Bring a little smile (or a big one). Spring 2021. Renewal and return.
I’ve been reading (and looking) at a lot of books and pictures lately. I was inspired to go out with nothing but prime lenses and just take pictures of what’s around me. Sooner or later this pandemic will be under control and life will be back to some sort of normalcy. I am struck by… Continue reading Saturday Prime
After listening to Carter Rubin sing Lauren Daigle’s great song, “You Say”, there is nothing that I can say that can be more eloquent than the words in the song. All of us, in our lives, will experience loss; we will hurt. We will have our triumphs. And we will experience happiness. Today is Christmas… Continue reading A Christmas Message
It’s been a while since my last post. Between work, training, and the busy hum of life in suburbia, I haven’t had much of a chance to post something. There’s also the problem with having a little bit of writers’ block. Weekends are filled with picture taking and cleaning up the house, a little bit. … Continue reading Before the Noon Rush
Photography is not merely the process of capturing an image. It’s not just looking at the world, looking at the things that are beautiful. It’s not finding cruelty or kindness, nor is it just looking for excitement, nor is it documenting the commonplace and the mundane. Photography is looking at the world and finding in… Continue reading When There is Joy
One look says it all. To all the mothers in the world. May there be peace and love in your heart always. A love that knows no boundaries, in this life and the next.
After years of not paying attention to my record player (and the old LP recordings), a sense of nostalgia filled my life as 2018 was coming to a close. It was not a very good year for me, but I am not going to say that I had nothing to be thankful for. There are… Continue reading The Return
When I think about the things that happened this year, I want to go to a dark room and make everything go away. And just like the college campuses around the United States that deem it necessary to isolate people supposedly investing their time to learn new things, experience a world outside of what they… Continue reading Ruminations at Christmastime
Make someone happy. Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life. In our day to day lives, we are bombarded with messages, overt and subliminal, about the importance of being happy. Live your life to maximize your happy moments. Sounds great, doesn’t it? And yet. In the height of happiness, everything seems possible. The world… Continue reading Joy
For people who love musicals, the hashtag above will be familiar. It is so fitting that at the moment of great loss, I found meaning in music. My first distinct memory of my mother was watching “The Sound of Music” so many years ago. When I posted the last entry on this blog, I was… Continue reading #youwillbefound
New Mexico was, to me, one of those states on the southern border, somewhere between Texas and California. At least until a chance visit to Santa Fe. The air fare was low and the accomodations was free, so what the heck, why not. When I got there, I could not believe how beautiful the city… Continue reading The Window to Miracles
For many, today is a special day. A day to be with family. To share stories. To laugh, to eat, to be merry. And that is all good. To those who follow Christ, this is the day when God fulfilled his promise and gave us His Son. Announced by angels, the child of God came… Continue reading A Christmas Message