Newspapers And Exploring Your Passions

I have ranted and raved about my love of writing for the newspaper, and that hasn’t changed one iota. I would like, however, to spend some time on a benefit I haven’t really talked much about. How the newspaper has helped me explore my love of cooking. I think it must have been approximately a…
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DJI Phantom 3 Standard, Three Days In

When it comes to photography, I sometimes make big purchases. That’s partially because I am a little enterprising. I have a goal to improve my work with the PineandLakes Echo Journal partially through the tools I have available to me. In one respect, that includes camera gear. That’s why I bought my own camera even…
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Gear Review: Canon 10-18mm 4.5-5.6

Just this week I received my first lens upgrade. Because June 2016 is a three pay period month, I was able to invest my extra pay period into gear for my newspaper job, my weekend of photography at my uncle’s wedding and hopefully a future side-job doing real estate photography. At the recommendation of a…
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Happy Mother’s Day To Me…a Single Dude

I anticipated a very difficult Sunday. I bought mom’s mother’s day present(s) early this year, just after she went to the hospital and things still sounded potentially routine. I got her some things that I knew she wanted, they weren’t very expensive, but the way she talked about them, I was kind of excited to…
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$800 For Reupholstery, Who Are They Kidding?

I have a few habits in my life that are all about feeling good. I do my best to cheer people up when it is within my power. I think my go-to method of cheering someone up is to do something for them, since I can afford to do things for them more than I…
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