low key



pp in dc?

surely that's some other kind of pine in our fine nation's capital.

bake sale the sequel

not too bad

been learning the guitar and reading a lot - it's kind of relaxed the fact that I can't get to a darkroom. When you can't do A just do B I guess. There's plenty in the world you can do. We'll get there some day (IE when all the chemicals and other supplies are out of production)

bake sale


The offer continues to stand

if you'd like to be pen pals send me a quick email stating as much to 50backflips@gmail.com. I'll start the correspondence-- like a free trial. However know that reciprocity rules. Art bits, long sentences, boring sentences, I'll mail you stamps, coupons, tips and tricks, etc.



Zachary Taylor, 12th US President and Mexican American War hero, spent the 4th of July, 1850 at the then under construction Washington Monument listening to speeches.  It was a hot day and he ate "an enormous" quantity of raw vegetables, cherries, and iced milk. He died five days later from acute intestinal discomfort. Your historical trivia for the day! Book club: When in Rome, right? Currently reading a book about the civil war - Battlecry of Freedom. Supposedly the definitive one volume account of the civil war. I was hoping for a more in depth look at old Abe but I guess it'll get to that. Anyways something to vibe on when you're on a segway tour right?


now with twice as much money down the drain


some old winter trees of some sort, with an ominous sky really

honestly otherwise why even bother with any of this

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like facebook's target audience

F**h the singular

in case you're trying to be google negative, or rather like google neutral

dc flavor

come to think of it this is a pretty nice shot

bucyrus erie

one time my brother and I had to form a team for a competitive venture. We had to have a team name, and I don't know how but brilliance struck: Half man half half assed man. Neither of us was either, which was pretty appropriate. It was just in general. I sometimes think of how fearsome a twosome we are and how we're divided by a nation of distance. It's too bad really. Love you Scott. Happy for your house purchase!

new tags tonight!

dare you to live in there, somehow

beat old rotten bleachers

this ones for all those tone junkies out there

ocean city is a nice jam man for real


3rd consecutive grammy nominated blog post



2015-16 final tally

I've always won more than I've lost on these but just barely this year. We'll see how I rebound next year.


from the road!

I love it when they call me big papa, throw a fish in the air, or eat a big pear.

twigs by some dam

This is a shot from my OG Mamiya.  A heck of a camera, light leaks, sounds like a cannon, few features.  I kind of like it.


nba season is drawing to a close

also drawing to a close call in a couple cases!


washington insiders

Bartek!  Soon to wed.
North Carolina recently passed a law that transexual people have to use the restroom of the gender (or is it sex?) that it says they are on their birth certificate.  I wanted to go to the legislative building and block the mens restroom demanding that the old bigots show their birth certificate in order to enter.  It's a good idea I feel like.  I just don't know how to make it happen.

podunk VA

nice and silvery my man.  Nice and silvery.

on the road to Selma

found a waterfall and a way to see it.  Hiked through some brush and found myself I'm guessing on a game trail.  This would have been a fun place to light off fireworks.  Off the Mamiya 645.  Classic rigs!  The only SLR now in my quiver too.


baby's got a strong will.. Strongest I seen.




boy's favorite color is red.  That's just how hot he runs.  He has a pair of red rain boots that he likes to pair with this monochromatic ensemble and it's just smashing and stunning.


at least this isn't your grocery store I guess

if only they weren't so shadowy about their pricing scheme.

solo road trippin

 I tried rounding up some people that I knew took pictures, but no takers.  No big stogie.  No flask.  No GBV.  Me and Jake took some fun drives back in the day.  This one was solo in a borrowed Honda Fit.  I was listening to NPR mostly.  Hard to get the juices flowing sometimes!