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sofia-diana-gabel's picture
Mar.19.2013
I found this interesting article that talks about how to pose for photographs or TV cameras. It relates to authors as well because if an author is giving a talk or book signing, there could very well be cameras around snapping photos. Personally, I always look awful in photographs and have a lot of...
tracy-ewens's picture
Oct.07.2012
Sundays are Pancake Sunday at our house.  It's really the only day I cook and I'm working on mastering the art of the pancake.  We've had blueberry pancakes, regular pancakes and this Sunday...buttermilk pancakes. Pancakes are really quite simple, but you need to stick with a basic...
victoria-m-johnson's picture
Jul.21.2012
A Life Without Pictures Have your yearbook photo taken.  Even if you can’t afford to buy any for yourself at least it’ll be in the yearbook and there’ll be one snapshot of you in high school.  You know how you hate your uncommon Mexican last name because no one else has it; and you long...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jul.14.2011
By ANASTASIA ASHMAN On my first serious expat stint, Southeast Asia in the ‘90s, I achieved a state of photographic oblivion. When I set out from Los Angeles I was already solidly unemployed, unproductive, and unmotivated. I had a capricious romance to see me through. In Asia, life losses piled up...
farzana-versey's picture
May.14.2011
I did not want the clouds to clear, grey and dense. But, they were not clouds at all. Is that why I wanted them to stay there like a heavy curtain with a part of the sun breaking in like a ghost of the undead? Was this betrayal and by whom? It was late morning and a shaft of light hit the wall...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Mar.12.2010
Numerous primitive and tribal cultures believe a person's soul is stolen when they're photographed. I wonder if a photograph shows a soul being drained. I'm delving into mental and photographic snapshots of my 12 year expat experience for a colleague's blog: one highlight, one lowlight. The...
zak-smith's picture
Mar.11.2009
marilyn-kallet's picture
Feb.09.2009
This astonishing photo of Hedwig Schwarz, my great-aunt, came to me almost by chance, via a distant relative in Los Angeles. Hedwig was one of the few Jews in the Horb/Rexingen area of Germany to survive deportation.   She was crippled before the Holocaust, 45 years old at the time of the 1941...