Recommended reading

Bloggers everywhere write and publish, and then I consume and curate. This week’s result:

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Pentax H3, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, Agfa Vista 200

💻 Veterans Day was last Sunday, and Heide republished her epic story of a region scarred by three major World War I battles, and of a quarry where soldiers went to wait, or to rest, or to die — and left behind inscriptions in the stone that are compelling evidence that this war was fought by real men and is not just a story in a history book. Read A Soldier’s View of World War I

💻 Carrying on the WW I theme, M. B. Henry tells the story of Talbot House, in Poperinge, Belgium, a place war-weary soldiers could go to experience peace, if only for a little while. Read Talbot House – “All Rank Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here”

💻 Mark Evanier reminds creative people that to make a living being creative, you need to focus less on doing creatively pure things and more on doing useful things. To some creatives, that might feel like selling out. Those are the ones who won’t make a good living being creative. Read Rejection, Part 23

💻 Pabst Blue Ribbon beer is in mortal peril. Nick Gerlich explains. Read Major Brew Ha Ha

📷 Johnny Martyr tells a delightful tale of experiencing a Yashica-A twin-lens reflex camera he found in a junk store. This was Yashica’s entry-level TLR. After reading his account, I want to try one now, despite already owning a Yashica-D and a Yashica-12! Read Discovering the Yashica-A

📷 I love to see people putting film through very old folding cameras, especially ones for which film is no longer made. Tom over at TAZM Pictures figured out how to spool 120 film through a 90-year-old (give or take) Kodak folder made for 116 film. Read Vintage Camera Test: the No. 1A Autographic Kodak Junior

📰 From The Wall Street Journal, a pretty good rundown of Generation Z as it starts to enter the workforce. I’m pretty sure the paywall is down for this article. Most of my kids are GenZ and this article had me nodding a lot in agreement. Read Gen Z Is Coming To Your Office. Get Ready To Adapt.


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