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2017: That Was The Year That Was

This marks the end of the eighth full calendar year for Photocritic International, which made its debut in June 2009. During the past 12-month period I’ve published 54 posts here (counting this one), averaging 4.5 per month. According to Google Analytics, as of midnight on December 31, 2017 this blog had served up almost 54,000 […]

Year-End Ends and Odds, 2017

Hoping that Santa was good to you, I present here my own small assortment of little tidbits that, at least for now, don’t seem likely to expand into longer commentaries. […]

Birthday Musings 12/19/17

According to the stats provided by my gym, over these past two years I have lifted more than 600,000 pounds, which equates to 76 elephants. This year I’m taking those pachyderms as symbolic of the Republic Party’s crushing weight on democracy; so, to quote Allen Ginsberg, “America, I’m putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.” […]

Tech World 2017

Do the world a favor this gift-giving season. Keep your thought-dreams to yourself, and encourage others to do the same. Don’t buy any digital tech, for yourself or anyone else. Think of how many “real books” you can buy for the cost of even the cheapest IoT gizmo. So use that money to buy and give books instead. You won’t regret it, and neither will those on whom you bestow that bounty. […]

Alternate History: Robert Capa on D-Day (37)

Silloray’s work thus becomes the first book published since our research project began to reflect an awareness of the fruits of our labor. If our efforts can have that effect on a book intended for the general public, the demolition of the Capa D-Day myth has begun, and more serious, scholarly works will surely follow suit. […]