It has become rather cumbersome to maintain a dozen or more sites around this internet highway. Between FB, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and an assortment of equally significant or lesser sites, the burden of maintaining the ever present redundancy, as we courageously engineer our American dream, has become too much. I think we have more important things to do, don't you think? We think so. That's not to say that we don't value our time together with you, we certainly do. We're just changing the venue.

We'll keep the personal FB pages, I suspect, but all the rest will disappear over time. Slowly, this page and a few other business related pages will be the focus of our attention. You will notice the other pages of note just below this post section.

Anyway, welcome, and please do visit as often as you can. Plenty will be happening in the coming days, months and years.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." Thoreau

Live and Love the Journey of Life. Have a Happy New Year Everyone. John & Lisa

Happy New Year from That Nutty Redhead

That Nutty Redhead is #funded on #kickstarter, in fact it went over goal by $745.00!!!!! That will be put towards saving for a 2nd nut glazing machine. A tremendous heartfelt ~ THANK YOU ~ to each one of you that pledged money to the project, YOU have given me the gift of a bright future!!!! I also thank everyone who shared the project link. Wishing you ALL a safe, healthy, Happy New Year!!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Final Hours

** WRAPPING IT UP *** In about 20 hours Lisa & I will be finished with the Kickstarter pledging. If anyone missed it you can still add to my hoped for "Stretch Goals." They're for another "Tin Man" nut machine, and a few more trays to keep up with demand. For those who didn't want to go through the internet, We will gratefully accept a check or money order. Several people have gone that route. We will still honor the reward platforms for you. Plus all backers get 10% off future orders. Message me for details. THANK YOU**THANK YOU** THANK YOU**
That Nutty Redhead Campaign

Friday, December 26, 2014

Rounding the Turn!

Major advances today on the That Nutty Redhead front. She's only a little more than $800 away from her goal. Make it so #1!!!

Remember, 10% off all future orders to those that pledge, plus your reward.

Help Lisa realize her dream. Thanks so much.

That Nutty Redhead

All Things Victorian - 002 - Victorian Fashions

Welcome to the revised, upgraded version of our award winning program, All Things Victorian w/Victoriana Lady Lisa. We'll continue with Show #2 - Victorian Fashions. We do hope that you will like this version as much as you did the original.

Our sincerest thanks to Cape Ann TV for all their support. Sponsored by That Nutty Redhead. And coming to your town soon...

All Things Victorian - 001 - A Victorian Overview

Welcome to the revised, upgraded version of our award winning program, All Things Victorian w/Victoriana Lady Lisa, starting with, of course, Show #1 - A Victorian Overview. We do hope that you will like this version as much as you did the original.

Our sincerest thanks to Cape Ann TV for all their support. Sponsored by That Nutty Redhead. And coming to your town soon...

Monday, December 22, 2014

New York, New York

Here's an oldie but goodie. It's a piece that I shot in Old Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New York. Many of my ancestors are interred in this cemetery. It's the cemetery that aroused my passion in photography; especially, cemetery photography. With about 3 million burials, it has the largest number of interments of any cemetery in the United States; it is also one of the oldest cemeteries in the United States.
It's quite a place, and should you ever have the opportunity to visit it, take it and have a great time.

All Things Victorian Update

It was a productive day in the studios of Cape Ann TV today. I completed the rebuilding of Show #1 - Victorian Overview. 
I reviewed Show #2 - Victorian Fashions. This one should be done.
I then worked on Show #10 - Victorian Baking - and I suspect it will be a better program. I'll review it tomorrow just to make sure.

The whole point of this is that I'm preparing them for upload to MassAccess. At MassAccess, stations from around the Commonwealth will be able to upload All Things Victorian into their system for airing. We think that considering our First Place Award, stations will be more than happy to add ATV to their respective schedules. I'll spend a fair part of the coming year making sure that this happens.

Then we'll go National!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Followers Wanted

You can now join Lisa and Yours Truly on our adventures. Just scroll down the right side until you come to a gadget called Passionates. Click on the Follow this Blog button. It will be a journey you surely will not want to miss. Welcome. 

