Recommended reading

Welcome to my Saturday roundup of all the blog posts I enjoyed reading all week.

💻 Nadezhda Kutepova grew up in Ozersk, a Russian city marred by nuclear accidents and nuclear waste. She fights for the people of her city, and Leah tells her fascinating story. Read Nadezhda Kutepova: the white crow of a nuclear city

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Kodak EasyShare Z730 Zoom, 2009.

💻 I often share posts from N. S. Palmer here. But I don’t think I’ve ever shared that he and I know each other as friends and colleagues — I met him when I hired him as a writer a number of years ago. He read some of my posts this week about forgiveness and wrote his own take on the matter. Read Forgiveness Can Mean Freedom

💻 I sometimes fall into the trap of comparing what I’m doing here with other film-photography blogs. It’s a losing game. Famous photographer Edward Weston agrees, as Maria Popova reminds us this week. Read Edward Weston on the Most Fruitful Attitude Toward Life, Art, and Other People

💻 I knew nothing of the story of Queen Victoria of England until reading Alex Luyckx‘s terrific story of her life. He tells it briefly, but powerfully. Read Project: 1867 — Queen Victoria

📷 It’s pretty rare now that someone reviews a camera I haven’t heard of. Mark O’Brien managed it with his review of the Ricoh XR-M. Read The Ricoh XR-M SLR

📰 Ellicott City, Maryland’s main street is the National Road. After two major flooding events on that historic street, in 2016 and 2018, the town is trying to figure out what to do. Their current plan involves demolishing four historic buildings on that historic road. NPR has the story. Read After The Water


7 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Interesting read about Russia. Seems Russia is not what you may think. I am following her Blog “White Crow of a Nuclear

  2. dougd says:

    Thanks jim, great stuff to read while waiting at the airport.
    I went to Ellicott city about 10 years ago, when would constructing buildings over a river bed have been a good idea?
    Too bad they couldn’t move them

    • I have to suppose that the city was located right on a major transportation route, i.e., that river. But today, with climate change, it turns out to be a terrible idea.

  3. Bib says:

    Hey Jim…. I used to go to Ellicott City for our family reunion every year. It was nice to be reminded since we haven’t had a family reunion in many many years

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