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In Memory of Mr. Dilks

Tonight I received sad news of the passing of my high school band director and music teacher, David Dilks. He will be sorely missed. In his memory, I want to share this essay I wrote for his retirement 10 years

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Photo of the Day: Kensington Gardens Mario Kart

This photo taken in Kensington Gardens near Hyde Park in London reminded me of a level you might see in a Mario Kart game. Can you picture the little cars racing around either side of the water? You can view

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Photo of the Day: Cape Breton Beach (long exposure)

I don’t often get to take long exposure shots while on vacation because it involves lugging around a tripod, but this beach was located just outside my cabin on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, so it was a

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Photos of the Day: Canadian Maritime Night Sky

The night skies over the Canadian maritime provinces are spectacular, particularly in the remote areas where these two photos were shot–the skies are packed with far more stars than most of us are used to seeing on a regular basis.

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Photo of the Day: Cape Breton Skyline Trail

This was taken during my hike of the Skyline Trail in Cape Breton, Canada. It’s not a very vibrant photo due to the rainy conditions, but I like the imagery of a solitary figure standing at the top of a

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Photo of the Day: Souris Lighthouse

This lighthouse in Souris on Prince Edward Island was built in 1880. We visited after hours, so I didn’t get a chance to climb to the top, but I snapped this photo, capturing the lighthouse partially silhouetted against the setting

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Photos of the Day: The Hopewell Rocks at Low and High Tide

The Bay of Fundy in Canada has the highest tidal range in the world. To get a glimpse of this natural wonder in action, I visited the famous Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick on two consecutive days. The first photo

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Photos of the Day: Out of the Fog

As I was walking along the waterfront boardwalk in Nova Scotia’s capital city of Halifax, I spotted this ship that appeared to emerge from an endless sea of fog (the camera picked up land in the distance that had been

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Photo of the Day: Backyard Bird

It’s almost that time of year again when multitudes of bird species will begin flying in and out of the forest behind my house, so I don’t even need to leave the comfort of my backyard patio to go bird

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Photo of the Day: Franey Mountain Lookout

When hiking to the top of Franey Mountain in the Cape Breton Highlands, you will encounter this picturesque lookout about 1/3 of the way up (or 2/3 of the way down, depending on which of the two trails you chose

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