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New Toy!

I've owned many Apple devices since I began writing on the original 128k Macintosh in 1984. The one that's least necessary is also the one I like the best: the iPad. I bought my iPad Air, the original one, in 2013 (which does seem like a long time ago) because I thought they were cool and I was feeling flush back then. At first I couldn't figure out what to do with it and I barely even touched it for the first six months I had it. Within a few years it became my favorite Apple product and the on...
Tags: Photography, Computers, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Xander, AA Daily Reflection


Can Am Holiday Volleyball Showcase clear evidence of the rise of Canadian volleyball

The momentum behind Canadian men's volleyball has never been stronger.After a 24-year Olympic absence, Team Canada finished fifth in Rio 2016. It was the program's best Olympic finish since a fourth-place showing in 1984 in Los Angeles.The team now is hoping to make it consecutive Olympic appearances for the first time in the program's history and it will get the chance to do it at home with the final qualifier beginning on Jan. 10 in Vancouver. Canada — ranked seventh in the worl...
Tags: News, Toronto, Los Angeles, Canada, Tokyo, Ncaa, Ucla, Langley, Eric, Trent, Josephson, Ryerson, Team Canada, UCLA Bruins, Vancouver Canada, Cole


Merry Christmas! &c.

TOP World Headquarters, seen from the South, in the beautifulFinger Lakes region of rural Upstate New York Alas, Christmas is just another day for me this year. Nothing doing, no family. Thus it is to grow older alone. At the same time I think I'm happier than I've ever been, thanks to the work I've been doing in the spiritual fellowship I'm part of. I love the area where I live and have more friends here than I've ever had anywhere since boyhood; my son Xander has grown into a fine man, and ...
Tags: Photography, South, News And Occasions, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Alyssa, Xander, Upstate New York Alas Christmas


The Star Wars News Roundup for November 22, 2019

Star Wars news for the week of November 22, 2019 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of November 22, 2019 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any Star Wars fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let’s get to it! Rise of Skywalker News and Rumors #KyloRen pic.twitter.com/qyGXzYKgmN ...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Games, Florida, UK, TV, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Samsung, Indiana, Bbc, Brazil, TV News, Laura Dern, Disneyland


Rory McIlroy: 'I Produced Two of the Best Shots of the Day When I Needed It'

THE PGA TOUR'S ASIA SWING CONCLUDED on Sunday with the 15th edition of the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, where Rory McIlroy picked up his fourth title of the calendar year.McIlroy finished 19 under after rounds of 67, 67, 67 and 68. But the Northern Irishman had to work overtime when 2018 champion Xander Schauffele tied with a birdie on the 72nd hole. Rory closed out the win with a birdie on the first playoff hole."Xander pushed me the whole way," McIlroy said, "or all 73 holes we played toget...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Shanghai, Pga Tour, Wgc, Dubai, Rory, McIlroy, Xander, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlory, Xander Schauffele, The Armchair Golfer, WGC-HSBC Champions


Library of Congress National Book Festival videos online

Gale Galligan & Ann M. Martin: 2019 National Book Festival https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-8821/?loclr=eanw https://stream-media.loc.gov/webcasts/captions/2019/190831lib0900_child_galliganmartin.txt ...
Tags: Comics, Washington, Time, New York Times, Marvin, Cbs, Pbs, Usa Today, National Geographic, New York University, Kirkus, Martin, Savannah College of Art, Stacey, Matt, Bluffton


RIP for a Reader

Allow me today, if you will, a reminiscence. The other day when I wrote that April Fool's post, I hadn't been intending to write one. I just felt the content for that day had been a little sparse (I mean, how exciting is it to read that all the Print Sale prints have shipped, unless you're getting one?), so I bashed it out. It was one of those posts that takes only two or three hours from conception to completion. Sometimes coming up with a blog post is like pulling teeth. Other times words flow...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, UK, London, Kenya, Reflections, Tamron, Ontario, Michael Johnston, Martin, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Bryce, Zuiko, Xander


New Baker's Dozen Call For Work: 'In the Museum'

Xander at the Corning Museum of Glass. iPhone snap by Mike. It's been a while since we had a "Baker's Dozen"—a dozen JPEGs of readers' pictures, with one extra for good measure, curated by moi, AKA Yr. Hmbl. Ed. Each time we do this we have fun and create a lovely little virtual group show. If you'd like to see older ones, click on the "Baker's Dozen" category in the right-hand sidebar. I promised we'd do "grandchildren" as the next subject, and we'll get to that someday. But now, inspired by...
Tags: Photography, Moose, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Corning Museum of Glass, Xander, Baker's Dozen


