Monthly Archives: October 2018

War of the Worlds – Fake News! About Fake News!

So 80 years ago at Halloween time, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre of the Air broadcast the historic War of the Worlds radio drama that set off a nationwide panic at the (fake!) news of Martians landing in New Jersey and … Continue reading

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Buses, Buses Everywhere

A kid-friendly production must be happening at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts right now. On my Starbucks run this morning I saw at least 13-15 school buses total parked along Kilbourn, State, and both sides of Water. You … Continue reading

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Changes at MSOE – A snapshot of the old and the (very) new

Walking back to my office from the scholarship luncheon today (a really nice event where MSOE scholarship sponsors and recipients get to meet over a meal), I noticed the old Blatz Brewing Company logo atop MSOE’s Alumni Partnership Center. The … Continue reading

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The impact of “small” differences

I happened to look up as I was walking into the Red Arrow Starbucks this morning, and I saw a photo. I took a couple pictures but can’t decide which of these I like best. They’re practically the same, just … Continue reading

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Gaining clarity from a second look around

So about three weeks ago I posted this photo: One of the things I liked about it was the crisscrossed bands of shadows across the lawn. I assumed it came from the sun shining through the mall of trees on … Continue reading

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Subsequent staircase thoughts on black and white

Yesterday Karen commented that she liked the black-and-white quality of the middle staircase photo. And that was really interesting to me, because even though it looked black and white, it was actually a color photo. Something about the way light … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Staircase

Coming upstairs just now from my department meeting, I really liked the patterns of shadow and light on the staircase. Took a few quick pictures, natch 🙂 I think I like the photo in the middle best, mostly because in … Continue reading

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