Category Archives: General Rambling


Three Days at the Shore

I spent a month at Ocean City in just four days as a guest of my friends the Amalfitanos. They wanted to be sure we packed all the shore fun possible into our limited time. […]


Cherry Festival

Every year our little town of 16,000 people swells to about 500,000 for the eight day National Cherry Festival. The Festival included 4th of July weekend so it’s the place to be in Michigan, and […]


Meaningful Work

I have been writing a monthly column for Northern Express and I am going to start posting some here. Last month I was asked to join about fifty other professionals at Traverse City Central High […]


A Lunch Break at Glen Haven

A few weeks ago I had a crazy day. I started at the break of dawn with back-to-back Senior pictures in Traverse City. At 1:00 I had a class in Glen Arbor and then I […]


Bad News for Network Television

I have bad news for network television. I’ve suspected for a while now that network television is over. In the last few weeks, for me, it’s been confirmed. There are two things that have convinced […]


The Camera Salesman said . . .

Every photography class I teach comes with unlimited, lifetime technical support. You might think I get questions about depth of field or how to use flash, but most of the questions are based on correcting […]


Too Busy to Write

A few choice photos from a busy month of photography.


The Gibby’s Dilemma

One man wrestles with the age-old decision: elephant ear or funnel cake.