Recommended reading

💻 Mark Watkins tells us about the combat martini, the dry martini, the James Bond martini, and the vespers, with a little memoir woven in. Read Martini thoughts, literary and otherwise

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💻 Jason Shafer found a photo of an enormous mid-1970s Cadillac and it reminded him of a funny story. Read Cohort Capsule: 1975 or 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille — It Really Was Coupe DeChance

📷 It’s easy to fall into the perfection trap as a photographer. James Tocchio shares his excellent essay on why we should let go of perfection so we can really enjoy photography. Read Wabi-Sabi of Photography and Why I Stopped Chasing Perfection

📷 Have you ever seen a white Kodak Brownie? Stephen Dowling tells the story of one, made specifically for a small set of British islands. Read Kodak once made a camera especially for… the Channel Islands

📷 Peggy is coming up with some fun photography projects while locked down at home thanks to COVID-19. Have a look! Read Covid Photo Projects


6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. J P Avatar

    The first piece was helpful. I have felt like having a martini a time or two lately but am out of vermouth and am not willing to make a trip to buy some. But gin, olives and a freezer I’ve got!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      My man, I am here to help you today. Alcohol delivery. Get your vermouth!

      We are realizing that we’ve leaned into alcohol a little too much here since the quarantine. We let our stock deplete this week and we’re going to see what an alcohol-free week feels like.

  2. tbm3fan Avatar

    Well I have about a dozen bottles of Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, and Tequila which I haven’t touched anymore than normal. I have a Sierra Nevada every night with dinner. Now being home has meant I might also have a beer with lunch 2-3 times per week. That is my splurge. Not today as it is now 0825 hours and I’m leaving for the USS Hornet to do some work on the empty ship for the next 8 hours. I’ve looked forward all week to this day.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Mmmm, Sierra Nevada! I remember about 25 years ago when it was a little hard to get here in Indiana. My first wife and I visited her aunt and uncle in northern California, near a little town called Flournoy. They were sheep farmers. They had a fridge stocked with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. We got so drunk.

      Enjoy your time on the Hornet today!

  3. Jerome C Avatar

    Jim, thanks for the reading list. Your suggestions introduce me to writing I otherwise would not have encountered— a much needed diversion in these troubled times. BTW, thanks for mentioning my blog in the last list!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m happy you enjoy this! And I was pleased to include your post last week.

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