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Tag : rants

Saying adios to Bank of America

A few months ago I noticed something strange on my bank statement and it was the final straw to lose me as a customer. It wasn’t the debit card fees, or the increased account fees, or the very poor reputation, or the whole too big to fail thing… although those were contributing factors. What was the final straw, you ask? Advertising within my bank statement. By nature of their service they have access to my personal information: where I shop, […]

Photography ‘contest’ = Bad Deal for Photographers

Many photography contests are just bad deals for photographers. This is an excerpt from an email I received as a member of a local photography group. My name is Alex Doubet, and I’m contacting you on behalf of US Road Sports & Entertainment Group (USRS). We own & operate the Publix Georgia Marathon (coming up on 3/20/11; ~18k participants) and the Atlanta 13.1 Half Marathon (10/2/11; ~4k participants). We are starting a photo contest for our Atlanta-area marathons. The theme […]

My thoughts on the “Bailout”

I’m opening up myself to criticism by talking about a subject I don’t know a whole lot about, but in any case, I’m not happy about what is happening and since I have a blog, I’ve decided to voice my opinion on the topic. Let’s go back a bit in history, all the way back to when Clinton left office, there was a surplus in our budget which hadn’t happened under either of the previous republican presidents. It took a […]

Know your rights during interactions with cops!

This summer I’ve had lots of occasion to interact with the police here in Maine. I had a party at my house that got a little loud and the cops came and asked us to keep it quiet. Somebody bumped into my car in the parking lot and didn’t leave a note, so I had to file a police report. I witnessed a car accident and had to explain what I saw and leave my information as a witness. I […]

one year ago

One year flies by pretty fast. I wanted to write something today, because a year ago somebody I was very close to died, but honestly I’ve got nothing to say. I do carry the fury of a thousand hurricanes with me every day but there’s nothing I can do about it now. I just have to keep living my life in the best way that I can and hope that’s good enough. Here’s some lyrics by one of my favorite […]