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Entries from September 2008

Interesting Passages III…

September 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

From Ray Bradbury‘s Something Wicked This Way Comes: “But no man’s a hero to himself.” Part of a response by Charles Halloway to his son Will, who asked: “Are you a good person?” I thought this was an amazingly humble thing for a father to say to his progeny. Charles states that he tries to […]

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Tags: Literature

Going Hi-Def (Thanks to Monoprice.com)…

September 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

We’re taking out first foray into high-definition at our house. I couldn’t pass up $800 off my television-of-choice with an additional 10% taken off that as a corporate discount through my airline. We’ve got a new Sony Bravia flat-panel on the way that should arrive some time next week. Buying a TV isn’t as simple […]

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Tags: Tech/Geek

Bedside manner…

September 14th, 2008 · No Comments

I paid (yet) another visit to the doctor’s office about three weeks ago. The day before had ended in my being removed from my trip because of what felt like a fever and chills with a dull ache across my lower back. Fortunately for me, I was able to leave the trip in LAX, where […]

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Tags: Personal

Photography Is…

September 3rd, 2008 · 8 Comments

Photography, at least as I define it, is 10% equipment, 40% skill, and 50% being in the right place at the right time. If there’s one thing I’ve learned since I began taking this hobby seriously, it’s that if I see a photographic opportunity and pass it up, I will kick myself for at least […]

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Tags: Photography

Terry Brooks’ Latest…

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I just finished reading the conclusion to Terry Brooks’ Genesis Of Shannara trilogy, The Gypsy Morph, and let me just say “WOW!!” If you like science-fiction/fantasy, then read this trilogy! However, you should probably start with Brooks’ The Word And The Void trilogy, as it provides ALL the back-story for The Genesis Of Shannara. The […]

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Tags: Literature

Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium Trip (Part 4)…

September 1st, 2008 · No Comments

See part 3 here. After a late night at Fenway, there wasn’t much time to sleep. I had to be up and out of the hotel by 6am to catch a 9am flight from Boston to New York. I’d planned to use my jumpseat priveleges to ride down on a JetBlue A320, but as I […]

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Tags: Ballparks