Black and White photography

French style

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For the second time in two weeks, my former college freshman roommate was in Portland, on family matters. This time, we caught up for a nice lunch. Sebastian has done well, and he now lives and works in France. I am envious of several things, notably his access to universal healthcare, and the fact that France is considered to have the best health system in the world, according to many credible monitoring groups.

I also am jealous of his chic French style. Wherever you make your home, you will adapt to the local customs and fashions. Sebastian proved that well. Me, I looked like I still came fresh out of an Alaska brewpub, sporting my Carhartts and rain gear.

Here’s to catching up on all of those past decades, ami. The years have treated you very, very well.

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Yukon Territory swan song

On my way out of Alaska in 2010, I had perhaps one of the most perfect days one could ask for in the North, driving down the AlCan through the Yukon Territory (2010).

On my way out of Alaska in 2010, I had perhaps one of the most perfect days one could ask for in the North, driving down the AlCan through the Yukon Territory (2010).