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Writing Habit Help

I wish I hadn’t gotten out of the habit of writing every day. But, well, life happened. I got a job which became a career which quickly became a life that included responsibilities like car payments and mortgage payments and health insurance. Not to mention a wife and kid, followed by a divorce, health problems […]

Finding New Things To Photograph

I write a lot about photography here, which is a little like dancing about architecture. I’ve kind of lost my way with photography subjects. I’m too busy to do some of the things I used to do, like wander the streets aimlessly during festivals and just go hang out in Galveston on a cloudy day.  […]

The Art of Portrait Photography

I’m obsessed with photography lately, mainly because I feel so stymied by it. It used to flow so much easier for me.  I had even gotten to the point that I could go a shoot anonymous portraits on the street or at a fair or carnival and be comfortable doing that.  But, lately, it’s been […]

Goals and Projects

It’s been a long time since I face the blank page, or screen, every day. Once upon a time, I wrote every day.  For those of you who know me well, you know that was over at my other blog, Diary of a Network Geek.  And you know it was before I had cancer. I […]

Color Scheme Designer

I am not a designer. This may be painfully evident from the look and feel of this website, which, I did not code myself.  It is a WordPress-based website which, at best, I have “themed” myself, but with lots of help from code “borrowed” via Google and other sources.  In fact, there are so many […]

Over Wrought

How much time do you suppose Henry Darger spent world-building before he started writing? I read a post on someone else’s blog recently titled Forget Self-Improvement. It was interesting, in that it suggested that the reason we don’t do things, or follow through on some things, is because we want the end results without doing […]

Beating Creative Block

Hey, I’m working on it! No, seriously, I am. Recently, I read the simplest and most straight-forward cure for writer’s block in a post on Seth Godin’s blog titled Talker’s Block.  In a nutshell, he says that the cure for writer’s block is to write.  To write every day.  To write badly.  To write when […]

Professional vs. Regular

What makes something “professional”? I refer to myself as an amateur photographer. I have a good, but more economically priced, digital SLR and I often use fully manual settings. I enjoy photography, but it’s probably not ever going to be my bread and butter. I’m okay with that, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t […]


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