(Pensacola, Florida – Dec. 16, 2021) – Christmastime at Mount Vernon in the late 18th century was a far cry from the lights, trees, tinsel, and frenetic pace of parties we know today in the 21st century. Christmas trees were largely unknown to the American public. The Christmas tree was brought to the U.S. in … Continue reading Just My Thoughts: Christmas with the Presidents
(Bowie, Maryland; Nov. 28, 2021) – I’ve been struck dumb with breathlessly overwhelming awe at my first sight of natural formations four times in my life now. The first time was the sight of Uluru (formerly Ayres Rock) when I visited Australia in 2004. The great, red sandstone giant rising from the flat Australian Outback … Continue reading Travel Log: Natural Bridge, or ‘Oh, Crap; There It Is!’
Aquariums are one of my favorite places to visit. Here's a look at some of the best images I captured in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Animals are difficult to photograph, even when in artificial habitats, but the results one can get through patience, creativity, and blasting out a number of exposures will stack the … Continue reading Photo Finish: Aquariums!
(Silverdale, Washington; Jan. 28, 2021) – Building your audience and cementing their loyalty—while engaging new fans—is accomplished by creating a unique universe, developing engaging characters, and laying out a foundational philosophy for your world. Conversely, you can imitate the Hindenburg and destroy your entire fan base in a blast of fiery gore by betraying your … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How to Kill Your Story 101, Part 1
BONUS!! On this Feast of the Magi day, Albus the Crab is joined by fellow members of the International Custom Consortium Committee of Avians, Crustaceans, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Reptiles, and Pet Rocks (ICCCACFIMRPR) for this special THIRTEENTH Day of Albus...er, Christmas post. Albus is joined by the ICCCACFIMRPR's Director of Holiday Cheer, Sandalwood the Llama, … Continue reading BOUNS!! The THIRTEENTH Day of Albus!
For the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab is proud to present twelve Christmas bears! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 05 January 2021) nathanaelmiller #sparks1524 #guerrillaphotojournalist #guerrillaphotojournalism #albusthecrab #Christmas #Christmastime #mountains #exploreamerica #Olympics #12daysofalbus #12daysofchristmas
For the Tenth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab is joined by his buddy Happy Bear to celebrate 10 years since Happy adopted this family. Happy 10-year anniversary, Happy Bear! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 03 January 2021) For the Eleventh Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab asked Kodak Bear to help him present eleven antique … Continue reading Day 10 and 11: The Twelve Days of Albus!
Well, I took New Year's Day off. Albus, however, didn't. So, allow me to amuse you with the Eighth and Ninth Days of Christmas! For the Eighth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab presents a very dapper Squishy the Octopus! Squishy, of course, has eight arms! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 01 January 2021) For the … Continue reading Day 8 and 9: The Twelve Days of Albus!
Technical difficulties yesterday resulted in my failure to post Albus' Sixth Day of Christmas. I must apologize for the failure of my neurological synaptic action trigger alarm system (in other words, sorry--I just forgot!). So, as we get ready to close out 2020, allow me to present Albus' Sixth and Seventh Days of Christmas! For … Continue reading Day 6 and 7: The Twelve Days of Albus!
For the Fifth Day of Christmas, Albus the Crab would like to present five Christmas moose!! Silverdale, Washington. (Nathanael Miller, 29 December 2020)