The Phases of the Sunset

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I try to watch the sunset every night and I have discovered there are different phases of the sunset. Here’s an example of pictures from each phase of the sunset in a single night. There may be scientific terms for these, but I’m just going with early, middle and late. And rather than try to […]

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50 State Quest: #47 Idaho

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I knew my trip to Alaska this summer would get me closer to my 50 states, but I didn’t know that it would help me get two more states. While in Alaska I met fellow traveler, and now my friend, Emily. When I told her about my need to go to Idaho and Montana, she […]

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In Memory of Bob, My Step-Father

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I was 7-years-old when my mom married Bob. This meant that my sister and I moved into that big white house at the top of the hill in Purchase, NY. Bob already had four kids, so with the addition of us, there were now six kids living in the house. We became our own Brady […]

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Finding the Picture Spot

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I take a lot pictures. Mostly with my iPhone, but since I traveled a bunch this summer I was using my digital camera and my Holga film camera a lot too. Taking pictures starts when you see something you want to capture, but the first question I always ask is where is the picture spot. […]

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The First Day of Class

Yesterday I started this social media marketing journey with my two classes. The first thing I did was take panorama pictures of each class. I think this struck them as a bit odd and caught them off guard. But this is social media. Part of what we do is capture what is going on around […]

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#ShareACoke with Emily

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Coca-Cola has a great new campaign where they print a variety of names on Coke bottles, and encourage people to Share a Coke by posting pictures of the bottles with their names. In a grocery store in Florida, I found a bottle for my friend Emily. Since she and I were getting ready to travel […]

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Every Night I Watch the Sun Set

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Every night I watch the sun set. I live in a four-story building and there is a deck up on the roof with a wrought-iron table and chairs. The height of the roof is just right so I can see over the tree line and watch the sun sink towards the horizon. My apartment faces […]

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50 State Quest: #46 Alaska

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As I close in on my 50 states, which I should reach by next summer, I am already thinking about what comes next. That, however, is a post for another time. Many of my recent states have involved short visits, many just a meal or an overnight, but I took a week’s vacation in Alaska. […]

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Compelling Stories in “Entirely Off Topic” Spam Comments

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Amidst all the broken English, random text spam comments I get on my blog, there are some occasional gems that have been written by someone with a command of the English language. The goal is the same as any other spam comment: to get someone to click on the link. Every marketer knows that if […]

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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Travel Day

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It all started when I planned to join my sister for a no-kid weekend with my mom for Mother’s Day. My sister was already going to Florida to visit our mom for the weekend, and I decided to join her. We did not tell my mom. I wanted it to be a surprise, but not […]

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