Author Archives: Jim

What happened to ???

Hey everyone, I’ve recently moved to a new server and have decided not to again install Movable Type, the blog software that ran fliptophead?com for so many years. ┬áMT was super frustrating to use (especially when upgrading to the newest … Continue reading

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I love my friends!

I love my friends! It’s great that so many of us so regularly get together.

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Want more than almost dead silence you get here? Check out my new photo blog: My goal is to shoot new photos every single day and then post the best one of them on that site. I also write … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner

I just had Thanksgiving dinner with 30 people three days early. I love my home!

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Mexican Flu

I saw this today on some random European website and “wow! how racist! But then I searched for “Mexican Flu” and found that it had been somehow “renamed” by a radical group wanting to “save California” from the infected Mexicans. … Continue reading

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And the bad timing award goes to…. me! Last week I thought that I was too broke to afford a plane ticket back to see family in Texas. This week I thought “eh, who cares” and decided to spend too … Continue reading

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In case you aren’t following my Flickr photostream, here are my latest pics from Panama. Click on them to see them in a larger format. Enjoy!

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These howler monkeys are in our backyard every day. They swing from tree to tree in search of food (they apparently eat leaves as seen in these pics) and, as I hear, travel through precisely the same route each time … Continue reading

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Which do you like better?

There are two sets below: the building and palm tree. They are each processed in a different way. Do you like 1 or 2 better? A or B better? (Clicking on them will bring out a bigger pop-up image) 1 … Continue reading

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My most recent pictures of Costa Rica

I’ve recently learned how to both photograph and process something called High dynamic range (or HDR) images and am LOVING it! It’s so much fun to turn what would normally be a pretty cool photo into something truly fantastic. I … Continue reading

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