INVICTUS Out of the night that covers me,    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be    For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance    I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance    My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears    Looms but the horror ofContinue reading “INVICTUS”

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light

You just know I’m posting this shot of a little girl running along Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach on a windy day so I can work out where it is the new owners of WP hid all my old controls. This image of joyous childhood was shot back on September 3, 2020. This is my innerContinue reading “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light”

Extraordinary Service: LST 393

MOVIES ON THE DECK: LST 393 Above; children play where men served in wartime on the deck of the LST 393 I’ve been on the road which gave me time to think on the photo challenges I’ve missed, specifically; (extra)ordinary. Muskegon has many extra ordinary things that other beach towns lack. We are a workingContinue reading “Extraordinary Service: LST 393”

Dredging at Sunset

If you read the histories of beach towns along the West Coast of our State of Michigan you will discover that many started as lumber mills on an outlet along the bank of a meandering river/stream/marsh that emptied into Lake Michigan. Among the first things mill owners did was set about dredging channels to createContinue reading “Dredging at Sunset”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

USS-LST 393 Laid down in July 1942 at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co as the 393rd member of the LST-1 Class of Tank Landing Ships, USS LST-393 commissioned into US Navy service in December 1942 as a member of the US Atlantic Fleet. She is now a floating museum in the Muskegon HarborContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument”

Ice Fishing On Lake Muskegon, or, Pushing Levels

Pretty interesting atmospherics on this day. We were sitting in a bar watching the Winter Olympics and during commercial breaks turned our chairs to watch the play of sun and shadows on the snow of ice bound Muskegon Lake. I’ve noticed that so many established photo bloggers say, “This is straight from the camera. IContinue reading “Ice Fishing On Lake Muskegon, or, Pushing Levels”