january 10, 2012

“A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial appearance of being RIGHT.” ~ Thomas Payne Not the best but, it’s all I’ve got for today. And I’m reminded to polish the kettle. <sigh>

january 9, 2012

“March on!  Take no prisoners!” Gordon Hogg Late last night I received an email from my friend, Gordon. For my birthday he usually sends historical front pages from the New York Times for January 8. This year he sent an article about composer, Roger Sessions. It talked about a concerto Sessions had written in the 1940’s which he’d been asked to rewrite, yet refused to do.  Gordon prefaced his emailed article with the words below. It

january 8, 2012

Look at the beauty today gave me! peace for my 47th year (Hipstamatic) I had one of the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a year and, as soon as I opened my eyes, I started to count my blessings. My sweet, devoted parents: they are two of the most loyal, humble, and forthright people God ever made. How did I get so lucky? I have the most incredible circle

january 7, 2012

What an absolutely wonderful birthday eve. Last night was spent with friends, old and new, bar hopping around Lexington to hear some fantastic music that’s coming out of here again; Coralee and the Townies, Paul Kopasz, and Warren Byrom and the Canelands. I saw many friends while I was out, some I hadn’t seen in over 25 years! This reminds me of just how many new, and already very significant,

january 6, 2012

“You will never leave where you are until you decide where you’d rather be.” The Daily Buddha Today has been interesting indeed. It started with another great post from Lori-Lyn; “The first two, or six, or ten people you see every day are yours to love. When you gaze at them, gaze with love. Open at your heart and send waves of compassion to envelope them.” But the Daily Buddha’s quote

january 5, 2012

Busy, busy, busy day but a very good one! I was just gonna give you Crystal Heis, an old friend who also happens to be a co-worker for now. She’s a great friend, an excellent photographer, my digital tech guru…and my half brain (and I am her’s so, it works out!). It gets a little weird when we finish each other’s sentences but it makes us laugh a lot and confuses

january 4, 2012

“Whatever it is you want…Live it [life] as if it has already happened…and then it does.” ~Deb Chenault Today brought several bits of inspiration, like the brilliant opening quote from my pal, Deb. Then, there was the inkdye for photo printing that can be used on textiles from Lumi, and a reminder that Walker Evans is one of my favorite photographers. Lest we forget the Impossible Project, in particular their Polaroid Classic

january 2, 2012

Today I got turned on to a few new things. The first was an exquisite body of work titled A Lonesome Sound by photographer Lisa Elmeleh. These tintype photographs are exactly the kind of traditional photographic processing that I both love and am excited to see reemerge in the digital world. Soon after this visual discovery, I was turned on to Lexington’s Warren Byrom and The Caneland’s latest: The Fabled Canelands.

january 1, 2012

2012: the year of peace, love, happiness, compassion, and creativity Happy New Year! May the year bring each of us peace for ourselves and our world, love, happiness, compassion, and all the creativity God and the universe will allow. Here’s my first offering for my journey back home. Blessings and Namaste, my friends.