I'm a father, husband, marathoner, half marathoner and regular runner guy hoping to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle especially in the African-American community.
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I Feel Silly
I feel sill for even writing this. I'm not even sure this will make it out of draft form. So, my young child is growing up. being influenced by the trends of the day and his friends. he like every other child his age through high school want these silly bands. sadly they weren't really on my radar until his school banned them. Parent, what is the easiest way to make a child really want something?-- tel them they can't have it. I admit I had seen them before. You can't miss them at Supermarkets and Drug stores everywhere... Then you put them on a kid like Justin Beiber and you have instant success. As a parent i was confused. because my only encounter with them was a kid in line at Wal-Mart who had two arms full of them. remember they just look like funky rubber bands when they're on your arm. Then you take them off and it goes right back to original form. Genius! whoever thought of this.. and decided to run with it is likely very rich right now. It brings back memories of garbage pail kids, Slap bracelets (those got banned because they were cutting poor kids wrists), those little virtual pets, webkins.. yea the list goes on. so, for now,.. when he's not at school and remembers to put them back on.. his arm is full of SillyBands. It's not all that silly though. i thought those livestrong bracelets would last forever.
This is my first experience with and my first review of a Nikon Camera. I used to be, but I'm not longer the type of photographer that tries to argue about which brand is better(Canon, Nikon, Sony, Leica, ... etc.) I don't think this is like the Nintendo/Sega video game console wars of the 80s and 90s. If I had the money and time, there's no telling what brand of camera I'd own. There are a lot of factors for photographers - both professional and casual - to take into account. Style, ease of use, compatibility (with other lenses), low light performance, megapixels and recommendations from bloggers, friends and photographers that they admire. Your choice of camera is a very personal one.. and it is sometimes a permanent one. Often times a camera will even outlive it's owner. As you know from some of my previous posts, my dad's camera did outlive my father.. but only by a few years. But, I have been able to fix and use several other older cameras. T…
I don't think I'll get yelled at by too many people for this.. But I decided to take my Camera Completely apart to fix a problem inside. OK, relax -- It was my dad's 20 year old EOS 630. It wasn't a 70D, 5D or 1DX. This camera is the very first SLR that I learned to take pictures on. So its pretty special to me. I''l probably never junk it...or sell it on EBay. So, It's been hanging around in the back of a closet somewhere collecting dust. But the digital camera age isn't the only thing that killed this camera. It's the battery drain issue. You can put a brand new 10 dollar battery in this thing.. and it'll be dead the next morning. I did some research and found a write up below on how to fix it. I also tried to record a video of the fix. This is from ... I've shortened the directions on how to fix it just a tad.. but here you go:
Here's a link to the original directions on PopPhoto This is a common problem on the EOS 630 and th…
I spent most of the day today looking at a dark, sad and violent era in U.S. History. Jim Crow laws had s terrorizing effect on the African American. Simple offenses like stealing, disrespecting a white person or as bad as murder and rape could and often did end in an anger induced and mob fueled lynching. It was an ugly, cruel form of punishment that was sometimes directed at innocent men both black and white. More than 4,000 lynchings recorded in 60 years of our history. The lyrics of the song below and pictures/stories paint a clear picture of why this should not be forgotten and pushed aside. It also shows the power of the media to help bring an end to terror.
Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden …