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Date posted: January 27, 2010

Connie Geweckie, the editor of Barr's Post Card News, has informed me that she intends to reprint my article, "The People's Photography." (The article originally appeared on ancestorville.com.)

The "People's Photography" provides an in-depth examination of real photo postcards.

Barr's Post Card News is a semimonthly publication addressing delitiology, a topic I cover from time-to-time on the ephemera blog.

Date posted: January 7, 2010

In the January issue of Automation World, my article for the magazine's Automation Team Department, Automation Profession Faces Transition into Complexity and Opportunity, focuses on the future of the automation profession.

I was able to leverage my 20 years of experience in automation to explore the transition that is currently taking place in the industry. Early in my career, I was privileged to be a member of the executive team at Panasonic Factory Automation. It was that position that gave me wide exposure me to the manufacturing and automation industries and ultimately led to my career covering the field as a journalist. Subsequently, I have written for virtually every major trade publication in the field including Automation World, Managing Automation, Manufacturing Systems (now known as Manufacturing Business Technology), and Control, to name a few.

Date posted: January 5, 2010

The January 2010 issue of Automation World features my Automation Technologies department feature on Parallel Programing. Parallel programming has been around for a while. My January article focuses on how it is done and why it is so ubiquitous.

Date posted: January 2, 2010

Although it wasn't a huge sum, I was pleased to receive my first royalty payment for A Year in Asheville, my book of photographs that explores Asheville's "Year of Bliss" (as mentioned in Eric Weiner's book Geography of Bliss.)

A Year in Asheville contains nearly 300 "vernacular-style" photographs. The photographs capture the unique character and spirit of Asheville
in the days leading up to the Great Recession which struck in October
2008. From the neo-hippies of Lexington Avenue to the street performers at
Pack Square, the book captures every aspect of life in what The New York
described as the "Appalachian Shangri-La."