Explosions of color everywhere. 3 Nov 2022 Olympus Pen EES-2/Kodak Portra 160 I've hinted at this before, and it still sounds weird, but I miss the idea of a bike commute. I commuted to work by bike from 2001 to 2019. Since then, I've mostly worked from home, so the need to get on a... Continue Reading →

Beausage and Special Bikes

Andy's Rivendell A. Homer Hilsen, 15 October 2022. Olympus 35RD/Ilford HP5+ In Grant Petersen's latest "Blahg" post, 1 he touches upon people who get fancy bikes like Rivendells yet rarely use them because they're worried about damage, theft, and the like. (It's a really long blog post, as is Grant's wont, where he talks about... Continue Reading →

Sick.

Time for leaves and puddles. SE Division, 22 Oct 2022 Olympus Pen EES-2/Kodak Ultramax 400 After almost three years of pandemic I've managed to avoid COVID. I social distanced when advised, masked up, and got my vaccine plus a booster. I wondered if I could keep outrunning the virus indefinitely, especially since it seems like... Continue Reading →

The Opulence of Time

North Beach, Orcas Island. 5 August 2022. Camera: Olympus XA2/Film: Fujicolor 100 Stasia over at Carfree Rambles finished up a coast-to-coast (and Portland-to-Portland!) tour with her partner a little while ago. Like many folks who go on a big adventure like this, she's found the readjustment to "real life" a bit tough. In her latest... Continue Reading →

The unintentional watch collection

I'm on quite the roll of watch buying. For years, I generally only had one watch at a time. Then my comical attempts at watch maintenance earlier this year necessitated a new watch. After some pondering, I asked for an automatic mechanical watch for my birthday, a Timex Waterbury. This is the nicest watch I've... Continue Reading →

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