Monday, April 14, 2014

Worth Repeating

Actually, this is just a test I'm running. But if I have to repeat something, this picture is worth repeating. For the last NATCA convention in Denver, I decided to take the opportunity to drive across the plains. I loved it. I don't know if I'd want to do it often, but it's an experience I'm glad I had. I hope to drive to Minneapolis for the next convention in September. And I hope I get a picture as nice as this one.

Don Brown
April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Welcome, Rodeo Fans

Welcome to my blog, rodeo fans. For those that are just looking for rodeo pictures (which, I presume, is about 99% of you), click on the picture below and/or on the link to the right that says "Click Here to get to my Flickr photo page". It's okay. You can do it now. If you get to the Flickr site and get confused, you can come right back here for further instructions below the picture. Seriously, off you go. You can trust me. I used to be an air traffic controller. I'm used to telling people where to go.

Welcome, Rodeo Fans

Now, once you get to Flickr, you'll see this same picture. If you want to see another picture, just click on the picture (at the Flickr site) again. The easier way to find stuff is to go to my home page on Flickr. You can click on that link or you can click on the little icon picture of me (in my hat) at the top right of the Flickr page. On my Flickr home page you should see a bunch of thumbnail pictures and you can browse from there.

And for those of you that are looking for that one picture...

Once you get to Flickr, you have to look at the text on the right side and find the "DSC" number. For instance, click on the picture on this page (of the rodeo announcer) and it will take you to the same picture on Flickr. You'll read that this is Mr. Jerry Todd and at the bottom of all the text you'll see "(DSC_7752) ©Don Brown 2014". So the DSC number for this picture is DSC_7752. Every picture I have on Flickr has a number like that. If you want that one picture..., I need that number.

You can email me at

Other than all that. Enjoy the pictures. I'll work on figuring out a better system. I didn't really plan on becoming a rodeo photographer. I was just out having fun.

Don Brown
April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's Rodeo Season

Yes sir, I have too much fun photographing the rodeo.  It sure beats working for a living.  I might get around to writing a few words on what I'm hearing about the new program at the FAA Academy.   Or I might just keep photographing the rodeo.

Luck Turns
Don Brown
April 12. 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

"Absolute" Sunset

Yeah, so it turns out, once you learn how to float stuff and photograph it, you can pretty much photograph anything that will float on the raft.

Maybe Absolut will send me another bottle.

Don Brown
April 4, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

ITYS #432,014

Yes, I did tell you so. Be sure to note the date.

Here We Go Again
I mean really, how many times do we have to hear it before we’re sick of it ? This time it’s the sub-prime mortgages. Last time it was the deregulation of electricity (Enron) and telecommunications (World Com.) Before that it was the deregulation of the Savings and Loans (Charles Keating and Neil Bush.)
In case you missed it, Charles Keating died this week.  Hindsight is 20/20. And the further back you go, the sharper it gets.  It's hard to believe things are so fuzzy as they are happening...when they look so clear after a decade passes.  From MarketPlace:

Keating's legacy, from John McCain to a camp classic


 "You have to remember that the S&L crisis actually spawned two of the financial industry's most lucrative product streams," he says. "One was the securitization of mortgages into mortgage-backed securities. Hello! Those things that blew up in 2008..." 

Such is life.

Don Brown
April 3, 2014

Go Listen Now

Foodstamps are this Depression's soup lines.  (I stole that line and can't remember where.)

Don Brown
April 3, 2014