Near and Dear to My Heart

I have been a proud member of the Working Class from the moment that I got my first job mixing mortar and toting concrete blocks for the Masonry Contractor who lived across the street from us in Florida. My family of origin all had jobs in the manufacturing industries of Northeast Ohio. A few members…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

“Share a photo that features a light source.” WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

These security lights illuminate the beach on the West side of the South Anchorage of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Light'em Up! Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Light’em Up!
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed and Camerabag 2.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

Two Cents Tuesday Challenge: Writing

Across The Bored has challenged us once again with the subject of writing.

I find myself writing less and using a keyboard more. These days I am printing less and enjoying it more. There is much to be said about holding a book in your hands and savoring each page. There is a lot to be said about the convenience of carrying a smartphone/tablet with an eReader app to access that same book.

5 years ago I was wary of reading an electronic book, now I am loving it. It will be interesting to see where the next 5 years will lead us.

What do you prefer, paper or digital?

Image credit: Artist unknown

Image credit: Artist unknown

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

“…your photo challenge this week is to capture something unexpected… [an] image that reveals a sense of surprise.” —WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

The golden rays of the early morning sun that paints trees and leaves alike is perhaps my favorite subject to photograph. I have come to expect the unexpected and it never fails to impress.

Catching Some Rays Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Catching Some Rays
Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, shot with Camera+ app, edited in CameraBag2.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

I Lost On Jeopardy

In early 1985 I had a few months where I was laid-off from work and I spent the time haunting the house, doing laundry and walking Picket Duty when the opportunity came up. The Lioness was away at work and our son, the Determined One, spent the day in high school. I fell into an…