I used to think being spontaneous implied not preparing or planing, just jumping into whatever it is you are trying to be spontaneous in without any forethought. And, sometimes that might work out wonderfully, but most of the time being spontaneous requires a lot of advance work. You have to be ready for the unexpected […]
I am not going to assume everyone knows the title for this post is from a Clash song The Magnificent Seven If you do not know the song, take a listen, I will wait….. It is time for me to become unstuck from the past. All too often people are trapped in their bubble or […]
Photos from Moffett Field, near San Jose. This structure was a big part of the the things I saw growing up in the Silicon Valley area. It was a 1930s era Hanger One, Moffett Field It was going to be torn down, but now will be restored (I think, you can look it up, my […]
I have tried writing this introduction sentence about ten times, but it ends up sounding too much like a line from a comedy act “Ever notice how….” or a self-help book “We would all be better off if …” I think this is better, you get to see how I fashion this stream of conscious […]
One of my favorite photography terms is Circles of Confusion the Wikipedia page I linked to will describe the various formulas used to calculate how the effect is created in photography, way better than I can. When my daughter was in 8th grade or so, she had a physics assignment and chose a pinhole camera […]
I was driving home from a non-photo related meeting and almost crashed into the car in front of me when I saw a zebra crossing guard like the ones they have in La Paz Bolivia, which I first heard about from the Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I had to quickly find a place […]
I imagine I am in some never-ending situation comedy, my character is the semi-eccentric artist type and flawed, but loving father who has crazy capers every day. Things do not always turn out as I would like, but they do always turn out as they should.
As I was walking home the other day I came across this puzzle at the 12th Ave. N-Judah stop (it is a streetcar if you do not know). I assume someone had thrown it away and the trash can was knocked over, but all of the pieces would not be there in the same place. […]
I did a search on how to write post titles that grab people’s attention. The site had a list of fill in the blank templates like — How To Seriously ____ That Drives ____, How To ____ in [#] easy steps, How To ____ in, etc. It was a long list. Now that I have […]
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes” My high school Literature teacher would be so happy I finally understand what Walt Whitman was saying, well not exactly, I mean I sort of understand it, but there are so many ways to read the quote. Now that I think of it I have no idea what the quote is about. Sorry Mr. Ellis, my Lit teacher Newbury Park High School, in some long distant faded memory.