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 →

Taking a photo vs. savoring the moment

No Parking? North Tabor, 6 Nov 2022 Minolta Hi-Matic 7s/Ilford HP5 If there's one thing that people can agree upon in these divisive times, it's this: There are too many images out there. Digital cameras plus internet plus social media means on any given day there may be more photos taken in the world then... Continue Reading →


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 →

On beards and longer hair

Sometime this past summer. Pentax IQZoom 928/Fuji C200 I haven't done as many self-portraits in 2022 as I did in 2020 or 2021. But from the shots of me you do see, you'll notice that I've had a beard all year. While I've played around with various configurations of facial hair since graduating high school,... Continue Reading →

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