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The End Of A (Movie Watching) Era

September 30, 2011

Blockbuster Video is closing! Nancy explores what that means for how we get our movie fix… It appears that we now need another place to get our movies. I know that I should have moved to online quite awhile ago but being creatures of habit my son and I would ride our bike to go [...]

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Family Sized Blender: The Beginning

September 22, 2011

Strap in for Jason’s ongoing story. Once a tech obsessed writer/photographer/speaker, he thought he had it all under control – until his family grew six sizes. Now he’s trying to fuse everyone together into a single family. This is Family Sized Blender. How in the hell are we supposed to do all this? We’ve got [...]

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You’ve Got The Look

September 16, 2011

Last Saturday night, I went to the Project Runway party at Fashion Week in New York. It was one of those events that seem designed to make you feel uncool, at least if you’re older than 25 and not wearing six inch heels designed to look like cloven hooves. I don’t mean that in a [...]

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Get Untangled

September 14, 2011

Posted by Shalini. Recently, I was packing up my laptop and camera to take with me for a day of hanging out at my parents’ house. I love those days. I just show up with The Boy. He is whisked away from me to entertain and be entertained.  I get to relax, catch up on [...]

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Get A Little Closer

September 13, 2011

Posted by Jason. Here it is. The one thing that will make your next portrait, landscape or holiday snapshot a whole lot better. Get closer. Closer. Zoom in. Walk up. Scootch nearer. Whatever it takes, fill that frame with your subject. Too many picture takers stay too far away whatever they’re shooting. That distracts from [...]

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Let’s Get Vertical

September 10, 2011

Posted by Jason. People are vertical. Tall buildings are vertical. Vases full of flowers are vertical. And yet, 90% of your photos are horizontal. Sure, I just made that statistic up, but if you’re anything like every other person with a point-and-shoot camera, you’re taught that horizontal is just about the only way to take [...]

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The Story’s The Thing. Also, The Story App.

September 9, 2011

Jasper, as I have noted previously in this space, loves the iPad. Like, loves loves it. He loves it with a passion that is rivaled only by his passion for trains. Which means, of course, that he usually brings the two together, in some cases for a little multimedia train play (set iPad on train [...]

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What All The Cool Moms Are Carrying This Fall

September 7, 2011

Posted by Shalini. Hi everyone! What do you use as a camera bag? I have never found a camera bag that was both useful and pretty. It has always been black, ugly but functional. Once we had The Boy, I hated the camera bag even more. It became one more thing for me to schlep [...]

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The National Film Board App: Best. App. Ever.

August 29, 2011

Summer’s almost over, but it’s still pretty hot outside. I’m enjoying the warm sunny embrace (or smothering in some cases) but there are times when I need to be smart and keep The Boy inside. The heat wave has coincided with the dropping of the morning nap in my house. I did not realize how [...]

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On Turning Forty

August 11, 2011

There’s been some buzz in social media lately about how fraught with difficulty it is to turn forty years old. Which, whatever: been there, done that. I turned forty years old last year. At the time I thought, Isn’t this the birthday where I get canes and bifocals as gag gifts and t-shirts that say [...]

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