Photography 101: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?


Check out this post from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog in his Photography 101 series

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

I am an ordinary person living an extraordinary life. My brother Joel and I travel the world full-time (365-days a year). Me as a photographer and writer  and Joel as a published novelist. Lucky? Yes. But we earned our luck—it didn’t just happen.

There is an old adage I subscribe to: Luck is when preparation meets opportunity. In other words when opportunities present themselves in life you have to be ready to take full advantage of them—hence, you too can become a lucky person.

The crooner Bing Crosby immortalized the title of this post: Brother Can You Spare a Dime? The song lyric has its roots in the Great Depression when a cup of coffee cost a dime (10¢ for you youngsters and non-Americans)—basically it was the poor man’s lament of the down & out: Will you buy me a cup of coffee? This is…

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