Best Friends

I’m in the middle of reading a book, a murder mystery. At one point in the story, the father of an accused murderer was talking to his son’s ex-best friends.  ‘Ex’ because of the circumstances. In one line the ex-best friend says, when asked if he is still best friends with his son, something about…

Planning a Saturday

This is really the best day of the week, the whole day lies ahead screaming for a really good plan. The day will be long and satisfying as only a Saturday can be because no matter what, there’s always Sunday. The plan… The day will start with a good book – I hope. You see,…

The D.I.R.T. on Audio Books

Welcome to my first review using the D.I.R.T. method… My son Josh gave me an audio book this past Christmas. He got into them pretty heavy and thought I might like it too. Like most father and sons we tend to like similar things. In this case, I wasn’t sold immediately. I like the feel…

Snow & Books

I was shovelling my driveway this morning and during a pause, thought to myself, has the snow ever been this deep? We often harken back to our youth in times like this. Why is that? I think we like to wax nostalgia since it brings to mind the carefree times we often enjoyed. In our…

Read & Reading…

I just finished reading Left Behind, by Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins.  I didn’t know it at the time but it turns out this was the first book in a series on Earth’s Last Days.  The series has quite a following, interesting that I had never heard of it before.  The writing duo has…

Still reading…

I don’t know whether photography research is any good without a camera to use it on, but I am getting a lot of insight into the field. I wonder, for example, how a person decided to become a landscape photographer, a portrait photographer, wildlife photographer, etc…  Was it that beautiful sunset that started it all,…

A whole new language…

Like most things new, photography comes with it’s own language.  Words like aperture, exposure, shutter speed, ISO, f-stop, etc…  The Internet is a great resource to get you started but inevitably I turned to books.  This particular book comes highly recommended…so I bought it. The book is called; Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson. I started…