My favorite photographs of 2020 are here. 2020 was not a particularly great year, as you know. But, even with the biggest pandemic in 102 years permanently changing the way we live and interact, there were small moments of peace and contemplation that I was able to document. I hope this collection helps bring some happiness to an otherwise depressing year.
My November 2020 Photo of the Month is LM78, photographed with beautiful Fall Color in our local Laguna Mountains.
I don’t know much about zombies. What I do know is that they are neither alive nor dead, they are nearly impossible to kill, and they will eat your brains. That does seem to apply to the oft-proposed Fanita Ranch development in Santee.
My October 2020 Photo of the Month is SN22, taken of the Old Highway 40 Rainbow Bridge near Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada.
With the Lakers winning their 17th NBA title tonight and finally catching the Celtics for most titles, I found myself struggling to celebrate. With 2020 being a year like no other, even something as great as a beloved sports team winning a championship is a strange thing to ponder.
(Ed. Note – I was writing this post when news showed up that Eddie Van Halen passed away. RIP, EVH. I need to write some thoughts about you and Neil Peart very soon)
Full disclosure: The bribe happened way back a few seconds ago.
To put some of this in perspective, two separate events merged to make this unfortunate event happen.
I don’t remember if I purchased Radiohead’s Kid A on exactly October 2, 2000. I probably did. Back then, it was a quick lunch-time trip to Best Buy to browse their massive Compact Disc layout that took up most of the retail floor space. On an end-cap, you would find the displays with all the “New Releases.” I would have paid in cash. Probably after I made the trip to the bank to cash my paycheck. I don’t think I even had a credit card in 2000. I am not sure if I even had a checking account.