Buried treasure, Part 2

Going through the items in my “Treasure Box,” I can’t stop thinking about how silly and trivial many of these tiny bits of plastic are. Several are of mysterious origin, even to me, and I now have no idea why I kept them. But in among the fairly disposible stuff, I’ll find an occasional genuine treasure, like the handmade Christmas […]

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Buried treasure, Part 1

I’ve heard that “unboxing” videos have become very popular lately, so I figure why not follow the trend — putting my own twist on it, of course! Today I’ll be unboxing my own personal time capsule, a container holding several treasures from my childhood — things that I loved and cherished enough to tuck away for safe keeping. This particular […]

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Sign language

Halfway across Arizona, heading east on Interstate 40, I got the brilliant idea to photograph every old, forgotten, or neglected sign I could find along the highway. The newer highway runs more or less parallel to the original Route 66, and I felt sure I could spot some cool-looking signs. Unfortunately, by the time this idea occurred to me, most […]

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Mislaid memories

My house is a little bit like an archeological site. The past tends to get buried and forgotten, and it takes some sort of minor upheaval to bring it up again, in bits and pieces. Some of these fragments of the past aren’t even really mine, so they’re that much more mysterious. Almost 20 years ago I somehow came into […]

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Throwback Thursday: Summer 2017

I’ve probably said this before, but my favorite feature of Google Photos is the highlights from previous years. Sometimes I’ll get a pleasant surprise when I see a picture I’ve completely forgotten about from a year ago, or three, five or even more. This time of year without fail I start contemplating ways to escape the valley heat — even […]

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