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Photographing the Ordinary in 2018

I take a lot of photos, both with my phone and with a DSLR. I decided to end this year by sharing 12 photos, one for each month in 2018. Each photo represents my favorite (for a variety of reasons–not always because it was the best) taken with my phone during that month. (I cheated a bit.Β I added a 13th photo as the above featured image. It was taken on March 30 during a conference trip to Indianapolis.)

 

January 25. Waiting to get my staples out after my knee replacement.

 

February 28. I went to a lot of Ann’s talks this year. For her talk in Amherst, NH, we stopped at LaBelle Winery for dinner and tried three of their wines.

 

March 3. My grandmother fell and broke her leg on March 1. She had surgery to fix it on March 2. This is my cousin Jason visiting her in the hospital the day after the surgery.

 

April 29. My grandmother turned 100 years old on April 29 and so we had a big party at her rehab facility to celebrate.

 

May 30. I attended a conference at UNH and took this picture during a reception on campus.

 

June 15. I went to the Outer Banks in North Carolina with friends. This is the building that our condo was in.

 

July 4. These are the steps into the nursing home where my grandmother lived for the last six months of her life.

 

August 7. I went to a workshop called “Design for Change” in Virginia. This message was created from pipe cleaners by one of my new friends from the workshop.

 

September 18.Β  This is the Piscataquog River at sunset in downtown Goffstown.

 

October 12. I don’t drink coffee but I spend a lot of time hanging out with friends in this coffee shop in downtown Plymouth.

 

November 27. RB is always so photogenic.

 

December 29. This is my aunt’s backyard in Florida.

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I am currently Professor of Digital Media at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. I am also the current Coordinator of General Education at the University. I am interested in game studies, digital literacies, open pedagogies, and generally how technology impacts our culture.

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