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Putting your best foot forward when posting to social media. Ten tips from PPT Photography 

Celebrating the “Big house” – A different perspective

As black history month is coming to an end, I am discovering some of the places here in the Charlotte area, that “seem” to memorialize what some slaves called the “big house”.  Latta Plantation is a circa 1800 cotton plantation located in the north west part of Mecklenburg county. Set aside as a public park,… Read more »

Before there was a Wal-Mart…

Out of necessity, country stores, or general stores, got their start during the colonial period for the many pioneers who lived outside urban markets. Many owners of these mercantiles began as roving peddlers and once they had accumulated enough capital and inventory, they often established permanent locations in settlements where there was a need and… Read more »

A look back in history – Rosedale Plantation

February is Black History Month. It is a time to look back at the heritage of slavery in our nation, and the enslaved history in the Charlotte region. We cannot forget our past, and Historic Rosedale Plantation tells accurate histories of the enslaved who inhabited this plantation. Rosedale was built in 1815 by Archibald Frew, a… Read more »

A Rant – Giving to the needy

For this #343project post I won’t have a photo.  I just want to rant today about what happened to me earlier today.  I am certainly not a rich man, but I will at times go out of my way to help someone less fortunate than me. There are times where circumstances happen in our lives… Read more »

It’s Valentines day…Don’t lose your head over it

Rome was involved in many unpopular and bloody campaigns. The emperor had to maintain a strong army, but was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. Roman men were unwilling to join the army because of their strong attachment to their wives and families. To get rid of the problem,  Emperor… Read more »

Eight reasons why the alligator pear is so good for you

It is often called “alligator pear,” which is very descriptive because it tends to be shaped like a pear and have green, bumpy skin… like an alligator.  These days, the avocado has become an incredibly popular food among health conscious individuals. It is often referred to as a superfood which is not surprising given its health… Read more »

Not all heroes wear a cape

We can all agree that one needs a certain level of grit to be a firefighter and put oneself in the path of flaming danger on a daily basis.  Here is another example of people who may work a job that we don’t give full recognition to until a life is on the line. As… Read more »

This 7000 year old antibiotic medicine sure can make you feel better

Beer is one of the oldest beverages humans have produced, dating back to at least the fifth millennium BC, and recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that beer was produced as far back as about 7,000 years ago in what is today Iran. The Ancient Nubians… Read more »

The overlooked sentry

#343project got sidetracked for a few days, as I am discovering very quickly how difficult this challenge is. One of the benefits I have found is looking at things with a third eye. Looking at things that are overlooked, an after thought, the dull and mundane. I present to you a story…  Standing less than… Read more »

Waiting on news from a friend

Going to the post office can be a benign event, but to some it may have more meaning.  As I went today to pick up my daily mail, I thought about the thousands of mothers and dads around the country looking to hear of news from a loved one.  A son or daughter in a far… Read more »

Lighting up the night for the Carolina Panthers

Yes, yes, yes!  In their 21st season in the National Football League, the Carolina Panthers are representing the National Football Conference in the super bowl.  This will be their second appearance, but this time there will be no Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunctions. (although some may be waiting for a Beyoncé malfunction).  Superbowl 50 should see the… Read more »

The best part of waking up is to a Smelly Cat!

It has been many years since the coffee craze struck. We find that people will stand in line for a latte, a mocha, or even a frappucino.  The great marketers in Seattle seemingly have almost made it mandatory that we get a white cup with the green “Siren” on it everyday. Call me bucking the… Read more »