Nothing like a KTM draped in Christmas lights to ring in the holiday season. Hard to believe it's December already. The festive machine appeared at the Piston and Pints Christmas party on the deck of the Boalsburg Yacht Club. More pictures appear on my Scooter in the Sticks Facebook page.
The past few months have been so busy and hectic that the mass upload feature of Facebook is pretty seductive.
The Vespa has been dead for over a month -- the HT spark plug lead burned off. A replacement wire arrived last week but I have to dismantle the scooter to attach it to the coil. No time or energy for that task yet.
I've read Jack Riepe's new book, Conversations with a Motorcycle, several times now and have completed several drafts of a review. Like the Vespa, the review has fallen into a world of wait as other more pressing matters consume time and energy.
It's a great book and worth adding to your library and will make a great Christmas gift. I'll offer more extensive comments soon. Until then Riepe will probably think I never read it or something. Click the link above to find out how to order.
Stirring the mix of busyness and chaos more -- I'm still debating over whether it's time to abandon film, a darkroom, and the ever more archaic process of chemical photography. I love silver prints but I'm not feeling the fire lately...
The Leica M6 still works and I've continue to add to the growing pile of exposed film. I hope to awake one day soon and know what I should do.
Still manage to make my way to Saint's Cafe on Sunday morning but neither Paul nor Gordon have been able to push me one way or the other when it comes to photography. I suppose they have their own demons to wrestle.
That's where things stand in the sticks at the moment. High on the list is to publish my review of Conversations with a Motorcycle. So is fixing the Vespa.
Not sure which I'll get to first.