February 27, 2012

Same name different guy

I didn't think this was how I was going to get back into posting on my blog but it is interesting.  After getting some odd emails of support for my 1st amendment rights and some other emails calling for my head, none of which I understood, there was the answer... an email from Mark Byron.  No, not me but another photographer of the same name living in Cincinnati.  After a quick google search there it was: "Mark Byron of Cincinnati gets choice of jail or Facebook apology".

According to the web, during a not so nice divorce he posted something on facebook.  This got him in court for violating a protection order where he was given the choice of jail or posting an apology.  He opted for the apology, like most of us would, and now its a national 1st amendment issue.

So, that's the back story.

I had just missed a call from Mark, so when I called him back we of course did the "Hello Mark Byron, this is Mark Byron".   We both thought it was funny talking to another photographer with the same name.  We have never spoken before but he wanted to see how I was fairing now that this has gone national.   We didn't speak long but we may actually meet up while he's in the big apple doing a talk show!  Imagine that!  Now all we need to do is invite that singer from youtube and we will be all set:)