I Am Giving Away, For FREE, Even Sans Postage, A Nikon Coolpix L820 Reference Manual (on Craigslist)
by Anura Guruge
1. Bob Ness photography
>> — Aug. 19, 2014.
2. Thomas Lavoie photos
>> — July 31, 2014.
3. J. Richard Hale
>> photography — July 31, 2014.
4. Alton photographer, John Bishop
>>— Dec. 12, 2013.
I think it is fairly self-explanatory. I hate waste.
Yes, yes, yes. I have been meaning to do a post about the Nikon Coolpix L820. I took this and some of the other pictures at the Pittsfield, N.H., ‘Hot Air Balloon Rally‘ with the L820. I bought it refurbished for $139. And that in a nutshell was the problem. It was a very good, even excellent, $139 camera. But, I wanted something more than that. Within 36 hours I knew that the L820 was NOT for me. I got it around 4pm on a Friday, I had it returned by noon Sunday! Felt bad, BUT ‘they’ — a new online company — had urged me to give it a try. They proved to be good. Cost me nothing — just like they promised. Bravo. So ALL I ended up with was this 0.8″ document I printed and a COUPLE of Nikon neck straps I had bought, from Amazon (of course), because I thought I was going to become (again) a Nikon owner. Not to be.
OK. Today I got delivery of a Canon EOS Rebel T3i EF-S 18-55 mm IS II, refurbished, from Canon. It was ONE HECK of a deal. That is why I got it. No it is not a $139 camera. I have owned Canons before. Had an A-1 for the longest time. The T3i looks more like what I need. BUT I have to strike a compromise. Photography, I convince myself, is NOT a passion. It is a hobby. Writing is the passion. So have to keep priorities straight. I do NOT want a camera that will eat into my writing time. That is the dilemma. The hardcore photographers I know, with cameras more expensive than our humble abode, do nothing else. Not even sure whether they have sex. The cameras rule their life. Do NOT want that. Basically want a GOOD, full-feature DSLR that I can use as a point-and-shoot. Makes sense to me. I ‘studied’ long time ago to be a photographer. I still remember the basic. IF I read an instruction manual I will be able to use 70% of the functions of a DSLR from memory. So that is the goal. A T3i as my slightly heavy and bulky point-and-shoot. I HOPE. I really do not want to confess, by Christmas, that I upgraded. Deanna already is betting on it. Lets wait and see. There are books to be written.
by Anura Guruge
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Bob took these pictures earlier this week. He and his wife, Lyn, took their children and grandchildren for a ride on “Molly the Trolley” around ever delightful Wolfeboro, New Hampshire — the Oldest Summer Resort in the U.S. These are Bob’s stunning pictures.
Dover, N.H., Greek Fest 2014 At The ‘Hellenic Center’, Labor Day Weekend, August 29 – 30. Go. Go. GO!
by Anura Guruge
>> Teischan’s 2nd recital Dover …
>> — June 16, 2013.
We went last year and had a blast.
Great people, mouthwatering lamb, punchy music and wonderful atmosphere.
IF at all possible we will go this year too.
But, now that I know the drill we are going to go during the night.
Yep, I want to PARTY with these Greeks.
My kind of folks. Acidic red wine, greasy lamb and strings a strumming.
I will be up there dancing.
See you there.
Do not miss.
Go. Go. GO!
Teischan’s ex-music teacher Siroun Roubian-Braun is involved with this event.
“Market Basket”, Arthur T. Demoulas Firing — More Info: The Investments, Thrown Punches & Serious Allegations. From WSJ.
by Anura Guruge
≠≠ Arthur T. Demoulas: some facts — Aug. 21, 2014.
>> Market Basket, Concord, N.H. — Aug. 4, 2014.
>> Market Basket, Concord, N.H. — July 25, 2014.
>> Demoulas firing impact in N.H. — July 21, 2014.
>> Arthur T. Demoulas firing over 4% — June 24, 2014.
From the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), August 15, 2014.
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There was a LOT of interest in ‘The Guardian’ article about ‘Arti‘ that I posted yesterday. I expected that to be the case because it brought to light, at least as far as I am concerned, the failed $46 Million investment in Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. Things started to make much more sense after I had read that article — though my COMMITMENT for Market Basket and its great employees remained unchanged. I want MY market Basket back — soon. I am having cheese withdrawal.
Though I really don’t, alas, have much time to devote to this, I was still curious. So I did a bit more digging. Found the above WSJ article — published one day after ‘The Guardian’ one, no doubt prompted by that.
Wow. The machinations never end.
If the allegations are true I will remain bemused. Outright greed such as that leaves me perplexed and cold. Just heard yesterday that the brother of a Sri Lankan I know stole $40,000 from him — after he had given the brother unconditional Power of Attorney. Amazes me. This had happened four years ago and it involved the selling of land in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan I know never had a clue. He was in Sri Lanka this month and tried to sell this land only to find out that his brother had sold it 4 years ago! Amazing. Would never even occur to me to do something like that.
I want what is BEST for the Market Basket employees and THEN for us customers.
I really would like Market Basket back. It has now been over a month and I am not joking, I have major withdrawal pangs that Hannaford cannot assuage.