Happy Saturday, Roadies!
💻 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
💻 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
💻 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
📷 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
📷 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
📰 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