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Welcome to Vin’s Personal Blog.

These are his musings about non-business topics. If you're instead looking for his business Web site or his business blog (i.e., his musings about the media business), visit or use the QR code at right.

September Sunset

September Sunset

Stamford, Connecticut, September 16, 2014. 30-year old Rokkor 500mm f/8 catadioptric lens adapted for a Sony digital camera

Balinese Men

Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia. May 26, 2012.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia. May 26, 2012.

Windswept Drago Tree on El Hierro, the most Remote of the Canary Islands

drago tree

The Power and Pleasure of Color


Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Bukit Peninsula, Bali. May 26, 2012.

Spring here in the Northern Hemisphere brings more color to the world, reminding me me of the power of color. Although the flowers and leaves have not yet blossomed where I am in Connecticut, this photo I took at a temple in Bali shows the power and pleasure of color.

Efficient Days

Beethoven’s Days

A story in the Huffington Post  features a chart from the book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey and RJ Andrews how famously creative people spend their average days. Besides Ludwig von Beethoven, it features people such as Victor Hugo, Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, et. a. Besides showing who was a ‘morning’ and who an ‘evening’ person, it’s helped me realize that my most productive working hours aren’t that eccentric.

What else I’m reading today:

For the first time in the history of the United States, the majority of member of its Congress are millionaires (as is President Obama and six of the nine members of the U.S. Supreme Court). So, is the United States governed by rich people? Quite literally, it is: the majority are people in the top one-percent of incomes.

Mother’s and Brother’s Induction into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame

Lucy Crosbie and Kevin Crosbie

2014 New England Newspaper Hall of Fame Inductees

I am proud that the New England Newspaper & Press Association has inducted my late mother and my late brother into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.

Please click this link to see photos of the induction dinner and event, which was held in the Park Plaza Hotel, in Boston, Massachusetts. Besides my surviving family, many people from the New England newspaper were there. Charles Ryan, editor of the daily Chronicle in Willimantic, Connecticut, gave the nomination speech. Patrice Crosbie, Kevin’s widow and his successor as Publisher of the Chronicle, accepted the award, which was given by Gary Ferrugia, publisher of The Day, of New London, Connecticut.

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