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March-April 2020 memories

The first-Saturday in March Floyd Radio Show is the oldest picture in this batch, followed by weeks of solitary walks off the Blue Ridge Parkway, whimsical experiments with homemade masks, and watching for signs of normalcy. As April ended, I

Posted in 2020, Appalachia, hyperlocal, personal, photography, Radford, Stepno, Virginia

Sunset moon and venus above

Friends liked these shots of mine on Facebook… The poor little smartphone crashed a few times trying to get them… Click either picture for more detail. This post is also an experiment with internet idiosyncrasies. Those two photographs were actually

Posted in 2020, personal, photography, Radford

Municipal dysfunction… Repairs in the works

My mobile phone sure does not like the city website. The new mayor says a new website is in the works… and meanwhile he uses Facebook for announcements, pictures, and even live videos. There must be a better way.

Posted in 2018, civics, communication, photography, public affairs, Radford

Ten days to summer

Feels like summer here with 90 degree days, but it isn’t officially until the 21st. I’m already in “not getting everything done I intended to today” mode, but I did remember to look out the window at the right time.

Posted in photography, summer, weather

Journalists in famous suspense and monster movies

I just watched “Rear Window” to review how Alfred Hitchcock presented its wheelchair-bound photojournalist character. Pretty amazing that the travel, excitement and adventure of his career are billed as such strong competition for Grace Kelly… So far, I haven’t read

Posted in fiction, film, Journalism, jpop, movies, photography

And now it’s “Spring Semester”

That’s Friday morning after Thursday’s storm… Now three days of melting-and-freezing before classes begin. I’ll keep my WDBJ7 weather app handy. For now, sure is pretty… (Distant visitors: That’s from the top of a hill in Radford, Virginia, looking west

Posted in 2013, photography, Radford

Reading Doug Thompson on Veterans Day

Update: Doug’s condition was listed as “good” after 20 days in the hospital, according to a page one story in the Roanoke Times on Dec.2, with a cautionary line that the term is relative, and that he is in need

Posted in communication, community, Floyd, Journalism, personal, photography, Roanoke Times, storytelling

Polling places and cameras

http://www.citmedialaw.org/virginia-documenting-2012-vote Great research on pre-cameraphone, pre-Instagram, pre-YoutTube ideas about photography at the polls.

Posted in Journalism, photography, Reporting, smartphones
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