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This Wasn’t Part Of The Plan – When I cleared my office and changed the couch I did not anticipate the increased attention my office would get from the feline members of the family. 5 pictures

IKEA Tetris – Working on a more adult-friendly house and some furniture shopping Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Evening Prayer at Kanuga. 3 pictures

Altar - Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri

Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, Missouri 8 pictures

Diaconal Ministry and Community. A small group discussion led by the Venerable Bruce Bower. 2 pictures

Photograph of Gary Allman and Ginger Allman on their ninth wedding anniversary (2018)

Gary and Ginger – Ninth Wedding Anniversary. Ginger took a ninth wedding anniversary selfie.

Father-Daughter Bonding – Lanie’s on target with my Beretta and Katie’s Sig P238. Five-minute read, 6 pictures

Late Night Cleaning and Polishing. I first cleaned these brass ornaments, belonging to my mother when I was 4-5 years old. Two-minute read, 3 pictures

Black and white photograph of Gary Allman posing with a Fujifilm X-E3 camera

Self Portrait with Camera – A deliberate grainy look. Shot in quite dark conditions as I didn’t turn the room light on.

Color photograph of a bottle of DeAtramentis Steel Blue fountain pen ink

DeAtramentis Steel Blue

Photograph of a disassembled Sig Sauer P238 handgun.

Greater love has no step-father than this: – With 20°F temps outside, today was just the sort of day to do some therapeutic cleaning and oiling of Katie’s Sig Sauer P238. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Ten Years On: Happy To Be Here. I’ve just indulged in a couple of ‘retro’ self-portrait sessions. Two-minute read, 6 pictures

FujiFilm X-E3 with a red anodized aluminum shutter button

I splashed out on a new shutter button – When I bought my Fujifilm X-E3 I also bought a red enameled shutter button to go with it. After a couple of weeks use, I have decided that I don’t like the color and the finish of the enameled button. It doesn’t look right. So I bought a new one. 3 pictures

I have a strange photographic obsession with this light fitting. I ought to consider cleaning it before I take any more pictures. As obsessions go, I guess this one is fairly harmless. .jpg file straight out of camera.

Black and white photograph of a Fujinon XF18mmF2 R lens

Fujinon XF18mmF2 R – After my false start earlier in the week I am now in possession of a new 18mm F2 lens.

Macro photograph of the pliers on the Leatherman Skeletool CX

Which did I buy – Macro Lens ($600) vs Two Extension Tubes ($30)? I’ll let you guess. 2 pictures

Excellent Condition – The white dot is not a reflection of the light (the light is a strip light) – it’s light reflecting off of a chip or flaw in the lens. 2 pictures

Color photograph of a bar of Green & Black's organic chocolate.

And then there was one – Ginger treated me to three small bars of Green & Black’s on Monday. Today’s Wednesday, this is the only one left. Its undigested hours are numbered.

Photograph of a leather Journal and Desk pad during cleaning with leather oil

I have a suspicion that like myself, many rangefinder-style camera users also harbor an affinity for leather journals and fountain pens. 2 pictures

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 3 pictures

Black and White picture of the sculpture - The Bubble. Artist: Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880 - 1980). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

The Bubble. Artist: Harriet Whitney Frishmuth (1880 – 1980). Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. 2 pictures

Black and White photograph of Gary Allman

I’ve not taken a self-portrait in a while – so it is time to redress that situation.

Leatherman Skeletool CX multi tool with original box (color photograph)

Leatherman Skeletool CX – My new everyday carry knife / multi tool.

Photograph of a Buck 110 Knife, A Swiss Navy Knife and a Milwaukee Fastback Knife

Function vs Form – Knives – When I first wrote a few thoughts about Function vs Form I used my lighters as an example. This time I’ve been pondering over the knives I’ve been using for the past 30-odd years. Five-minute read

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