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Raleigh's Christmas Parade 2015
If you look closely, you can see Ethan.
This post is a little pastdue... Well it's at least a two weeks overdue, but It's been a little busy around here. These pictures are from the Raleigh Christmas Parade 2016 presented by ShopLocal Raleigh and WRAL-tv. SO, it's kind of fitting that I'm posting this on Small Business Saturday Right? I hope you enjoy. Here's something that I can reveal about myself. I love parades. I feel like it is the heart of a community on display -- for better or for worse. , I enjoyed Shaw University's Marching Band, The Helping Hand Mission Band, the cars, the bikes, the mascots and the clowns. Darth Vader was out there with a candy cane light saber. There was an elderly urban cowboy doing summersaults or tumbles or something. Of course this is North Carolina... so, there were tractors and beauty pageant girls. Then Finally Santa came along... riding high with Mrs. Clause ... Again, Enjoy.
I've always been intrigued by the mystery of the Underground Railroad. Like the black inventors I featured earlier this week, these are stories of people who beat the odds stacked against them to reach a goal- their freedom. They all risked their lives for freedom, preferring almost certain death and a chance to be free over slavery. Some cases were more extreme than others.. traveling in shipping boxes to safe houses on the UGRR. A lot of those travels were documented in the account of The Underground Railroad Records. These are not sad stories. They are testimonies of triumph written sometimes in their own word in letters to "The Father of the UGRR(Underground Railroad) William Still. Still often used his Philadelphia home to help hundreds of slaves to escape. He kept detailed records and maintained stayed in contact with man of them.. becoming a contact between escaped slaves and those left behind. These people exhibited tremendous courage escaping a l…
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…
The QY11s are an attempt to upgrade the QY8s that I bought
and reviewed last year. When I reviewed them, I noted that the QY8s needed to change for them to
compete with the QY7s including more support to keep them from bouncing. Now, it’s 2016
and these are the QY11s. They have ear hooks – like the Apple’s Powerbeats headphones but with better sound quality and battery life. The QY8s did not control the
volume on your phone. So, if you turn up your volume on your headset… you’ll
get very little response if your phone volume is low. On the other hand… if
your volume is all the way up it would blow your ear drums out. The QY11s are the same. Here’s a tip: If you
want more bass, turn your cell phone volume all the way up. Then turn the headphones down a little before
playing. That’ll give you the best range. In many cases I like this option. The QY8s have amazing bass. For some reason, I
feel like it’s only gotten better over the past year of listening. The Qy11s
have a much f…