Katherine Jenkins opens up about children Aaliyah and Xander in rare interview

Katherine Jenkins has revealed that her three-year-old daughter, Aaliyah, is besotted with...
Tags: Aaliyah, Katherine Jenkins, Xander


David Dyer-Bennet's 'Five' Favorite Sci-Fi Novels (OT)

David Dyer Bennet wrote, in a comment to the "Five Favorites" post: "I've had a list of 'five best science fiction novels' (in my opinion) for forever, and one of my rules has always been that the list could not have five names on it. For years it was four, and a while ago it finally jumped to six, after years. The basic names have remained the same, though, in my case. Anyway—I'm not the person to give you grief over having something other than five items on your 'five best' list!" To which, se...
Tags: Books, Photography, David, John, Larry Niven, Off-topic Posts, Robert A Heinlein, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Geoff Wittig, Amazon US, Xander, Michael Walsh, John Camp, Ken Tanaka, Jerry Pournelle


TOP Print Sales: The Back End Going Forward

Some goods news— I've been working hard on some "back-end" stuff, filing forms with the county and so forth, and I thought I'd bring you up to speed on a few details pertaining to TOP Print Offers for 2019. First, We're partnering with an e-commerce firm and a local bank to take credit cards directly. We'll be able to take all major credit cards, including international orders from anywhere in the world with instant automatic currency conversion. For all future sales that TOP runs (this doesn't ...
Tags: Photography, Paypal, NEC, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Print Offers, Ctein, Michael Johnston, Lincoln Memorial, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Xander, John Krumm, Amazon Canada, David Dyer Bennet


Exclusive: Katherine Jenkins' first post-pregnancy photo shoot

In her first photo shoot since giving birth to her son Xander in April, Katherine Jenkins...
Tags: Katherine Jenkins, Xander


Xander Austin – Xan’s Vendetta (EP)

Omaha, NE Native Xander Austin releases his debut EP “Xan’s Vendetta” on all streaming platforms! The EP is composed of 8 songs and tells stories of Xander’s life and personal experience through his eyes at age 22. Stay tuned for more of Xander Austin! Follow Xander Austin on Twitter: @Xander_Austin
Tags: Jazz, Nebraska, Omaha, Xander, Albums/Mixtapes, Xan, Xan Vendetta, Xander Austin, Omaha NE Native, Xander Austin Follow Xander Austin


Schauffele up to 12th in the world as McIlroy finishes 24 behind in Shanghai

Xander Schauffele. Picture: Getty Images Xander Schauffele beat Tony Finau in a playoff to win his first European Tour title at the WGC-HSBC Champions with an out of sorts Rory McIlroy 24 shots behind.Finau entered Sunday at Sheshan International Golf Club with a three-shot lead but Schauffele carded best-of-the-day 68 to tie with his compatriot on 14 under par.Schauffele found th...
Tags: Usa, Indonesia, Sport, Turkey, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Shanghai, Pga Tour, European Tour, Patrick Reed, Sheshan, Wgc, Dubai, Brooks Koepka, Bjork


Don't Overbuy When You Buy a Car (OT)

I read a letter in Automobile magazine by a guy who said he had owned sixty cars in his life. Really? Whew. How do you do that? I'm 61, and I've owned a grand total of seven (five new, two used). Using the formula [(current age) – (age at which you were licensed to drive)] ÷ (number of cars you've owned), that's an average of 6.43 years per car for me. My current car is a 2014 model bought new at the end of 2014 for a big discount—2015 was days away and it was probably the only manual transmissi...
Tags: Photography, Vw, Ford, Fiat, Bmw, Nikon, Honda, New England, Corvette, Pininfarina, Michael Johnston, Summilux, Don, Mike, Mazda, Mercedes Benz


Sharp Mary Birch staff reunites with families

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Hundreds of families of babies once cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Sharp Mary Birch were reunited with their medical teams on Saturday.Sharp Mary Birch hosted its annual NICU Little Graduates Reunion at NTC Park at Liberty Station. The hospital holds the event each fall. The event is an opportunity for past NICU families to reunite with the doctors, nurses and team members who cared for them during their stay and celebrate their child’s health.Aldy and...
Tags: News, San Diego, NICU, Xander, KGTV, Sharp Mary Birch, Serrano, NICU Little Graduates Reunion, NTC Park, Aldy, Alan Serrano, Xander Xander, Sharp Mary Birch Besides


Sharp Mary Birch staff reunites with families...

