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Every Now and Then

nostalgia /näˈstaljə/ (noun) a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. Dave Chambers, now and then. Every now and then, you find yourself looking back. Looking back on life in “the good ol’ days”. The fun, the laughs, the adventures, the carefree days [...]


How Did They Do That?

My favorite artists are the ones that make me stop and wonder “How did they do that?”. How did a 21-year-old Bob Dylan write “Blowin’ in the Wind”? How did Robert Towne write the screenplay for “Chinatown”? How did Harper Lee write “To Kill a Mockingbird”? Some things are just impossibly perfect. Modern Art, also [...]


Pitcher’s Best Friend

Delaware High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame inductee Paul Loder in 2009   When I was a photojournalist, I went on thousands of photo assignments during my ten-year stint working for the Delaware State News. Some shoots were routine, some were boring, some were great and some were exciting. And one of [...]


Nicholas, Nichols and Nicholson

When I was in college I made one friend. One. College is the time to meet lots of new people, have lots of new experiences and learn lots of new things. Just not in my case. College was nothing like high school. In high school, I had a group of funny friends, the prettiest girlfriend [...]


The Cool Wave

A cool wave, also known as a cold spell or a cold wave, is a weather phenomenon where the air cools and temperatures drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit for a long period of time.   44th President of the United States Barack Obama waves to yours truly as I take his picture in January 2009 [...]


The Best of Luck

Dave Chambers during his graduation from the University of Delaware in the early 1990s In 1985, I threw a few Hail Mary passes. I was a senior in high school and had decided to go to college. I had taken my SATs only once (a dumb move – you should always take it [...]


The Untold Legend of the Floatbusters

From left, Dave Chambers, Vince Davis, Adam Gelof, Matt Varanko, Donnie Blow and John Bialecki in October 1984 I’ve been asked many questions in my life. Questions like “What is your problem?”, “What the h*ll is wrong with you?", "Where do you get off?” and my personal favorite “Do you really think this [...]


Jackpot at the End of the Trail

From left: Donnie Blow, Dave Chambers, Paul Cowan and Ben Mace – Summer 1988 Summer 1988. Four 21-year old boys from Smyrna, Delaware attempt the ridiculous. Donnie Blow, Dave Chambers, Paul Cowan, and Ben Mace plan to spend a weekend hiking a stretch of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail before starting their final [...]


“These Damn Toupee Moustaches!”

Dave Chambers as Snidley Backlash – March 1981 Zounds! In early 1981, I was a dastardly thirteen-year-old intergalactic villain who spent his afternoons in the 25th Century rehearsing how to be evil. True story. As an eight-grader at Smyrna Middle School that year, I was a member of the repertory cast of “The [...]

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