With Old Friends

I've stopped by this place several times over the past years. It's Milford Cemetery, Milford, Pennsylvania. It's a multi-level terrain with a whole lot of character if you're will to root it out. It's also one of my few black & white pieces. I'm doing more in B&W now, because, sometimes it just works better for me.

Last 10 Days! It can be done!

It can be done! 10 days remaining in my Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for new That Nutty Redhead packaging. I only need $1347 to accomplish my goal. Please help it be realized. Every pledge counts. So many thanks to all who have supported me in this campaign. You will not soon be forgotten. To those that pledged in the first campaign, and have yet to re-pledge in this one, please do so at you earliest convenience. I know you will.

That Nutty Redhead's New Packaging

P.S. Some new and exciting news coming soon, so stay tune.

CAFM's Winter Solstice Event

We had a fine, and successful, time at the Cape Ann Winter Solstice Market yesterday. It's our last market of the year, with not another until March. It was great to see everyone this one last time in 2014. Now to focus on the packaging and recruiting merchants.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dove Descending

One final piece for this evening. Dove Descending was captured in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery, Rochester, NY. My daughter attended Rochester Institute of Technology, so the time spent visiting afforded me the opportunity of tripping though the local cemeteries.

A Sunday Demo

That Nutty Redhead has a demo, tomorrow, at Prime Meats and Provisions in Beverly, Ma., from 3-7pm.

Restocks :)

We restocked the following with That Nutty Redhead Gourmet Nuts and Fudge:

Willow Rest - Gloucester, Ma.
Pickle Pot - Pickering Wharf, Salem, Ma.
Wolf Meadow Farm - Amesbury, Ma.

Go and get'm folks.

Godzilla and Glasses

I'll occasionally come across a burial site adorned with the memorabilia of a life. They speak volumes. This capture is from Calvary Cemetery, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Our Ebay

Feel free to stop by our ebay store at
From time to time we'll post a specific item.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

All Things Victorian update

The progress continues...

I transferred the two HD Treasures shows that we recorded, here at home, last week. If you remember, they revolve around a Victorian clothing and accessories donation given Lisa by a good friend and fan.
I'm almost done rebuilding program #1 - A Victorian Overview. It had been accidentally damaged, but reparable, and then I decided to apply what I have learned this past year to the original footage. It's coming along just fine. I do hope to complete it by Monday.

All the shows will be uploaded to Mass Access, for Ma. stations to review and add to their play list. We can't wait for that.

Finally, if there's any interest in underwriting All Things Victorian, please let us know. Thanks.

New Fans on Kickstarter

We just received the following message at our That Nutty Redhead Kickstarter campaign page.
Hi Lisa,
We just pledged $25 to "That Nutty Redhead."
Susan & I absolutely adore "All Things Victorian", and this is our small way of saying thank you!
Maybe we could carry your book "International Steampunk Fashions" in our small boutique here in Boise, Idaho in the future (and some nuts too!). We are the only shop providing steampunk/neo-victorian fashion & accessories in the area. See where we often post links to your show.
We wish you much success in all your endeavors and Happy Holidays!
Mike & Susan
Thank you so much Mike and Susan. I'm sure that we'll be doing business down the road.
We would like to continue to do business with everyone, so please do make your pledge soon. There are only 12 days to go. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Orders w/That Nutty Redhead

Now is the time to place your, gluten free, 'nutty' order with That Nutty Redhead. You can do it through our That Nutty Redhead website at That Nutty Redhead, or, for local Cape Ann orders you can email Lisa at, or call her at 978-412-5662. Either way, place your nut and/or fudge order as early as possible. There's a quick turnaround right now. So many thanks and Happy Holiday.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Things to Do Tomorrow

I have more editing on All Things Victorian. I actually have to upload to Final Cut the recent Treasures show recorded this past week. I also have to complete the repair work on the 1st show from All Things Victorian. Lisa and I have some Nut/Fudge deliveries to make. And, of course, there are the orders that have to be mailed out.
Today, we picked up another fabulous donation. I'm thinking that there's another show in this collection.

Recently I was contacted by my publisher regarding a Civil War letters book that I had created. I must finish it.

Samuel, Alone and Blue

Another of local interest as it was captured in the Cove Hill/Lanesville Cemetery, Gloucester, Massachusetts. For me, the interest lay in the layered lighting. It's actually a great little cemetery hidden at the backend of a short road behind houses along the Atlantic Ocean.

