Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

After an argument with the powers-that-be over a Toyota contract valued at roughly six million dollars, McCormick was told that his services were no longer needed.

“The possibility of having that amount of money made me a nutcase,” he says. “I was just no good. I thought, ‘Is that what this is gonna end up being? I’m gonna be a weirdo that no one wants to be around for some stupid soundscapes and jingles?’ I tried real hard, and then I failed real hard.”

Never hesitate to change direction when you feel you need to.

Source: Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

Wayne Hinshaw: Popular Photography Magazine is gone after 80 years – Salisbury Post | Salisbury Post

Last month, I got the obituary for Popular Photography magazine. First published in 1937, it died a slow death after 80 years on the newsstand.

The magazine at one time had a circulation of about 1 million. When it died, circulation was about 320,000. The readers were 60 percent male and averaged 49 years old.

Today’s millennials never bought into the magazine, which certainly didn’t help it survive.

Sad 🙁

Source: Wayne Hinshaw: Popular Photography Magazine is gone after 80 years – Salisbury Post | Salisbury Post

My First Visit to Wildwoods

As my previous posts have explained, my husband and I moved from Alaska to the Jersey Shore and arrived on May 20th of this year.  After spending a few days getting settled in, we decided to spend our first day off together by exploring the area and found ourselves at Wildwoods Boardwalk on Memorial Day Weekend.  We had a blast!!

The first thing we saw when we arrived was a HUGE kite flying competition taking place.  The sky was full of large and intricate kites – they were everywhere!

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Day 11 – Alaska to New Jersey

Day 11 was May 19th, 2017 and we were still a day early.  The house we had rented was not available until the 20th so we ended up having a short drive day and stopped a few hours from our final destination on the Southern Jersey Shore.

Because of this, it’s the last day I took photos of our trip.  I was too excited to finally be arriving at our new “home” that I didn’t worry about documenting the trip and just, as they say, “enjoyed the ride”.

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Day 10 – Alaska to New Jersey

This was the day we woke up early and got excited because the night before we had decided that because we were making such good time on this trip, we could afford to get off the interstates and explore some 2-lane highways.   This let us reacquaint ourselves with rural, middle America – where both of us spent most of our teen years – and avoid the traffic jammed cities of Indianapolis and Columbus.  These two cities, in my personal experience, are ALWAYS busy with loads of construction.  I very much liked the idea of avoiding them while having a chance to see a slower version of the Midwest.

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Day 9 – Alaska to New Jersey

The ninth day of our move was May 17, 2017 and we spent the day driving through Minnesota, Iowa and into Illinois.

Driving through Iowa on our way from Alaska to New Jersey.

This was the first day we really had to deal with any bad weather.  Many years ago we had lived a short time in Iowa so we were familiar with the risk of tornadoes, especially during late spring / early summer.  The clouds were ominous and there had indeed been tornadoes in different areas of the country associated with this storm, but we were fortunate and saw no real signs of the weather turning quite that bad for us.  We managed to outrun the worst of it.

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Day 8 – Alaska to New Jersey

Day 8 was May 16, 2017 and we were now driving from Wyoming, across South Dakota and into Minnesota.  As we crossed time zone after time zone it started feeling “real” that we were back in the Lower 48.

Driving through Wyoming on our way to New Jersey from Alaska.

One of the strangest things for me personally to get used to in Alaska was the significant time difference from the East Coast which impacted weird stuff that messes with your sense of normalcy.  Like football starting at 8:00 in the morning – very odd, but cool.  Now we started to feel normal again.

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