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Film from NASA 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission found in drawer

Film from NASA 1971 Apollo 15 Moon Mission found in drawer

Holy moonshot, Batman! Imagine you’re a professional photogapher and this happens to you: I recently had the amazing opportunity to work with some very interesting historical media. A retired NASA engineer friend contacted me having found a box of photographic films in his desk drawer.  Turns out the box contained two partial rolls and several …

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Tornado Alley, U.S.A.

Tornado Alley, U.S.A.

Below are just a few of the spectacular images taken over the course of only a month in the notorious Tornado Alley, U.S.A. To see more Tornado Alley photos, view the album from WJLA.

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Guess who funded the famous anti-pollution ad w/ “crying Indian”

Remember the 1971 ad with the American Indian shedding a tear after witnessing the results of littering and pollution? You’d never guess, but that ad was funded by beverage makers like Anheuser-Busch, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola. Why? Because in the 1960’s these businesses were trying to shift away from reusable containers like glass soda bottles to single-use …

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How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

How to prevent Pyrex glass dish from exploding

Exploding Pyrex? I didn’t realize this was a thing, but apparently it can be, particularly in the U.S. where Pyrex glass manufacturing ingredients are different for some reason (regulation?) from European products. Below is frugality guru Clark Howard‘s account of what happened to him and his family. He doesn’t provide any advice in the video, …

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With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

I discovered this poem by William Stafford a few years before becoming a father. I remember it striking a chord in me then. I read the poem again after becoming a father…and by the last line I was weeping…

Best angles for portrait photography

Best angles for portrait photography

What is the best angle to photograph from when shooting a portrait? Photographer Ed Gregory puts some effort into answering that question in this video from his YouTube channel Photos in Color. While he admits he couldn’t control the conditions for this portrait survey perfectly, he does as much as humanly possible, and we can learn …

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Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

So sad. I keep hearing in reports that Erin Moran had a rough time after Happy Days ended. Perhaps it’s morbid, but I’m going to learn more about that later…For now I’m just sad. CBS News is reporting that Erin died from complications related to stage 4 cancer. Source: The New York Times

Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

Pope Francis declares Big Bang theory compatible w/ Church teachings, but doesn’t understand evolution

While I applaud Pope Francis’ statement that the Big Bang Theory and evolution are compatible with the Catholic Church’s teachings about God and creation, the Pope  doesn’t appear to understand the modern theory of evolution and the origins of life. In his statement, he says: