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Racism Among Expats
12/18/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

A sad subject. It repulses me that I need to address the issue in this column, a column I’ve put a lot of work into over the last three years with the only purpose being to help people enjoy and understand photography. All people. Yet I must.


Lolita Scourge..
12/11/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

I chose this subject this week after reading several more news reports about local photographers being arrested and charged for photographing children in public places such as city parks, beaches, and playgrounds. Real issues we as photographers face.


Are You An Artist?
12/4/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  
Do you have trouble calling yourself an “artist?” I sure do. I’ve always figured I’m about as much an artist as Lady Ga Ga is a singer. One day I looked it up: Artist is defined as a person who produced works in any of the arts which are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria.


Setting The Tone
11/27/2010 3:29 PM By  anonymous  

Our visit brought back a lot of memories when my sons were the same age. To my horror it also brought back all the mistakes I’d made, and a few times I’d narrowly averted major mistakes.


11/20/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

There are no magic settings, and until technology provides a camera with artificial intelligence and a flare for art, the photographer will be needed.  Let us get rid of this silly notion of being a “professional” photographer. 


Do you Love Your Ears?
11/6/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

The fact is, we’re only given one body and one set of parts, so we need to do all we can to preserve them.  I won’t mind getting old, but I will mind being old if I’m confined to a bed, can’t hear, or have other functional issues which prevent me from enjoying my life. 


Driving While Thai
10/23/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

Next is the Thai mindset, or maybe that myth that the Thai people are gentle in spirit, not easily angered, and are very understanding.  That is, until you...


For The Love of Work
10/16/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

I love what I do.  But then, I’ve always made it a point to love what I do because I learned a lesson early in life and I’ll share it with you. 


Each Week Surprises Me
10/9/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

Sometimes the energy is turned on and won’t shut off.  There have been times I’ve forwarded 2-3 months of columns to Stick in advance AND a few submissions.  I’ll sometimes get the inquisitive email from Stick asking “where do you get the energy?” 


Sub-30 And Dropping Fast!
10/2/2010 7:00 PM By  anonymous  

As many western currencies and some Asian currencies are pegged to the US Dollar we can assume expatriates from other countries have seen a decrease in their spending power as well.  The big question everyone is asking is how low will it go, and when can we expect to see a return to more reasonable exchange rates?

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