Recommended reading

Happy Saturday, Roadies!

πŸ’» It masquerades as a photography post, but instead it’s deeply personal, and poignant. James Tocchio tells the agony of trying, and failing, to have a child and how he dealt with it. Read How I Improved My Photography in Five Simple Steps

πŸ’» Carl at Milwaukee Notebook tells the story of the Milwaukee Clipper, a giant passenger ship that was built before the Titanic and sailed the Great Lakes for many decades. Especially fun: a story of illicit gambling and how the slot machines were almost successfully shuttled off the ship before anybody could be caught. Read The long season of the Milwaukee Clipper

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πŸ’» The evidence is clear, posits Scott Galloway: men who are engaged with other people — especially wives and children — live longer, happier lives. Despite our desperado natures, we’re better off involved with others. Read Engaged

πŸ“· W. Eugene Smith’s most famous photo essay was of the human tragedy at Minamata, Japan, where illegal industrial waste dumping fouled the water and disfigured scores of people. A new film is being made with Johnny Depp as Smith. Josh Solomon has a preview. Read Johnny Depp to Play W. Eugene Smith

πŸ“· Dan James loves a bargain. In this post, he lists some great cameras (film and digital) that he picked up for chicken feed. Read Chance Encounters In The Cheap Seats – My Favorite Photography Bargains

πŸ“° My hometown of South Bend has its most visible and dynamic mayor of my lifetime, Pete Buttigieg. Maybe you’ve seen him on TV lately, as he is running for President. I’m hometown proud, but I agree with Aaron Renn, he ain’t got a chance. But he probably knows that and is using this run to be on the national stage. Read Let’s Hear It for South Bend


Comments

9 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Heide Avatar
    Heide

    You’ve done it again, Jim β€” thank you for this round-up of fantastic reads. I’ll be thinking about James Tocchio’s piece for a long time especially. It’s so beautifully written, and a poignant reminder that even the darkest times of our lives can let in a sliver of light. Love your new icons too. Happy Saturday, from a grateful Roadie!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My pleasure, H!

  2. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    Saturday morning; coffee and Down the Road recommended reading. What else do you need?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      On a cold day like this, a working furnace! :-)

  3. Richard Kraneis Avatar

    Jim, your blog is the only blog that I consistently read. I especially like the Saturday edition. Best wishes from a chilly Chicago, Richard

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m honored, Richard. Thank you!

  4. Dan James Avatar

    Jim, thanks for the mention here. I must admit after James Tocchio’s post mine feels terribly lightweight, but there we go!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh every article isn’t going to be so personal. Yours def deserved a mention.

      1. Dan James Avatar

        Thanks. I do really like posts that delve deeper than being just about the gear though, which you and both write often. : )

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