noel baebler


"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way." Mark Twain


Born in Wisconsin. Grew up in Redwood City, California. Studied history at San Francisco State. Hitchhiked to Virginia in 1971. I'm a retired teacher and former joke writer for late comedians Rodney Dangerfield, Phyllis Diller, and Joan Rivers. With no formal art training, I walk about with camera, and encounter unexpected short-lived moments of surprise, nostalgia, contrast, coincidence, and irony. Lately, I've been shooting with an $11 digital camera that captures (by the nature of its $11 technology) very unphoto-like, impressionistic images.

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