Recommended reading

It’s June already! Every year about this time I swear to myself I’m going to enjoy every minute of the warm spring and summer weather, and then every year it doesn’t happen because life gets busy.

Whatever the weather, every Saturday I share the posts I liked most from the blogs I follow.

๐Ÿ’ป All things end, Seth Godin reminds us. We do better with things while we have them when we consider how they might end well. Read On finishing well

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Olympus XA, Ilford FP4 Plus, 2019.

๐Ÿ’ป Olli Thomson shares some photos of the Gasworks building in Belfast, Northern Ireland — and recounts a memory from his teen years, during the Troubles, when the Gasworks was the site of an attack that lit the sky with burning gas. Read Belfast Gasworks

๐Ÿ’ป Memorial Day was Monday, and it’s easy to forget that this is a day to honor those who died in service to our country. Jeff Minch can’t forget it, as while he was in the military he had to deliver to a family the bad news that their son had died. It’s a wrenching story. Read Memorial Day – The View From Another Direction

๐Ÿ’ป On a much lighter note, Joe Dennis found an AMC Pacer wagon at a car show and wrote about it for Curbside Classic. These were seriously funny-looking cars — but everyone I knew who owned one in the 1970s loved theirs. Read Car Show Classic: 1978 AMC Pacer D/L Wagon — Roll With It, Baby

๐Ÿ“ท I’m jealous of anyone who has a good experience with a Minolta X-700, as I’ve owned two and both have suffered the dreaded stuck-winder issue that’s expensive to have fixed. Shaun Nelson‘s X-700 is not so affected. Read Minolta X-700

๐Ÿ“ท Johnny Martyr shares all the places he buys used film gear — places where you’re going to get a good, working camera, one that won’t let you down. Read Where to Buy Film Cameras & Lenses


4 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Heide Avatar

    I sure missed your posts during my self-imposed, travel-related hiatus! And I can’t imagine a better way to jump back into WordPress than through your round-up, Jim. I especially loved Jeff Minch’s reminder of the purpose of Memorial Day. It increasingly bothers (and worries) me that as a nation we’re forgetting the cost of war, and that this day of reflection is turning into just another “blowout sale” opportunity for retailers.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I admit to needing to be reminded every few years that Memorial Day is for the fallen. I’m not terribly proud of it. But when you turn on the radio or TV all you hear about is Memorial Day blowout sales.

  2. analogphotobug Avatar

    I’ll have to comment on the Minolta X-700 article. I have three, the oldest from the late 1980’s and never a problem. Hmmmmmm

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Iโ€™m envious!

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