Happy Birthday, Aretha/ RIP, Geraldine Ferraro

Aretha is 69 this week. Here’s a look back at 1970 and 1971. Ferraro died today at age 75, after a long battle with blood cancer. She was the first woman nominated to run for VP, breaking a barrier. Advertisements

Putting away the ornaments….remembering

Another one bites the dust

Resolution for the new year….get to the darkroom before it is too late and too expensive! So many products are gone or the “recipe” is changed or the manufacturer is in France or the company is deceased. Polaroid for starters. We know where the color photo technology resides; the digital product can be just as … Continue reading

Green Tomato Relish….recalling the taste

Retirement has arrived along with the harvest moon. This is the first time since 1979 that I have canned anything from the garden. So I decided to start with the memory of green tomato relish from the Joy of Cooking. I hope it tastes as good as I remember it! Of course, I need to … Continue reading

RIP: Devo the hampster

Laura Black writes: Hamster Death Watch has ended, services to be held this evening over by the dryer vent. RIP Devo Black Higgins- may your soul travel a path strewn with sunflower seeds. In lieu of flowers please just say a prayer for a broken hearted boy who held a limp and lifeless rodent in … Continue reading

New York Weekend

Last weekend was a treat…Friday and Saturday in NYC on my own. Went to several galleries, MoMA, the Met without an entourage. Stayed at a friend’s apartment and got around just fine. Learning the bus and subway was good. Something I don’t generally have to do because I’m with others who know the city so … Continue reading


FlashForward: Rob is starting the mornings with a little fiddle practice, just like the old days! Has bought himself a violin,  paid for the tuner app for his iphone and googles for the tune he is learning. Old Timey music meets New Timey technology! He is doing it to remember the JimBoy who died last … Continue reading

Another photo of Jim from the early 1980s

Playing banjo in Ithaca

Looking Back: A few photos from a very long time ago. In remembrance.

Things you find on the internet…remembering Dan Farber

I think I probably printed this image a long time ago at Boris Color Labs (now The House of Blues) in Boston. Dan brought his work in to be processed and printed. Printing 8×10 negs was amazing! I was checking out the LUNA Insight digital asset management sight and came across the digitized collection of … Continue reading