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Monday, October 19, 2009

Photography Seminar

Yesterday's posting became today's posting because I was captivated watching the Bears, once again, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and it was too late to write when it was all over.

The biggest news is that, for the first time since leaving Alaska, I will be conducting a photography seminar. This is something I have always enjoyed. I never pass up a chance to dispense my suspect knowledge upon the innocent masses.

The seminar will be held October 21, 7pm, at Toadstool Books in Keene, New Hampshire. This is a very nice bookstore that everyone should stop at if the chance arises. They are selling my photo cards, and they are selling quite well. I see this as a great opportunity to get my name out there and meet a lot of new people, plus have some fun in the process.

I will be covering several aspects of basic photography. The format will be that of an open discussion, with the audience determining what topics are most thoroughly explored. It will be a relaxed seminar that hopefully both the audience and myself will learn from and enjoy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Brewery Update

Lately we have been getting many questions about the status of the brewery. To recap, we have made it past the town boards and can go forward with the actual building. However, that took a while and it is now getting a bit late in the year (and showing no sign of drying out) so we have decided to wait until spring to begin construction. It was not an easy decision to make. We did not want to risk losing the momentum we have with our friends and neighbors. However, we also did not want to rush things under less than ideal conditions. By waiting until spring, we also will have more time to organize and secure any funding we may require, though we are still intending to do this on our own.

We are pretty excited that this is really going to happen. We have talked with our key supporters and they have reaffirmed their support. We can’t wait to hit it hard in spring. Regardless of the final outcome, we will have a whopper of a story to tell when it is all over. Now if I could just get some of that economic stimulus money…

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Back on the Net!

Hi All,

We have our new internet connection and it appears to be working well. So now I will (hopefully) be able to update this blog in a more consistent manner.

See you Sunday!