A Land of Geology: Part 1

When the first explorers discovered the glacier-covered archipelago about 1,000 miles above Norway called "Svalbard", the land probably appeared slowly from the grey arctic backdrop, the imposing mountains silhouetted like a Lovecraftian alien planet. For me, Svalbard came suddenly into view from an ever-lightening night sky as my plane traveled further North. The dark of … Continue reading A Land of Geology: Part 1

Bartleby’s Machines: Hermes Rocket/ Hermes Baby Typewriter Review

The day I received my Hermes Rocket in the mail, I opened it in the five minutes I had before my Medieval Romance class was set to begin. My professor, a lovely  woman in her mid 60's with a German Shepard named Bodo constantly in tow, recognized the brand immediately, and then promptly corrected my … Continue reading Bartleby’s Machines: Hermes Rocket/ Hermes Baby Typewriter Review

Olympus Trip 35 Review: A Legacy of Pivotal Moments Through Clumsy Glass

If you were born before the late 90's, there’s a good chance you have distant memories of your parents taking pictures of you or your siblings as children on film cameras. You probably weren’t aware of what they were shooting on at the time of course. If your folks were anything like mine, a young … Continue reading Olympus Trip 35 Review: A Legacy of Pivotal Moments Through Clumsy Glass