WIGS MORE COLORFUL THAN THIS OLD GEEZER IMAGINES

As I walked through the mall taking photographs for the gallery in this blog, I noticed several colorful wigs artfully illuminated in a store window.

“Nice method of catching the shopper’s attention,” I told myself. “I DSC_0020wonder whether the store has anything appropriate to cover my balding head?”

When I stepped through the shop entrance, I was greeted by dozens of beautiful women manikins with long, flowing hair that matched every color imaginable, including my favorite chartreuse.

The scene destroyed my stereotyped image of wigs that old folks like me wear when their hair begins to fall out. I had expected to find a hairpiece Continue reading WIGS MORE COLORFUL THAN THIS OLD GEEZER IMAGINES

HOBBYIST ON ROAD AGAIN RETRACING HIGHWAY 66

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William “Bill” Haynes became “passionate” about photography after he retired in 2007 and began taking images of people and places during treks around the globe.

HAYNES B:WMost recently he traveled along the historic U.S. Route 66 that served as a major path for migrants heading west during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s but was broken up by the Interstate Highway System starting in the 1950s.

Bill teamed up with Jim Miranda, a former college classmate, to retrace a section of the highway they had traveled together in 2007 when the two men turned 70.

“We did the trip from Santa Monica to Amarillo in 10 days that year and then from Amarillo to Chicago five years later,” Bill says. “This year we repeated the first journey but in reverse, starting in Amarillo and driving to Los Angeles.

“All trips were made in a rented Mustang convertible because in Continue reading HOBBYIST ON ROAD AGAIN RETRACING HIGHWAY 66