Imagine the theme from Rawhide playing as you enjoy this week’s roundup of my favorite blog posts.
David Lacy found a volunteer dogwood tree growing in his yard. He let it be until he found it was destroying his garden — but simple removal wasn’t enough to end the destruction. He uses it as a metaphor for things we let into our lives. Read Flower or Weed?
Remember my giant No. 3A Autographic Kodak camera, which takes long-discontinued 122 film? Well, Tony Kemplen got one in perfect condition and figured out how to use still-available 120 film in it. He got some great results! Read Photos from Week 300 — No. 3A Kodak Autographic and Photos from Week 300 — No. 3A Kodak Autographic
Maybe she was in real danger and maybe she wasn’t when she got into that smelly Uber car in a distant city. But as a writer I know only as puneybones is right to point out, when that voice in your head says “Danger!” you should always listen to it. Always. Read Vulnerable Positions
It sounds like Jared Friedman had a summer kind of like mine: between gigs, catching up with people he knows. He talks about the good that comes from doing this — especially for middle-aged men. Read 200 Coffees