Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dog or human? You decide...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Classic Christmas Cartoons!

I wrote a new hub on three great classic christmas cartoons from the 1930's that i grew up watching on VHS.  They are great fun and short cartoons and i found them whole on YouTube, links in the hub.  So check out the cartoons on Classic Christmas Cartoons!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

BWD316 on CafePress

I've recently discovered CafePress.com and how easy it is to create products from some of my photos!  So far I've added a few products to my storefront!  Stop by and check it out, i have some Christmas stuff, some great Christmas gifts and some things you may need at anytime in the year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Top Ten Weather Events of 2011

Here is a hubpage article that lists the top ten Weather Events of 2011!  It includes blizzards, droughts, tornadoes, and hurricanes.  It also provides some of the documentation that normal people during these events. These videos were found on YouTube and show the power of mother nature.

Top Ten Weather Events of 2011

Top Weather Events of 2011: Tornadoes

Here's an aritlce I wrote on Hubpages about the top weather events of 2011.  This article is specifically about the tornadoes that crushed some US cities this year.  The article includes a collection of YouTube videos that document the storms as well as share with the world those that were lost. 

Top Weather Events of 2011: Tornadoes

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Christmas Articles!

I have written a number of Christmas and holiday related hubs lately on Hubpages and just wanted to share them all in one place!  I cover a number of aspects about the holidays from appetizers, to gifts, to movies and even photos. 

If you are looking for a healthy appetizer for a holiday get together, or even just a healthy snack try my recipe for stuffed celery.  A Healthy Holiday Appetizer: Stuffed Celery 

If you are low on cash but still looking for some ways to decorate this holiday season read my article on Holidays and a Recession: Low Budget Christmas Decorations 

Now that you have food and decorations taken care of, you need some gifts.  Instead of giving the usual high tech gift or a gift card why not try something a little more meaningful?  Why not Give a Gift of Nostalgia this Holiday Season! 

When wrapping those gifts from the past why don't you put on some great Christmas movies, find one from any category, comedy, drama from my list of The Best Christmas Movies by Category 

Finally don't forget to enjoy the season and taken in every moment you can check out some of my cool photos from Christmases past with Christmas Memories through Photos

Saturday, December 3, 2011

In Commemoration of My 200 Followers

JT Walters is a great writer on Hubpages. I follow her and enjoy reading and commenting on her work. Today she wrote an article about another milestone in which she has gotten 200 followers. So of course being the kind person she is, she paid respect to a number of her followers that she feels contribute to her work and I was one of them! Since she recommended me to all her followers i figured i would give her a shout out on my blog! Check out her article in the link below and look for BWD316 (me) and i highly recommend reading some of her other stuff, she covers a plethora of topics!


In Commemoration of My 200 Followers

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Is America's Apple Pie Rotting?

This is an opinion piece about the invasion of Black Friday on Thanksgiving day and its implications on the identity of America.
Is America's Apple Pie Rotting?

Community Suspended from the Spring Semester at NBC!

I was totally blindsided by NBC's Spring 2012 schedule, I was expecting to be happy with the return of 30 Rock, which airs Jan 12th, but was slapped in the face by the absence of Community in the schedule! If you watch the study group at Greendale every week read this article to find out about the new suspension!
Community Suspended from the Spring Semester at NBC!

Give a Gift of Nostalgia this Holiday Season!

Looking to give something more meaningful this holiday season? Want to give a gift that has real thought behind it and will make the person jump up and down? Well why not try to give a gift of Nostalgia! Follow the link to learn what I am talking about!
Give a Gift of Nostalgia this Holiday Season!

Hubpage article on Power Supply

With the record breaking power outages of the past few months, especially here in Connecticut, I have begun to question the way we supply power to communities. In the linked article below I propose the idea of decentralizing power generation to prevent such long lasting power outages. Some proposals even use alternative energy sources.

Power Outage Reduction: Decentralization of Power Generation

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hubpages November Contest!

