A brief history of Christmas
The Christmas celebration is a relatively recent thing. It’s not commanded of us. So if others don’t celebrate, leave them be.
Christmas in Millennium Park
Photos of the Christmas tree in Millennium Park, Chicago, this Christmas Day.
The Christmas experience
Blending Christmas traditions between two established families is hard, it turns out!
Chicago at Christmas on Kodak T-Max P3200
I shot the new Kodak T-Max P3200 around Chicago this Christmas season and it was a joy.
Chicago all decorated for Christmas
Photos of Chicago as it is currently decorated for Christmas.
single frame: Jimmy
Photos of Christmases past
Just some photographs I’ve taken of Christmastime scenes over the years.
The sounds of Christmas
Bing Crosby and Johnny Mathis form the core of my family’s Christmas music. It’s been that way for three generations now!
The Christmas card you didn’t get from me
I stopped sending annual Christmas cards years ago. Here’s the story of how and why.
Photographic holiday memories
A rerun, from 2008 and 2012, as this Christmas nears. Now with new photos. My grandparents always owned the latest Polaroid cameras, and they passed on that tradition in 1977 when they bought my brother and me Polaroid Super Shooter cameras for Christmas. When I unwrapped the gift, I remember thinking how cool the box…
Captured: Reflected in the bulbs
My family celebrated Christmas yesterday. We have to be flexible around the holiday schedule I share with my ex-wife and everybody’s work schedules. Fortunately, it matters more that we celebrate than just when we celebrate. Wherever you are and however you celebrate, I wish you a merry Christmas!
Things I wish Christians would stop saying: “There’s a war on Christmas”
The Bible tells the story of Jesus’s birth twice: once in Matthew, once in Luke. But in neither telling, nor anywhere else in the New Testament, are we told to celebrate the event. It is our choice to do this. God does not command it. The closest the New Testament comes to telling us to…