Marty’s photo of the day #3193: When Deb and I were hiking in Mexico, we had to be extra careful to avoid the rock monsters.
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Month: March 2020
Marty’s photo of the day #3192: This is a spider monkey, photographed while exploring a rainforest in Costa Rica.
To fight COVID-19 and appease his evangelical followers, Donald Trump has declared today a “National Day of Prayer.” That’s fine—as long as the rules regarding the results are consistent. If COVID-19 suddenly stops in America, Trump’s right-wing Christian followers will rightfully claim that prayer works and God swooped in to help. On the other hand, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3191: Being self-employed often means seldom taking a vacation. Before Deb and I traveled to all seven continents in four years, we had gone ten years without taking a vacation, other than occasional long-weekend backpacking trips. Even then, our seven continents of adventures were technically work, because I turned them […]
Having been a radio station DJ and a manager for rock bands, my ears took a beating—especially in my teens through mid-thirties. Now that I am um . . . a little older, I can still hear fine, except for, apparently, the distant sound of crickets. Consequently, I now try to balance my love of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3190: This is my wife, Deb, north of the Arctic Circle, demonstrating social distance. Other than me behind the camera, there was likely no other person within fifty miles. The two of us were talking last night, and life during the COVID-19 pandemic won’t change much for us. We live […]
I love writing the Time Is Irreverent series of novels, because the characters allow me to demonstrate how things would be different with a single change to history. For instance, in the first novel time-traveling protagonists Marty Mann and Nellie Dixon show how life today would be different if Christianity hadn’t taken hold, and in […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3189: This cactus I photographed in Puerto Rico looks like something I’ve seen before, but I just can’t place it. . . . . Oh, yeah! It looks like a maraca with a bent handle.
Did you see Joe Biden’s speech last night? If not, Google it. I’ve made no secret that Biden was far down my list of who I wanted to win the nomination, but I have to say his speech impressed me. First, I think his message of unifying America under a calm and steady president is […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3187: If I were able to go back in time and re-do my trips to all seven continents, the first thing I would do is buy a different camera for my Borneo adventure. I always travel with two cameras, and for a while I was updating one new camera each […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3186: I teleported over to Venice yesterday to take this photo. Well, not really, but I did go through my Venice photos, looking for ones without humans in them, and this one caught my attention. This is, apparently, what the city looks like now. It’s hard to imagine an entire […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3185: I haven’t posted a shot from Africa for a while, so here’s a huge elephant Deb and I encountered during our 53-mile hike across Mana Pools National Park in Zimbabwe.
Marty’s photo of the day #3184: This is Eve, my nineteen-year-old rainbow boa. I thought of her last night when I watched a BBC show about polar bears that have developed an unusual way to hunt beluga whales (they perch on big rocks at low tide and then wait for the whales to swim by […]
Republicans frequently state that they don’t care about Donald Trump’s behavior; they only care about his results. That sounds innocent enough—until you realize that people made similar claims during the reigns of the worst autocrats in history. Even Robert Mugabe had his fans. Where Trump will ultimately rank among the world’s authoritarian rulers is yet […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3183: I’ve mentioned before that the 25 acres Deb and I own that surrounds our house is Moose-Central. Moose come here year around, and I’m often amazed at how effectively such a big animal can hide in the woods. In fact, we were hiking our property last week when I […]
Marty’s photo of the day #3183: Jesus Christ lizards get their name, because when they are young, they have the ability to run—on their hind legs—atop the water. This one is too big and would sink. (Photographed in Costa Rica)
Marty’s photo of the day #3182: This is a Yagua village Deb and I visited on the Rio Orosa (a tributary of the Amazon River), in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Every time we stopped by a village, excited children would greet us as we pulled ashore.
Marty’s photo of the day #3181: Even though people pictures aren’t my specialty, I enjoy the images I made of the wonderful Yagua people I met along the Amazon River and its tributaries. Here’s another one.
Marty’s photo of the day #3180: People pictures aren’t my specialty, but I really need to start mixing in some of the images I made of the wonderful Yagua people I met along the Amazon River and its tributaries. Here’s one of them.