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Get More from Your Commute

Our commutes don’t have to be dead time. Who doesn’t have a commute any more?  Mine is relatively short now.  Less than 30 minutes, actually.  But, when I lived in Chicago, it was at least an hour each direction, whether I was behind the wheel driving or riding on a train or bus.  I used […]

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season started on Monday, June First. Are you ready? Here in Texas, hurricane season is kind of a big deal.  Or, at least, it is to this kid from the Heartland.  Of course, most of the time, we have plenty of time to prepare because you see these things coming from a long, long […]

Photography Link Grab Bag

Since I start my new day job this coming Monday, I’m slacking a little and just sharing some kind of random links about basic photographic technique. One of the things you see a lot of photographers do, especially if they want to “go pro” and shoot portraits, is something called “seamless paper”.  Basically, it’s a […]

Portrait Cropping Guide

More photography links this month. I started this blog, and this entire website, to highlight things I enjoy, things that give me life. I meant that to be writing and photography, and maybe a little spirituality lightly sprinkled through all that.  But, I have to admit, lately, there hasn’t been a lot of time or […]

Guess Who’s Coming To Town?

No, not Santa. Well, I suppose Santa is coming to town, soon enough, but I’m talking about something else entirely. No, I’m talking about your favorite bands.  This past weekend, my girl and I went to see one of her favorite musical acts, who were playing at a real, Texas dance all over in Winnie, […]

Another Birthday

So, today marks another lap around the Sun for me. Honestly, I don’t hang a lot on birthdays, especially my own.  I mean, for the most part, they’re just another day.  Another marker of many in my life and, frankly, a rather arbitrary one at that.  I’m more impressed with the fact that I’ve paid […]

Historic Houston

It should be no surprise to the few, brave souls who still come and read this blog that I’m just a little obsessed with photography. As I’m sure people have guessed, I’m not from here.  Here, of course, being Houston, Texas.  I moved here back in ’98 and, well, just stayed.  In fact, I like […]

Nerdy Day Trips

Time to get out into the server room with the big, blue ceiling! Spring is springing in my part of the world.  Flowers are in bloom and the weather is quite mellow and pleasant.  And, of course, I spend most of my week trapped in a server room. But, I don’t want to take a […]


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