Laurel Pankratz: A Gifted Photographer

I have been using Laurel Pankratz to photograph me and my family for a couple of years now. Her business and Web site is called Eilas Photography. She also has her own photo blog.

Laurel took the shots currently on my blog. She has also taken our family pictures for the past two Christmas seasons. She is a superb photographer and reasonably priced. I highly recommend her.

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On Books

It is often said that children are the wealth of the poor. This was not my experience. But books are without question the wealth of the poor’s children. Books are a guiding light out of the underworld, a secret passageway, an escape hatch. To the affluent, books are ornaments. To the poor, books are siege weapons.”

— Joe Queenan
Closing Time

On Security

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

— Helen Keller

Social Media Revolution 2

The world of social media is changing rapidly. Whenever I speak on the topic, I almost always begin with Erik Qualman’s excellent video, Social Media Revolution. However, he has just updated it to reflect the most recent statistics. The facts go by quickly, so he has written out the most important ones in text-form on his blog, along with a list of his sources. You also might want to check out his excellent book, Socialnomics.

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