Freedom to fail
If you have even a passing interest in photography, you’ve heard the criticism: Anybody who buys a digital camera can shoot a zillion photos for free, so the overall quality of photography suffers. The ratio of crap to quality has gone through the roof. Digital technology makes photography too easy. Just look at Flickr. I’ve read that sort of thing for years, but it wasn’t until...
A thing my dad said
For Father’s Day, my paper is running a front-page story on Justin Halpern, the guy who has turned the blog and Twitter account Sh*t My Dad Says into a pop-culture phenomenon. He lives in San Diego, so he’s a good local story for us. For the uninitiated, if there are any of those left, Justin lives with his dad and writes down the hilarious, profane stuff he says. Now there’s a...