Author Archives: johndiestler

About johndiestler

Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography.

Egocentric

We have all experienced sitting in the car at a stoplight when the person next to you suddenly moves forward slightly. Your reaction is to press the brake so forcibly that you nearly break your ankle. It also relates very … Continue reading

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Which way should I go?

I believe I first thought of this because I wanted my children to know how to get home. We live in a suburb where the streets twist and turn, as if they were following some sort of geographic terrain. Not … Continue reading

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Searching…

I’ve been thinking about the worse word in the English language, possibly the worse word in any language.  It ends up being a tie.  No, they aren’t four letter words, or any type of discouraging words. (Wow, I never thought … Continue reading

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How Old is Your Light?

Light is never appreciated until you don’t have it. Well, that probably includes most everything, so maybe it says more about our ability to appreciate.  I had occasion recently to advise a new photographer that taking a picture is “drawing … Continue reading

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Trophes

I was thinking about Venusians. Venus had been an early target for space probes, but we haven’t been back there in decades. Why? Perhaps because the probes sent back all the inportant information we needed. Perhaps it was because the … Continue reading

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The Accounting

To keep accounts has to do with numbers. But in many languages it is also connected to the word “story”. You have account books that will keep a record of your expenditures and your receivables, and hopefully there will be … Continue reading

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