Hubpages has contests every so often and for the month of November the Contest was Poem, Fiction and Photography.  It was called The HubPatron of the arts Contest.  If you would like to
 join Hubpages its a great communtiy for writers and artist to share work and make some money off of it!  I submitted a number of entries into the contest, the only requirement being that each Hub (article) be 500 words, in the right section of the website, and include a photograph.  Majority of my submissions were in the photograph section but I also submitted a number of very short stories as well.  I wanted to dabble in poetry but didn't get the chance.  So here are my entries below!  Hope they are enjoyable! 

Photo entries (5):





Short Story entries (3)



Friday, November 4, 2011

Make money on webanswers.com!

I recently stumbled  across a website that's not only interesting to use but pays out pretty well. All you have to do is have a google AdSense account and answer a few questions every now and then.  It's like participating in a forum and getting paid.  The more quality your answer has and the more information it has the more percentage of clicked ad revenue you receive.  The more questions you answer the more chance you have at making more money. I only started in the beginning of October yet I've made cents, even over a dollar a day for the whole month!  If you're looking to make a few extra bucks or help put you over the AdSense payout threshold i suggest you  join Webanswers

Recent Hubpage articles

Here are some links to my most recent hubpage articles which covers an older movie review in relation to today's politics, a simple holiday appetizer recipe and photos from the historic October snowstorm in New England. 


Extreme Weather Series: Snowtober October 29, 2011, the first flakes!

A Holiday Appetizer: Stuffed Celery

Mirrored Politics a film review of Storm Center (1956)

Hubpages Photo Contest!

The hubpage contest this month is fiction, poetry and photos, the idea is to make a hub in the correct category and have the chance to win hundreds of dollars, even publication at the end of the month.  It's as simple as opening a Hubpages account and creating your hub!  I've created two photo hubs that qualify for the contest so far, links below.  The other great thing is everyday they randomly choose any hub enter in the contest to win $50!  It's a lottery within a contest! 

Peace in the City: A Photographic stroll through Greenwich village

Marley"s Winter Wonderland: Photos of my dog in the snow

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Hubpages articles

I have uploaded a number of articles on Hubpages recently, covering a number of topics from hurricanes to children's books and food of Ocean City.  I wrote a hub on Great Hurricane Books, which gives suggestions on what to read in regards to the topic of hurricane and United States history.  The next hub I wrote is a list of the Best Food in Ocean City, MD.  It covers everything from candy to seafood, to boardwalk food.  Finally I wrote a hub about a children's book i read as a child and my search for it for years.  The article was called Nostalgia: Finding the book that defined my childhood

Do you have Mad Men Withdrawal?

It's been a year since there has been a new episode of Mad Men.  With tense contract negotiations back in the spring production of the fifth season has  been delayed will not air till 2012!  That means the calender year of 2011 will not see one new Mad Men episode!  If your a fan of the show you might be feeling the impacts:  Do you have Mad Men Withdrawal?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Environmental media

Over the last few days i’ve written two hubs on hubpages about environmental themes in particular media. One article was about the new show on Fox channel called Terra Nova. The second one is about the environmental themes prevalent in the blockbuster movie Avatar. The article about the new show Terra Nova is especially interesting!

The Environmental Themed Catalyst for FOX’s show Terra Nova

Environmental Topics of Avatar

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Last Blossoms of Summer

Hubpages Education Post

Wrote a quick and hopefully helpful hub about how to apply to Graduate School.  It includes steps, suggestions, and some of my own experience with the process.  it also has links to graduate school search websites, as well as some books to help you study!  follow the link to read:

Applying to Graduate School: Some things you need to do

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dog Days of Summer

My dog taking a refreshing swim in the pool back on Labor Day weekend!

Hubpages Articles

I've written a number of Hubpages articles in the last week and want to share some of them!
The first three is a new Extreme Weather series I'm doing, following the extreme snow, ice, rain and tropical weather Connecticut has seen just since January 2011! 

Extreme Weather Series: Crazy Weather in Connecticut 2011 Photos Included

Extreme Weather Series: Once in a 100 year Snow Cover: Connecticut January 2011

Extreme Weather Series: Ice Storm: Connecticut Groundhog Day 2011

Then I wrote an article about what to watch to try to substitute for the absence of True Blood in between seasons, mostly supernatural related television shows, none as good as True Blood but still interesting!

