Archive: April 2011

2011 Honor Flight

  • April 30, 2011
2011 Honor Flight

Photos of the 2011 Honor Flight trip to Washington, DC. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.                        

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25 Blog Post Ideas

  • April 29, 2011
25 Blog Post Ideas

Ever since I wrote the post 80 Journal Writing Prompts, folks have been asking me for more.  While I've taken a break from writing lists of writing topics, in the mean time I thought it would be better to write a list of blog post ideas.  Of course, any one of the journal writing prompts could be used for a blog, but any experienced blogger will tell you that there are only so many posts one can write about their cat or their the details of their personal lives before their readers get bored.

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Polaroid: Lo-Fi At An Instant

  • April 26, 2011
Polaroid: Lo-Fi At An Instant

The instant camera is a type of camera that generates a developed film image. The most popular types to use self-developing film were formerly made by Polaroid Corporation. The invention of modern instant cameras is generally credited to American scientist Edwin Land, who unveiled the first commercial instant camera, the Land Camera, in 1948, a year after unveiling instant film in New York City. The earliest instant camera, which consisted of a camera and portable darkroom in a single compartment, was invented in 1923 by Samuel Shlafrock. In February 2008, Polaroid announced it would discontinue...

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Thoughts And Words Are Powerful

  • April 22, 2011
Thoughts And Words Are Powerful

Yesterday my blog reached yet another impressive milestone when it reached 14,693 visits in less than 24 hours! My most popular post yesterday, or of all time for that matter, was the list of 80 Journal Writing Prompts. Today it occurred to me that while the pictures, videos, and everything else I post is all great and interesting, it is without a doubt my writing that ties it all together. Keeping a blog and sharing the things I write is important as my thoughts and words are powerful, just like those of everyone else.

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The “Tilt-Shift” House

  • April 16, 2011

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Rose Haven’s Abandoned Swimming Pool

  • April 16, 2011
Rose Haven’s Abandoned Swimming Pool

      I came across this place by accident.  Rose Haven was a resort in the Catskill Mountains, near Cairo, New York, that has been abandoned for some time.  Sadly, the only thing left of this place was the foundations of where the buildings used to stand, and of course, the steel deck swimming pool, which I photographed above. UPDATE:  The following photograph has been graciously provided to me since this post was first published.

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Crooked

  • April 16, 2011
Crooked

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Just A Window

  • April 6, 2011

80 Journal Writing Prompts

  • April 6, 2011
80 Journal Writing Prompts

130 Journal Writing Prompts by Thomas W.P. Slatin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Based on a work at www.tomslatin.com. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://www.tomslatin.com/legal/copyright/. Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced. What 5 websites do you visit often, and why? Name a totally useless possession and how you came to acquire it. What music album would be used for a movie about your life? List your bad habits and/or addictions and what you have tried...

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