It is juxtaposition time—autumn leaves to contrast yesterday’s Spring sunflower. I used Canon EOS 20D to capture the Featured Image on Nov. 5, 2005. Vitals: f/3.5, ISO 800, 1/125 sec, 110mm; 4:14 p.m. EST. Image is presented as straight RAW-to-JPEG conversion, which means no alteration; composed as shot.
Reviewing this site’s posts, I prolifically blogged during November 2005—despite my demanding, full-time job as a trade analyst. Some of my most personally iconic musings were written during that month. Here’s a shortlist, in order of publication:
- “The Web Miracle“; freedom and founding of the World Wide Web
- “The Stake Knife“; my little sister’s accidental stabbing
- “Copyright, Copy Wrong“; the problem with intellectual property rights
- “Mittens”; saving a kitten from being roadkill
- “Mittens and Shoes“; homeless do-gooder overstaying his welcome
- “The Geography Lesson“, a Texan teen’s surprising ignorance
- “Somewhere Between Dickey and Rivière-Bleue“; rescuing a Maine bear cub after killing its mama
The one month of essays humbles my 2021 goal of posting once (or more) each day. I’ve keep the goal so far but need to regain the writing vigor and storytelling prowess of my younger self.
With respect to title “Forever Autumn”, I refer to the song sung by the Moody Blue’s Justin Hayward for 1978 progressive rock concept album “Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds“. Sir Richard Burton narrates the story.