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The 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Today marks that anniversary. There are events going on around the nation and I offer these photographs taken at the Soldier’s National Cemetery. More can be found on my flickr. President Lincoln was a remarkable man in so many ways, but, as he points out in the quote below, he was like all of us in that he experienced deep grief. His words, I find, are comfortable. “In this sad world of ours sorrow comes […]

Happy Independence Days

On July 2, 1776 the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution of independence, officially severing ties of the thirteen original colonies from the British crown. It was only on the 4th of July that Declaration of Independence, a document explaining the prior vote, was approved. I hope that this week my fellow Americans will remember our fundamental freedoms and those that defend them.  

Help me select a photo

Some of my favorites, a set on Flickr. I am going to make a LARGE (roughly 4’x3′) print to hang in my office. Or, alternatively, print 3 or 4 BIG (11×14 or larger) images to fill the same space. The challenge: Which picture(s)? Please feel free to take a look at this collection and let me know which you think I should print and hang! (And please do visit the set, there are 146 photos […]

Some of my favorites

Some of my favorites, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: These are some of my favorite pictures that I have taken. Some I use for desktop images. Some are seasonal and others are specific to Penn State. You are welcome to use them for private purposes (computer desktop, print out). Please do NOT use them in any other manner without my permission (e.g., presentation, website, etc.). Otherwise enjoy! And drop me a note if you like […]

My Photo Gear

Those who have been patient enough to continue with this blog know that I have been blogging less about academic matters and I am more often sharing photos that I have taken. The primary reason for this is that my administrative duties keep me rather busy, allowing less time for the kind of research and reflection necessary for thoughtful posts on biblical and rabbinic literature. That is what also led to my return to photography. […]

Measuring up

We had a great time last week seeing old friends and family. On Lake Oneida we went to this quaint little old amusement park, Sylvan Beach. Pulled the boat up to the shore, waded on land and right into the park. You can see more pictures of that on flickr. (Sadly, my Sony A100 DSLR appears to be on its last legs. The autofocus motor is making horrendous sounds during start up.)