💻 It takes a ton of work to be truly anonymous on the Internet. On the other hand, there are people like me who are soooooooo not anonymous. The fellow behind the site kg.dev has managed to obscure his identity. It’s probably too late for me. Read Be anonymous
📰 I hope you haven’t used up all of your free-article credits with The New York Times this month, because their story about how books are made features some terrific photography I hope you can see. Read How a Book Is Made
📷 Alex Luyckx reviews Fomapan 400 black-and-white film. I have some in a camera right now! Read How I learned to stop worrying and love Fomapan 400
📷 I love to find out about cameras I’ve never heard of before. Theo Panagopoulos found one: the Konica Pearl II, a compact medium-format folder that makes 6×4.5 cm negatives. Read Konica Pearl II – The queen of gems
Work has been a mixed blessing. On the one hand, I’m glad for a day full of purposeful distraction. On the other, some days I’m just so sad that it’s hard to put my mind into my duties. Fortunately, I had more good days than bad this week.
I am working through a book called Life after Loss. It gave me an exercise to consider all of the loss I’ve experienced over the last two years. It was sobering to think about it. I haven’t had other losses in that time as shocking and deep as Rana, but there has been a steady stream of loss in that time. If I go back five years, I see an even wider stream. In that time we lost my dad, our daughter-in-law Mariah, and Margaret’s mom. But there are other losses that perhaps we haven’t counted. Both Margaret and I were fired from jobs. And I’ve started to noticeably age, which has brought a lot of physical changes and losses. The most obvious of them is that my hair is falling out, but there are others that nobody can see but I sure feel. So I’m experiencing the loss of my former vigor. It’s all been a lot to bear.
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