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Date : February 2011

Book Review: The History of Murder (1990)

Categories: Book Reviews
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.28

Title: The History of Murder Author: Colin Wilson Subject: the development of murderers in human history Genre: Crime / History Publisher: Castle Books (Originally published in 1990, “The History of Murder” edition I read had been updated in 2004 to include a few new serial killers and mass murderers.) First of all, I realize that[…]

Greatest Fears & Mundane Worries

Categories: Notes on Fatherhood
Comments: 4 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.26

Here in the U.S., living a middle class neighborhood in a brand new house, with a decent income, good health insurance, and some money saved in the bank, I don’t have the same fears for my child that other fathers have had throughout history, or in less fortunate areas of the world. For example, I[…]

Understanding the Millimeters

Categories: Photography
Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.23

New photographers are often lambasted with technical information that’s difficult to understand. There are dozens of numbers that apply to each camera and lens. Several of those numbers have “mm” after them. Hopefully, I can sort this out a little for you. If you’ve been to school, you know that “mm” is the abbreviation for[…]

Review: LumoPro LP160 (MOVED)

Categories: Photography, TechReview
Comments: 8 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.19

As of 2013.12.09, I’ve moved this review to a non-blog page. There’s a comment form over there too, but I’ll leave the older comments below for posterity’s sake. (I’ve had to edit this review several times; it’s just easier for me to edit on a regular html web page; besides, I have fuller control of[…]

Review: Sigma 28mm f/1.8 (MOVED)

Categories: Photography, TechReview
Comments: 11 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.18

This review has now been moved over to a permanent page on my website. The comments below will be left in place. Any new comments can be left at the new location.

Reasons for Crying

Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.16

One of the things I already knew before becoming a father is that there’s a short list of reasons that babies cry. Unlike adults, who cry mostly for emotional reasons or not at all, babies cry for mostly physical reasons. So I’m often surprised at the number of parents on forums who ask “Why is[…]

I Did Already Know

Comments: 2 Comments
Published on: 2011.02.10

When I was single and childless, I was often the recipient of comments such as, “You just won’t understand until you’re a parent.” Usually delivered in a haughty, condescending tone, this statement was phrased a dozen ways, but unfailingly using words like “understand”, “know”, “know what it feels like”, and so on. At the time,[…]

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