My Friends Call Me C.C. by William Gardiner Hutson is a fictionalized retelling of a decade plus in the tumultuous life of Clarence Chauncey ("C.C.") Julian, starting in glamorous 1920's Los Angeles, ending with Julian's mysterious death in 1930's Shanghai, and provides the backstory to — among other historical events — the swift rise and … Continue reading Book Review: My Friends Call Me C.C.
To reach the ghost town of Leadfield inside Death Valley National Park, take Daylight Pass Road northeast towards Nevada. In Nevada, it's renamed 374. Just outside park boundaries, go west on Titus Canyon Road, which is a one-way, unpaved road, which goes all the way through to Scotty's Castle Road. Be advised, the distance from … Continue reading Ghost Town: Leadfield
My cell phone rang Sunday night, a concerned friend calling for advice. His older brother vanished on Saturday, and he wanted my thoughts about how to proceed. His brother, while visiting family in Florida, met a woman and scheduled a date. His last call came while driving to the date through severe weather. After that, … Continue reading Cell Power
You've worked hard and long this week and you need a laugh. Know what I mean? OR, you feel like your world is caving in. Doesn't anyone understand? Either way: I most certainly do! This post is for you. Thank you Nicole K. for that hilarious snapshot from South Dakota. The thing that puzzles me? … Continue reading Lower the Roof!
Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn't go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson I thought I knew the before and the after, but maybe I have them backwards? A picture is … Continue reading Before & After Insight
Yes, a four-part series of bird pictures. Take your pick of my responses: A. I'm sorry. B. You're welcome. I've had this quote on my (bird) brain as I looked these photos over: Put a bird on it. ~ Portlandia I'm not a fan of hipsters, but that sketch is hilarious. Look it up yourself. … Continue reading Four, the Birds: Birds, Plain. Bird? Plane?
Greetings, Campfire Tale-ians! I've been on an excellent vacation, but I hope you enjoyed the frame and poetry posts I left for you before I took off. I also hope you enjoyed Independence Day. I did! I traveled back in time on many (oh, so many) levels. I don't even know where to start. Seriously, … Continue reading Road Tripped
With so many loose photos scattered around this site, and prompted by our discussions of windows, I decided to get organized with some frames. But now I have too many frames! Wanna buy one (or 9)? These three are the most traditional, and fit large photos: On the smaller side, more frame than photos, are … Continue reading Wanna Buy a Frame?