Tear Down This Flag!!

Like all but the most hateful of Americans, I was deeply saddened by the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C last week. While there is no question the presumed perpetrator, Dylann Storm Roof is a deeply disturbed individual, it would seem  there is little coincidence in the fact … Continue reading

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Paul Vachon, June 23, 2015

images by paul vachon Soon to Appear at Detroit Bubble Tea!

Although I am principally a freelance writer, in recent years I’ve devoted a fair amount of time to studying photography. I became interested in the art of “writing with light”–which is how the word literally translates from the Greek–when I first received a contract in 2011 to compile a new edition of a guidebook … Continue reading

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Paul Vachon, June 16, 2015

Bears in Michigan?

          This morning I read a short article in the Detroit Free Press explaining that black bears are gradually moving south in Michigan.  Historically, most of Michigan’s bears have been known to inhabit the Upper Peninsula and the northern tier of the Lower Peninsula but recent observations by … Continue reading

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Paul Vachon, June 10, 2015

The importance of being a reader

I have a confession to make–when I was in college, I failed to achieve a high grad point average, despite my concerted efforts. I was always envious of those students who seemed to have time to go to the bar, sit around and have “bull sessions” until the late hours of … Continue reading

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Paul Vachon, June 1, 2015

Social Media Burnout

It’s probably impossible to find a single soul on the planet who has never heard of Facebook or Twitter.  But how about Stumble Upon, Diaspora, Stickam, Tagged or Wooxie?  My informal survey of websites which track these online worlds reveals over 200 socials networks.  Many are communities which cater to … Continue reading

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Paul Vachon, January 7, 2015