LIBERTY STATION (KGTV) - Hundreds of families of babies once cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Sharp Mary Birch were reunited with their medical teams on Saturday.Sharp Mary Birch hosted its annual NICU Little Graduates Reunion at NTC Park at Liberty Station. The hospital holds the event each fall. The event is an opportunity for past NICU families to reunite with the doctors, nurses and team members who cared for them during their stay and celebrate their child’s health.Al...
Tags: News, NICU, Xander, Sharp Mary Birch, Serrano, NICU Little Graduates Reunion, NTC Park, Aldy, Alan Serrano, Xander Xander, Sharp Mary Birch Besides


Don't Overbuy When You Buy a Car (OT)

I read a letter in Automobile magazine by a guy who said he had owned sixty cars in his life. Really? Whew. How do you do that? I'm 61, and I've owned a grand total of seven (five new, two used). Using the formula [(current age) – (age at which you were licensed to drive)] ÷ (number of cars you've owned), that's an average of 6.43 years per car for me. My current car is a 2014 model bought new at the end of 2014 for a big discount—2015 was days away and it was probably the only manual transmissi...
Tags: Photography, Vw, Ford, Fiat, Bmw, Nikon, Honda, New England, Corvette, Pininfarina, Michael Johnston, Summilux, Don, Mike, Mazda, Mercedes Benz


Don't Overbuy When You Buy a Car (OT)

I read a letter in Automobile magazine by a guy who said he had owned sixty cars in his life. Really? Whew. How do you do that? I'm 61, and I've owned a grand total of seven (five new, two used). Using the formula [(current age) – (age at which you were licensed to drive)] ÷ (number of cars you've owned), that's an average of 6.43 years per car for me. My current car is a 2014 model bought new at the end of 2014 for a big discount—2015 was days away and it was probably the only manual transmissi...
Tags: Photography, Michael Johnston, Don, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Xander, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, State Wisconsin


Soundtrack Review: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Collection

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Collection Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Buffy The Vampire Slayer Collection by various artists. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 98.4 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 291.7 Album Excellence: 94.4% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Buffy The Vampire Slayer is both a 1992 American fantasy movie directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui and starring Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland & Paul Reubens ...
Tags: Music, TV, Beck, Ted, Tai Chi, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Buffy, Joss Whedon, Kennedy, Carter Burwell, La La Land Records, Duncan, Rounder Records, Riley, Jenny, Giles


‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Reboot May Actually Be a Sequel Series With All-New Characters

The polarizing Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot may not actually be a reboot. After reports that Fox was developing a new Buffy the Vampire Slayer series rocked the internet at the height of San Diego Comic-Con, fans were divided on whether they wanted to see the iconic character played for seven years by Sarah Michelle Gellar recast as a black woman. But a statement from new showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen might suggest that this won’t be the case at all. When Fox dropped the bombshell news la...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Fox, San Diego, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Buffy, Joss-Whedon, Remakes, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Xander, Vampire Slayer, Monica Owusu-Breen, Owusu Breen


Buffy Reboot Will Follow New Slayer, Showrunner Confirms

  Buffy reboot will follow new slayer, showrunner confirms It was officially announced last week that the hit WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer is getting the reboot treatment at Fox with a black actress leading the series! Fan reaction as mixed at first as it was initially seen as though Sarah Michelle Gellar’s portrayal would be replaced. However, new showrunner Monica Owusu-Breen (Alias) has just confirmed that the new series will not be replacing Gellar in the titular role, but rather wi...
Tags: TV, Movies, Abc, Fox, TV News, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Buffy, Joss Whedon, Sarah Michelle Gellar, WB, UPN, Xander, Gellar, Whedon


McIlroy seeking route 66 to Open glory

Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy hopes to emulate Paul Lawrie and Pádraig Harrington and become another comeback Open champion at Carnoustie today.But rather than epic battle with the likes of Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods or the 25 mph gusts forecast to hit the toughest links on the rota today, his biggest challenge will simply be managing his game and his expectations.The Co Down man read...
Tags: San Francisco, Sport, Golf, Justin Rose, Jordan, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Lowry, Woods, Majors, Spieth, McIlroy, Shane, Kevin Kisner, Kisner, Carnoustie


