a personal perspective on an iconic legend

Sidney Poitier was the most iconic Black actor for almost three-quarters of a century. We could always look to this larger-than-life figure and imagine what life could be like for African Americans both on and off-screen. As a boy growing up in the…

I recovered from COVID-19 over a year ago — or did I?

My COVID experience was a family affair. I, my wife, and two grown children went through COVID in November of 2020. Of the four of us, my symptoms were less severe. If I did not know about COVID…

during the pandemic, I turned my attention to our avian neighbors

I’ve been taking photographs of Colorado birds for a few years and I’ve run into a sort of cul-de-sac as far as the frequency of finding and photographing new birds species. So when I do find new species to…

you can ensure your personal information is safe by implementing a few easy measures.

Consumers are poised to set record spending this holiday season. Consumer spending is over 70% of the total market, and a large portion of that happens in November and December. Nearly 80% of all consumers plan…

Armed insurrection, a war against the Klan, martial law enacted in an American town, Governor impeachment, a multimillion-dollar corporation built on free labor, a paternalistic slave owner, and the resilience of a former slave and first Black Deputy in the middle of all this.

My name is Thomas Holt Russell…

Let's be honest — these restrictions can easily be overcome.

Restrictive voting laws have been in the news a lot the past few years. Groups are up in arms over the Republicans' attempt to stay in power by making the act of voting more difficult for the people that vote…

The Immersive Van Gogh art show is a great way to display the master's work.

It was in May when I first noticed the advertisement for the Van Gogh Immersive experience. I did not know much about the event. Still, after visiting the Website and watching the ad, and watching…

Thomas Holt Russell

Humanist, educator, writer, photographer, and modern-day Luddite. http://thomasholtrussell.zenfolio.com/ My writing is a living organism.

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