A Dog’s Life (for Cooper, Charles and Sandy)

Given all they do for us, if there was any justice in the universe dogs would have lifespans of Galapagos turtles. We would hand them down through human generations.  My present dog would have been first owned by my great-great grandfather, a Civil War veteran perhaps...

Death and Taxes

It’s said that there are two things you can’t avoid, death and taxes. But while death is the non-negotiable part of life, taxes are constantly subject to negotiation.   President Trump and the GOP have proposed and may well pass a sweeping tax revision bill. They are...

The Moon

I found “moon shots” to be very difficult at first, and then I began to figure out how to capture the light coming off the moon with contrast so that it didn’t turn into a big light bulb in the sky.  It helps to have a powerful zoom lens and...

Long Island beaches…some of the best in the world!

Long Island is loooong…in fact, it is the longest and largest island in the United States, stretching 118 miles from New York harbor to Montauk point, including Brooklyn and Queens in the landmass and over 8MM people.  (In fact, the majority of NYC residents are...

Reconsidering Steely Dan

[First published in TheAudiophileReview.com: http://audiophilereview.com/audiophile-music/reconsidering-steely-dan.html} A recent Facebook post I noticed by a veteran industry person lamented an “audiophile” who requested “anything contemporary, like...