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BBQ Road Trip #1

April 2, 2015

I recently joined the Southern Foodways Alliance as part of my embracing my roots and interest in examining the preservation of the best of Southern culture.  The food of the South certainly is a cultural best.  If you look at the SFA website, you will find a link to ...

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Byzantine Turkey

July 15, 2013

I recently returned from a holiday in Turkey.  Before I left, the most frequently asked question was: "Are you still going?"  Upon my return, the question was: "How was it?"  The answer:  Marvelous. I am a fan of travelling when apparent (not real) turmoil reduces the tourist crowds.  I started this touring strategy ...

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Further Examination of a Practice Post

July 14, 2013

In preparation for launching this website, I wrote a number of practice posts.  As a new resident/voter in the South Carolina 1st Congressional District, one of the draft posts related to Mark Sanford’s campaign against Elizabeth Colbert Bush in the special election for the House seat vacated by Tim Scott's ...

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March in Japan (Manipulated)

June 19, 2013
March in Japan photo by Bill Ginn

The NYT’s The Public Editor had an interesting discussion today of the NYT’s policy on photo editing and enhancement. It is not permitted for “news” but is common in their fashion pieces. The Travel Section contained a Roy Wood HDR photo of Aniakchak National Monument that explained what an HDR ...

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Speaking of Reds

May 1, 2013

A mating pair of Northern Cardinals have followed me South to the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina and set up home in the Ligustrum next to my front door.  Awaiting the arrival and hatching of the eggs is a welcome distraction from the House special election scheduled ...

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