Rizla II

Of local interest, but I like the still-life quality of the piece.
Nothing fancy.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

That Nutty Redhead @ the Essex Farmers Market Holiday Festival

We had a very nice time at the Essex Farmers Market Holiday Festival held at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in, where else, Essex. We had quite a crowd for the 4 hours the market was open. Thanks to Alison and Hunter for inviting That Nutty Redhead. And it was great to once again see some of the merchants we've come to know working the various farmers markets this past summer. 
The following photos are from todays market. Some by me, and others by Lisa. Oh, the snowfall was delicate and lovely. Just enough to be beautifully nostalgic effect on me, made all the better by the rustic construct of the shipyards buildings.
See U next Saturday at the Cape Ann Farmers Market Holiday Festival :)

P.S. the fudge flew off the table. Winners both.

 That Nutty Redhead

 Deb from Batter Up bakery on the left / Anne and Debbie from Fudge Everything on the right

Friday, December 12, 2014

Farewell Dear Friend

If I may say so myself, another fine composition from the good old days. Farewell Dear Friend was captured with my, now retired, Olympus point & shoot in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. It's brimming with emotion; and I should like to think, typical of my body of work. Thanks for looking.

Treasures Pt. 1

Lisa and I had a great time yesterday filming the first, of what we hope to be many, TREASURES programs for All Things Victorian. And it goes something like this...
Lisa received an email from a good friend and fan, Kim Sliney, alerting Lisa that she (Kim) had a stack of Victorian & Edwardian clothing that she would like to give Lisa. Finally, last Sunday a hole appeared in our schedule, and we thought that it might be just the time for a short ride to Belmont to meet with Kim, and to pick up the precious goods. We were not disappointed. We were so pleased that we thought it might make for a very interesting program, or two, if we were to open the boxes for the viewers, then permitting Lisa to do what she does best, describe each article as it appeared.
It was a smashing success, we thought. I set a high back chair by the fireplace and threw a log on. Lisa brought in a cup of tea, and I let the cameras roll.
I'll work on the two shows this week, so I do hope to have them on air shortly. You won't be disappointed.

P.S. We just received a call from another Lady that wants to donate her family collection to Lisa. We're going over to take a gander this Sunday. 

P.S. P.S. Keep'm coming!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

That Nutty Redhead Update!

From Lisa - TRUTH TIME- GETTING REAL ***$2,162.00. *** That's all I need to hit my goal on Kickstarter and seal my future. I've overcome child abuse, domestic abuse, and a myriad of other major obstacles in my life. This is my second chance, and I'm grateful for the opportunity. I strive to be better, not bitter. PLEASE do whatever you can to pledge to my project and help me be victorious, I only have 19 days. I need you now more than ever, friends. You will get products in exchange for your money, all amounts are welcome, & when many give, it adds up fast! It's a delicious/nutritious Gluten free snack, we need more real, not fake, foods on our store shelves! Thank you to those who have already helped. Remember, some day you may need help and I'll be there for you. Please share this...thank you.

A Sled Riding We Will Go

If there's a photo that delivers me to the doorstep of my youth, it would be this one. The merry winters of days gone by were actually fun. As the maintenance men shoveled out the schools of my youth, I went sled riding down a rather long and adventurous hill by the Whitestone Bridge. Sledder beware was the word on the street, as it ended at the waters edge. Thankfully, I never combined sled riding with snorkeling. 
There was also a fine piece of real estate on 21st Ave. and 149th Street. It was short and sweet and steep! And close enough to home for lunch and a little TV.

Central Cemetery, Beverly, Massachusetts

Essex Holiday Festival - this Saturday

Join us at the Essex Holiday Festival this Saturday, December 13th, at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum from 11-3pm. We'll have our specialty Nuts and Fudge and Nutty Redhead :)

All Things Victorian - 011 - Steampunk w/Bruce Rosenbaum (Modvic)

Welcome to the World of Steampunk; Bruce Rosenbaum's World called Modvic. It's currently airing on Cape Ann TV and B.I.G. in Brookline, both in Massachusetts. Many more stations will be added shortly.

(above link takes you to the show)