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It is the morning after I went out to Pensacola Beach to view the oil slick that had finally washed ashore from the BP disaster. The beach was surreal. The parking lot was full of TV crews and their trucks with giant satellite dishes perched on top. All lined up to report on the latest happenings. I have seen this here before during hurricane season’s . . .Read the full entry »
I have been lucky enough to be selected as this month’s featured artist at the Pensacola Museum of Art’s Culture Club meeting with my One Shoe Diaries. I invite anyone that can, to come down and check it out, there will be drinks, music, food and prizes! It is on Thursday June 3rd, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. It should be a good time to get out for a bit, enjoy the arts and always meet new people. I have been to the previous ones and they has been …Read the full entry »
It has been a very busy few months and I fell behind a bit on my projects. I am taking steps to getting caught up and this was the first one. I want to note, this marks the first time I made the cover be one of the contributor’s images instead of mine. I am really impressed by the windows series of Gregory M. and thought I would highlight one of his photos from the series. I hope you enjoy all of the images from the contributors that are still …Read the full entry »
A souvenir; a reminder of past events.
Momentos. When I sit back and look around my office I am surrounded by them. In fact I seem to be surrounded by them wherever I go. They are little things that trigger a memory for me of a person, place or time, often all three. I seem to have been collecting them my entire life, some without even realizing it. Some are tangible such as the Walt Disney Polynesian Village glass I got while on Senior Spring Break in …
Recently I submitted a letter to the editor after reading an article about shoes washing up in Vancouver with feet still in them. (here is a link to the lost sole blog entry I wrote where I copied the article into the bottom)
Of course it struck a cord with me so I wrote a letter to the editor. To my surprise a neighbor informed me about seeing my name in a magazine recently, and remembered it was Outside Magazine. I immediately went home and searched through my issue and …
This past week I was asked by the Publisher of Snowbirds magazine, Karen Harrell, to travel to Panama City and shoot a senior couple for the cover of the March issue.
The couple were from Ontario, Canada. She has become somewhat famous for being the woman who sewed the first canadian flag, much like her counter part in U.S. history, Betsy Ross.
I just thought her story was pretty interesting and would share it ( Below I copied the relevant parts from an article written by Patrick Reid, sept 26th, 1995). And …
Yesterday Phil Harris, the captain of the Cornelia Marie and one of the stars of the hit show Deadliest Catch passed away. Lost Sole #346 is dedicated to Phil Harris, found in Port Charlotte, FL the day he passed. He had a colorful personality, which makes this shoe somewhat fitting, although he was not flashy, just honest and real.Read the full entry »
I will pick this story up from a somewhat foggy, foggy as in mentally foggy, night out in Vegas when we were scheduled to trek to California in the morning. It was around 2 a.m. and for whatever reason, could have had something to do with Tequila shots, we decided we would head out to California right then and there. We took a cab back to Mark’s apartment where we tried to sober up with some coffee and pack our stuff.
Sean must have lost a bet somehow, or been the …
Hello my name is Randy Hamilton and I traveled with my wife Sharon and 2 dogs, Jack and Jinjer, for over 4 years full-time in our 36′ 1998 Cruisemaster motor home. When I was first asked by Snowbirds to write an article about being Snowbirds I was caught a little off-guard. I never really thought of us as snowbirds per say, but just people who hated cold weather and drifted south until winter was over. Which come to find out, is EXACTLY what a snowbird is. However, the fact that …Read the full entry »
During spring break 1990 my friends Jason, Jim (aka Skippy) and I decided to drive to Vegas to hang out with our other good friend and fellow “Gang” member Mark who at the time was attending the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). In addition Sean would be flying out to meet us in Vegas the day we arrive. That could be a recipe for fun or disaster, but most likely a mixture of both which creates an opportunity for a very memorable time.
Back in Ohio we came up with …