Elvis/Marilyn by David Scheinmann, 2013

Lens-Artists Challenge #171: Weird and Wonderful

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. Sir Francis Bacon With Ann-Christine’s choice of topic — Weird and Wonderful — for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, we were reminded of a recent trip to Lexington, Kentucky, and a stay at 21c Museum Hotel. It’s not that the hotel was weird by […]

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Daybreak: Lighthouse hill, Monhegan

Getting to Monhegan

Once you’ve fallen in love with the idea of seeing Monhegan Island for yourself, you have to figure out how to get there.  And, as you might expect, it’s easier to get there during tourist season (May to Columbus Day in October) than it is off-season.  Since we were coming from Castine “up north,” we […]

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Staying calm at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Stay calm?  At the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center?  Is that not an oxymoronic question in itself?  With 2,711 guest rooms and 171 suites on six floors, you would think it an impossibity to indulge in rest and relaxation. Especially when an event such as the conference I attended last week —  Learning Forward 2014 […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

This week’s WordPress challenge — Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life — brought me back to Las Vegas where I remembered streets filled with happy people seeking something quite different from what they experience at home.  Some “streets” were really overpasses where pedestrians crossed over to the other side or paused to look below at the traffic. […]

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Stunning sunsets from the Lodge at Sandpoint

Our trek through the Inland Northwest took us from Spokane, Washington, up Highway 2 through Green Bluff, an area boasting over 30 apple orchards and numerous at-home entrepreneurs.  From there, we drove north toward Bonners Ferry, Idaho, but only made it to Sandpoint when near-darkness and weariness overtook us. Had we known that Sandpoint would become […]

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