march 13, 2014

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Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed,
quirky, weird, beautiful and magical person that you are.

~ Mandy Hale

driving in circles
driving in circles

Combing through photos last night as I searched for Birdie, I looked through all of the DC shots, of course, because that’s where the NDNP awardee meeting is held. On my last night in DC I took a long walk alone from the restaurant on Capital Hill to my hotel across from Union Station. The lights along the way were so bright that I could shoot without need of a tripod. That’s some serious artificial light, and funky reflections in the lens. Enjoy!

september 24, 2012

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If you don’t believe in miracles, perhaps you’ve forgotten you are one.” ~Paul Chucks

from the other side of the street (snapseed)

I saw Rick Hayes from the other side of the street. He was so much smaller, and older. It’s been 15 years since we last shared a holiday meal: a tradition our families observed since we were children. Seven years my senior, he doted on me like a brother would, and made me laugh until my belly hurt. Ricky=laughter. Period. Six weeks ago he nearly died. A systemic blood infection detected only when the strokes began. This is my 5th and final year in D.C. for business. Shamefully, it is the only time I’ve seen Ricky, a 20 year D.C. resident. My excuse? Too busy, and with too many people. The lesson: it doesn’t matter how busy you are or how many people you have to blow off, if you have a chance to see someone you love, someone who’s like family, you take it. The rest of ’em can get over it or piss off. The word ‘thankful’ doesn’t suffice for this extra chance I’ve been given to see my long lost brother from another mother. Here’s hoping it’s not the last.

once an actor, always an actor (instagram)