This Is How It Goes On a Blog

So this is how it goes on a blog. You do one off-topic post about some stray wacky topic like washing machines, which has utterly nothing to do with photography, and you expect to leave it at that, but you can't just leave it at that—because then people bring up interesting and different perspectives, and all of you learn more about it, and it turns out that, well, there's more to talk about. So then you do a second post about washing machines...and suddenly you're talking about appliances inste...
Tags: Photography, Followups, Washington, Milwaukee, Samsung, America, General Motors, Old, Cameras, Nikon, Michael Johnston, Phil, Michael C Johnston, Jim, Ann Arbor Michigan, Amazon US


Sunday Support Group: Family Matters

Alyssa and Xander horsing around at Watkins Glen I love the phrase "family matters," with its serendipitous ambiguity—it means both "family concerns" and "family is important." My son and his new girlfriend have been visiting since Wednesday, so I've been on vacation. We went to Watkins Glen, the Curtiss Museum, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass, and their visit gave me permission to go off my diet for five days—we've had several SAD* meals and went out to dinne...
Tags: Photography, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, Alyssa, Amazon US, Corning Museum of Glass, Xander, Watkins Glen, Amazon Canada, Amazon UKAmazon Germany, Sunday Support Group, Curtiss Museum the Finger Lakes Boating Museum


‘Days Of Our Lives’ Spoilers: Theresa Makes A Deal For Her Freedom

She was stunned when Xander of all people turned up in Mexico and found her snooping around in Mateo’s office. Now, desperate to find her freedom and get back to Salem, Theresa will decide to make a deal with the man she hates on the Tuesday, May 15 episode of “Days of Our Lives.”
Tags: News, Mexico, Xander, Mateo, Salem Theresa


Blue Chocolate Modern French Restaurant in Brussels Belgium

Monika reviews Blue Chocolate Restaurant in Place Saint Job in Brussels’ neighbourhood of Uccle, Belgium. The menu takes a modern approach to French cuisine in a warm and cosy setting. Blue Chocolate Restaurant Review After a bit of a break, I am back with another Brussels restaurant review. This time, I decided to visit the chic Blue Chocolate Restaurant in my own neighbourhood of Brussels. Uccle doesn’t have a shortage of good food, but service can always be tricky here. So, when I was inv...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Restaurant Review, Belgium, Brussels, Slow Travel, Restaurant Reviews, Living In Brussels, What To Do In Belgium, Brussels Belgium, Monika Monika Lamba Saini, Monika, Xander, Ligurian Slow Food, Uccle, TOM YAM Thai Restaurant


Podcast! (Or: Podcast?!?)

Thursday Mar. 1 | Audio Version Transcript Hey everybody. This is Mike Johnston of the Online Photographer, coming to you from the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, in the USA. And this, believe it or not, is a podcast. Or maybe it's an Ur-podcast, or the zygote of a podcast or something. Or possibly I'm just playing around. [Here's where the theme music would swell up if I had any idea what I was doing. You'll just have to imagine that. .] So, last week we were talking about vi...
Tags: Photography, Usa, Garageband, Blog Notes, Michael Johnston, Scott, Michael C Johnston, Jim, Upstate New York, Finger Lakes, Amazon US, Mike Johnston, Xander, Amazon Canada, Mike Thanks, Amazon UKAmazon Germany


'Sex? What's That?' January Jones Laments The Single Mom Sex Life Amid Rumors She's Started Dating Nick Viall!

And here we thought January Jones was living the dream of every warm-blooded citizen of Bachelor Nation by getting that Nick Viall D! But in a recent interview with Violet Grey, the Last Man On Earth star implies her sex life is mostly nonexistent! Photos: Celebrities With BIG Opinions On The Bachelor/ette! Why? It mostly has to do with being a single mother. She explains: "It limits your sex life for sure. Because you can't bring someone home when your kid's coming into the room. Honestly, my ...
Tags: Celebs, NICK, Jones, Xander, Adriana M Barraza, Nick Viall, Violet Grey


Whicker: Xander Schauffele is the X factor at Torrey Pines

SAN DIEGO — A year ago people didn’t know if Xander Schauffele was a golfer or a European shoe designer. They shanked the name. They still do, he says. And they weren’t around when he teed off early or late, when the PGA Tour’s foot soldiers play. “I could birdie six holes in a row and maybe get a high-five from my caddie,” he said. This year Schauffele was paired with Jordan Spieth in Honolulu and Dustin Johnson in Maui. On Thursday he’ll play with Rickie Fowler and Patrick Cantlay at the Farme...
Tags: Germany, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Pga Tour, Rickie Fowler, San Diego, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Maui, Honolulu, Stefan, Aztecs, Greenbrier, Whicker, Xander