But I Digress… An Anniversary and a Promise to Keep

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Buckeye, Arizona.

On March 18, 2013, I was sitting right where I am now, in front of my computer where I pushed the Publish… button in WordPress for the first time. That button push launched Journeys With Johnbo onto the InterWeb. I am writing this at the same desk at our home here in Buckeye contemplating a couple of more local trips before we head north back to our home in Fargo. By now, you might be asking, “What’s up with the weird half monochrome – half color photograph.” The purpose of that photo will become clear a little further on down the page. Continue reading

But I Digress… My New Traveling Camera, Sony RX100-V

San Antonio, Texas.

This week, my journey takes me back to San Antonio, but this time it’s less about the travel and more about the tools. If you’re looking for a review of the popular Sony camera mentioned in the post title, you’ll need to look elsewhere. There are plenty of written and video reviews that can do a much better technical job than I at comparisons and specifications. This article is about solving a problem, and that’s where I will start. I love to use my Nikon D500 and the D7000 before it, especially in conjunction with the long 16-300 MM Tamron lens. But, my friends, when I need to jump on an airplane and travel to a location where photography isn’t my priority objective, I’ve been longing for something more than my cell phone camera without all the hassle of my full-blown photo travel pack. Continue reading

But I Digress… A Personal Journey

Fargo, North Dakota.

The old man in the photo above may be a senior citizen, but as this is being written, he is in the best physical shape in many years. OK, so now I will stop writing in the third person. That photo of me was taken in Oklahoma in the summer of 2017. November 29, 2017 marks the fifth anniversary of the beginning of my personal fitness journey. Most of my life, I’ve been considered obese by the nefarious BMI (Body Mass Index) scale. In November 2012, my doctor convinced me that I needed to do something about my increasing weight. He showed me a history of my weight gain over the last several years, documented each year at my annual checkup. That November, I bent the scale at 231 pounds in the doctor’s office. Each year for over a decade, I’d managed to add a few pounds to that number. Though I’ve been able to maintain an aviation physical and continued to fly, I was concerned about my blood pressure and cholesterol, was taking a daily BP control med, and a prescribed statin for cholesterol reduction. Continue reading

But I Digress – Social Media

Fargo, North Dakota.

On this Monochrome Monday, I thought I would share my social media connections with you. Each week I feature a different theme and once a day I post an image to my social media accounts. Most are images from my gallery, not all of them were published here on Journeys with Johnbo. This week’s theme is #SteamIsKing and features both fixed and mobile steam engines captured on my travels.  Continue reading

But I Digress – Looking Back at 2016 and Cellpic Sunday

Linnean House.

At the start of a new year, it’s fun to look back at all the photos that were published here at Journeys with an eye toward sharing my favorite images. Obviously it is a matter of opinion as to the quality of these images, but for whatever reason, I’ve picked these images to share. Continue reading

But I Digress… Leeo the WiFi Lion

leeo-2Fargo, North Dakota.

Yes, this looks like a strange and extra large night light. The holes might give you the impression it’s a bluetooth speaker, but those holes are the devices “ears”, not its “mouth.” But I digress… what is an article about this device doing in my travel and photo blog? Because I travel a lot, and spend almost half a year away from our home in Fargo, I am always looking for devices that keep an eye (or an ear) on our home while we are away. Continue reading

But I Digress… An Anniversary and a Preview

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View of Canyon de Chelly along the southern route.


Buckeye, Arizona.

Today’s digression is written to note the third anniversary of Journeys with Johnbo. A couple of days ago, I got a note from WordPress that my account was opened on March 16, 2013. It took me two days to learn enough about WordPress to put together my first blog post and for the first time, click on the “Publish” button. Continue reading