Recommended reading

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💻 The roadside motel ascended through the middle 20th century, and declined in the late 20th century. Ted Shideler tells the story of one such motel in Muncie, Indiana. The story is a microcosm of the broader roadside motel story: competition from the chains and rerouted highways left so many motels to die. Read Muncie’s old Hill Top Motel, the peak of overnight accommodations

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💻 Not long ago I wrote about my experience with people in poverty, and how many or most of them earnestly want to work their way out of it. J. P. Cavanaugh tells a tale of people in poverty who are in the other group: working the system and lost in drugs. Read What Are We To Do About The Poor

📷 With film prices rising sharply, Johnny Martyr’s article about how to pay as little as possible for film couldn’t be more timely. Read How To Pay As Little As Possible For Film

📷 Dmitri writes a review of Kodak Portra 800 film. It has noticeable but pleasing grain, huge dymanic range and exposure latitude, and spot-on color accuracy. It’s expensive, but nothing else replicates it. Read Kodak Portra 800 Film Review

📷 Mark O’Brien reviews a 23-year-old digital camera from Hewlett-Packard, which is not the first name you think of when you think of digital cameras. Read HP Photosmart 215 – A 23 year old Digicam

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4 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Ted Shideler Avatar

    Thank you again! I’ve got a couple of motels in Hancock County on my list to check out soon.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Most welcome!

  2. Kodachromeguy Avatar

    J.P’s article about lost in poverty and in drugs is a terrific problem here in Mississippi. My wife is a social worker and encountered these households all over. How to help them has been unsolvable for decades. The mooching and destructive (and often sexually abusive) relative is another issue that these poor families have to confront.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Incredibly sad. People just fully lost – and clinging to their lost lives.

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