Cruising on Lake Como

I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than cruising on Lake Como during the warmth of summer. Many people visit Lake Como without ever going out on the lake which is like sleeping through a movie. This pristine location is home to George Clooney and many other famous people and by spending a day there you will learn why. You can buy a print of this image and see many others in my Europe Gallery by clicking here.

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Going for a Walk

These two images were taken on the same street in Milan Italy, seconds apart. Two women in different stages of life enjoying a beautiful Italian day. One struggling to take steps but determined to do so, the other young and strutting her stuff. You can see other photojournalistic and scenic images of Italy in my Europe portfolio by clicking here.

Going for a Walk in Milan Italy

The Taste Buds

Penn State University had a fraternity fund raiser called the Phi Si 500. It was a race, where runners had to run a mile and stop and drink a beer at a number of bars along the way. They would frequently do so in costume. This is Bud Man leading the Taste Buds to the next bar in State College PA during the 1980’s. The University and the City finally agreed to prohibit the race and the Fraternity created a more standard fun raising event. You can purchase a copy of this print by clicking here.

The Taste Buds State College, PA

November 9, 1938

Americans have some dates burned in their memory. September 11 and December 6 are two notorious dates where Americans were attacked, killed and suffered extreme hardships. It is important as Americans to remember these dates and honor the fallen. However, as citizens of the world we MUST remember today as well because it is the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Tonight were the first attacks on Jewish homes in Germany. At least 91 Jews were killed in the attacks, and a further 30,000 arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked, over 1,000 synagogues were burned and Jewish businesses destroyed or damaged. Millions of others experienced death and torture by the lunatic Hitler. We must never forget and always honor this day. Things are much better in Europe now for Jewish people that have remained or returned over all these years. However, last year when visiting Italy I saw it was still necessary for soldiers to guard the synagogue in Milan and heavy fences kept out even curious tourists like myself.

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Synagogue in Milan Italy

Chris Wood on the Hofner

Chris Wood plays a lot of instruments but outside of Paul McCarthy you don’t see too many professional bass guitar players playing the Hofner bass guitar which has its own unique sound. This photo was taken recently at the Medeski, Martin and Wood concert at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. I have seen most of the great bass players in concert (Clarke,Woonton,etc)and Wood is a member of that class. You can purchase a print of this image by clicking here.

Chris Wood on the Hofner

Winter is Coming!

I am not talking about Game of Thrones or Winterfell either. All signs here point to a mild winter. The caterpillars are not too wooly and there are tons of acorns on the ground. Somehow, I feel that we will get more snow than last year which, is not saying much because last winter never happened. Won’t be too long though until sources like this will become common. You can see other images from my nature portfolio by clicking here.

Winter Patterns

Get Out and Vote!

I try never to publish political posts because there is way too much of that on Facebook and other social networks. People who know me know how I feel and of my involvement in previous political campaigns. What really bothers me is when I hear reporters say a good turn out is over 60%. In foreign countries up to 90% of the people get out and vote. There is no excuse not to vote and it is your OBLIGATION! Americans like to complain about every governmental decision which is odd because we don’t live in a direct Democracy, we live in a Representative Republic. We don’t get to vote on each decision, we ONLY get to vote for our representatives.The first time I ever voted for President, I voted for Dick Gregory. Please go vote for somebody. You can see more of my Photojournalistic images by clicking here.

Ted Kennedy and George McGovern in Pittsburgh 1972