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300 francis drive

There were two rooms in my grandparents’ house–a wonderful Central Florida bungalow that looked like 1970 trapped in amber–that always held a special place in my heart. Read more [...]
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yumicide

Raiding the cupboard earlier today I discovered that my bottle of Blueberry Syrup (meh) that I keep on its side had leaked and syrup had spilled over the shelf into the next one. As I picked up the roll of paper towels and reached to clean the mess, I couldn't help but notice that it almost looked like a crime scene. So of course I had to get my camera. Read more [...]
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the luck of the dice

Growing up on a tiny island in the middle of the Philippines meant that, for the most part, we were fairly behind on the States when it came to new fads, TV shows, fashion, or other pop culture. While normally an annoyance, it worked in my favor when, in 1985, my best friend came over with this game his dad had brought back from Japan, Dungeons & Dragons. Read more [...]
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snow time like the present

Tonight I learned that there are essentially two types of people that will venture out into a blizzard-thunderstorm in the middle of the night: dog owners, who gladly brave the cold so that their pooches can do their dirty sinful business, and nutcases who look at the snow pouring down and think "I bet that'd make a pretty picture!" Read more [...]
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jiggety jig

Home again, home again, after a good three weeks or so back in California.  As much as I love traveling it pretty much hobbles much of my updating.  Since my laptop has a glossy screen, photos I edit on it usually wind up a lot darker than they seem at the time.  As such, I tend to shy away from photo work on the road. Read more [...]