Marty’s photo of the day #2742: Greetings from Florence, Italy! Tonight Deb and I are staying in an old convent that has been converted into a B&B. Outside our window is the Palazzo Vecchio castle. This photo is from earlier today in Venice. Deb and I stopped by Luigi Becilacqua workshop, where Deb conducted an […]
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Month: December 2018
Marty’s photo of the day #2741: Greetings from Venice, Italy! It’s the end of a delightful day here in Venice. Deb and I just spent the last few hours having dinner (Where we met a delightful couple from England and Scotland—who were quite understanding that we were honorary Canadians until Donald Trump is out of […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2740:Greetings from Verona, Italy. Other than catnapping on the airplane, Deb and I had been awake for roughly 36 hours by the time we shot this photo. Aside from a 90 minute delay in acquiring our rental car (but we got a free upgrade from an Opal to an Audi, […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2737: This is an alligator I hung out with while hiking alone in the Everglades. One morning, I sat with this big guy for about an hour while he warmed up in the sun. I named him Larry. After all the stories of stupid people self-eliminating themselves from the gene […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2736: “Okay, Dad! I have carefully applied this great-smelling black stuff, and I’m ready to get back into the truck now.” (Photographed in Alberta, Canada)
Today is a National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush. The US Postal Service is closed, federal offices are closed, some banks are closed, and even some schools are closed. This may get me in trouble, but I just can’t mourn the death of someone who lived to be 94, had an estimated […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2735: Here’s a photo from the Everglades that doubles as both an animal shot and a scenic shot. This is a little blue heron, photographed at a little-known location, which is just about my favorite spot in the United States. I wish I was there now.
As an author and a public speaker, I’m careful to use accurate words in professional situations. In casual situations, I’m much more prone to language misuse. Here are two recent casual examples: On the subject of humor: I mentioned, how for me, I’m most successful getting people to laugh when I use self-depreciating humor. (I […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2734: I tried every photo processing trick I know to make this photo clearer, but it was quite dark when I took it. Still, the photo is worth posting because unless you work for National Geographic, and can hang around for days behind a blind with incredibly expensive equipment, it’s […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2733: No, this is not shag carpeting—it’s moss growing on Aitcho Island, 75 miles north of the Antarctic Peninsula. I never expected to see plant life this far south.
Yay! Last night—after thousands of hours of writing, entering editing, and proofing, proofing, proofing—I finished the sequel to my Amazon #1 Best Seller, Time Is Irreverent. The aptly named, Time Is Irreverent 2: Jesus Christ, Not Again! is scheduled for publication in February 2019. In Jesus Christ, Not Again! the timeline change Marty Mann and […]
Marty’s photo of the day #2731: Sometimes, deep in the Amazon Rainforest can feel like a lonely place. But if you stop, look, and listen—you are most definitely not alone. How easy would it be to walk right past this leaf-mimic katydid?