#waitingsucks What to watch in True Blood's Off Season Fangover

Then i wrote another hub on entertainment.  This time on recommendations of what movies to watch during a blizzard.

Movies to watch during a blizzard

and finally an article more geared to Hubbers but also anyone who wants some quick traffic to their hubs, sites, or blogs!

How to get fast traffic for your hub

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Last day of summer...

Its the last official night of summer, so why not put up a nice picture of the warm beach from the summer!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Statue of Liberty Photo

a picture from Lower Manhattan, looking over the Hudson, across the Harbor to a sail boat and the Statue of liberty.  Due to the Hazy day I thought it would look better to put the photo up in black and white. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Freedom Tower NYC

Going through photos from I took at the end of August in downtown Manhattan, I just realized i had gotten a few photos of the new Freedom Tower, which is being built in the World Trade Center location.  I thought it was appropiate to share these photos this weekend.  The tower is in the distance and it was hazy that day so you migh have to zoom in!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Abandoned Hotel in NYC

Photo i took in August of what seems to be an abandoned old Hotel, thought the sign was so cool! Especially since everything around it seemed so new.  Looks like a good photo for Halloween too!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Hurricane Irene vs. Hurricane Gloria in Photos!

A week after Hurricane Irene made it's presence known here in coastal Connecticut, i found photographs my father took while on patrol in Hurricane Gloria in 1985.  Although i have seen them a bunch of times in my life i was surprised by the similarities to the photographs i took last week during Irene.  so take a look at all of them at hubpages:

Hurricane Irene vs. Hurricane Gloria in Photos!

One photo of Gulf Beach after Hurricane Gloria that isn't featured in the article!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

More Irene Devastation


More of Irene's Devastation in Connecticut, almost a week later and sidewalks are still torn up along the water, sand is pushed off the streets from the over wash but still not back on the beach...

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Hub on Hubpages!

Just wrote a brief hub on a topic that seems to bother me a lot when people misuse or confuse the terms.  Im talking about hail and sleet, as a self proclaimed weather geek, i find it irratating when people transpose hail and sleet over and over again! so here i wrote a brief description of how both hail and sleet form and what the differences are.  take a look!

Hail or Sleet? There is a differenc!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Irene shreds American Flag

Here's a photo i took of an American Flag still hanging on after weathering Hurrican Irene!!

Irene's aftermath


Here are some photos i took with my cell phone visiting a family friend by the beach in Milford, CT.  Lucky for a friend they were on the calmer shore and only saw minimal damage, however as you can see above others were not as lucky.  The first two pictures clearly show that these homes were devastated, whole fronts of homes torn off into the sound.  With the flooding in Vermont, the coastal damage in Connecticut, tornadoes in the Joplin and Tuscaloosa earlier this year, wild fires and the possibility of extreme flooding along the gulf coast in the coming days FEMA and Red Cross are being stretched thin! 
Here are some ways you can help!
American Red Cross  donate or volunteer some time!
and don't forget the pets! The Humane Society

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene Photos

Gulf Street along Gulf Beach in Milford Ct impassable during Hurricane Irene

Anchor beach in Woodmont Borough of Milford, CT intense storm surge flooding into parking lot during Hurircane Irene

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene on the way!

Hurricane Irene is on its way up  the east coast towards my home in coastal CT...not sure how long power will be out but when it comes back on i plan on sharing some great pictures and some hubs from hubpages! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hurricane Irene may take a bite out of the Big Apple

After viewing the latest 11pm update on Hurricane Irene with the projected path that crosses the New York City metro area i wrote a brief hub on hubpages about what his possibly means.  So take a look, especially if you live in the northeast United States! 

Hurricane Irene may take a bite out of the Big Apple

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The great new england hurricane of 1938

follow the link to read about the great new england hurricane of 1938, which impacted new england on
September 21, 1938, i describe the storm, show video and pictures, give the first hand account from my grandmother and recommend some great books on the hurricane!

The Long Island Express: Arrival Septermber 21, 1938 


Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tropical Storm Irene

With Tropical Storm Irene gaining strength in the Atlantic, threatening the ENTIRE east coast in the next week, millions will be impacted! This is why information is ever more important to keep the public aware. I wrote a brief review of three sites where tropical information is not only good but up to date. It is The Best Hurricane Information Sites hopefully it will be of some help to someone!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hubpage article on True Blood

Wrote another hub about True Blood, this time its about the media campaigns the show runs, very interesting! title is #waitingsucks How HBO keeps the blood flowing in between seasons of True Blood  its about the mix of ad campaigns and other media, especially social media, is used to keep interest a live during the off season of the show!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Second Hubpages post today!

Actually got to post two hubs today on hubpages, this one is about why i can't use the Amazon affiliates program to make money and it all has to do with location and politics! read here Why can't i use amazon associates program?

Why Street Trees are important

Here's a link to a new article i wrote on Hubpages called "Why Street Trees are important"  a  brief discription of why street trees are important in our community, hope you enjoy!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Busy Bees!

Noticed a small bees nest being built on top of the basketball pole in my front yard, decided to take a few pics, here they are!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Latest Stock Photo upload

Beach Fishing


Here's my latest photograph uploaded to Dreamstime! Picture of two fishing poles on the beach, it was taken while i was on vacation! You  can find it at:
http://www.dreamstime.com/beach-fishing-image20567008 
comments are welcomed!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Leading image on Dreamstime

Float In The Pool
This is the image with the most views on my Dreamstime account, up to 79 views as of this afternoon.  Still waiting for my first sale! Still only have 11 images on the site, I've been slacking on stock photography plus had a vacation! I do have a few pictures from the beach i might submit for approval but that will take a few days.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bet the beach looks different today

Its closing in on the mid 90's here in CT and heat index over 100 already so i figure i would put up a picture from this past winter of the beach! I bet people on the beach wish they had some chunks of ice today!

Random photo 3 Tomatoes

Photo of some homegrown Tomatoes, its really important to begin to grow your own food !

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Complaining about the Heat wave?

If you live in parts of the Northeast and Midwest just remember this scene from a few months ago...
Yeah thats the mailbox, you still think the heats that bad...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Better quality Photo of backyard bird

This bird, which I already posted a photo of before, waited around long enough the other day that I was able to grab my dslr camera and take a few pics.  The quality is much better then my cell phone pic i posted the other day

Friday, July 15, 2011

New York in a Puddle

A photo I took in Central Park this spring by the baseball fields.  I noticed a small puddle in the grass and realized you could see the reflection of some of the skyscrapers to the south of the park.  It caught my eye. 

upcoming hubpage articles

I'm working on a number of articles and ideas right now for Hubpages.  So here's a preview! I'm writing an article about the Great New England Hurricane of 1938, which my grandmother lived through, an article on the media and oil spills, a particular vacation spot, possibly something to do with the evolving vampire genera in pop culture, and a movie review.  Hopefully I'll have some done by the end of the weekend, if not by next week.  I also want to add some pics to the blog, maybe I'll take some just for my blog as well as stock photos. 

Lily Pads in the Clouds

lily pads in the clouds

Photo i took this summer at a pond in a park in CT, its up for sale on Imagekind at :
http://www.imagekind.com/lily-pads-in-the-clouds_art?IMID=7f9e2d06-8881-495f-8cc6-8c94cc7960ad

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rejected stock photos

Since these didn't make the stock sites i figured i would share them on here
Photo: Three Tomatoes
and photo: Rabbit Eating

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Backyard bird

Was out in my backyard and turned around to see this bird sitting on a branch.  I got within a foot of the bird and it still didn't move, so i pulled out my phone (hence the quality of the pic)  and took a few pics. It was interesting that th bird just sat there for a while like the phone 8 inches away from him was no big deal! 

The Lifeless Commute

A short little blurb on hubpages about a train commute and my thoughts...

http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Lifeless-Commute?done

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Grass is always greener...

Tips for a greener and more sustainable backyard! Here's an article, my first in fact, that i wrote for Hubpages! follow the link and let me know if its useful

http://hubpages.com/hub/grass-is-always-greener-Tips-for-a-more-sustainable-backyard-and-life