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I went out looking for light bubbles ON PURPOSE this afternoon.  I knew precisely where to find them.  They always dance in the palms when the setting sun plays with them late in the afternoon.  If you listen carefully, you can hear them singing.  I also found the large family of mosquitoes who live under the palms.  UGH.  These leaves were swaying gracefully in the breeze the way they always do.  They look… Read More

I follow several photographers who participate in the 365 Day photo project.  They post remarkable images.  Sometimes, they post photographs that aren’t just technically great or clever or dramatic.  These are the photographs that I remember.  One man posted a photograph of his sleeping daughter.  That touched me because he was secure enough to do it.  He undoubtedly knew that nobody cares about photographs of our sleeping children.  We adore them, but… Read More

Memories are composed of small details.  I understood that after Pops died.  As I looked through photographs that I had carelessly snapped of his feet or hands or shoes, I realized that those kinds of details are the ones that make a person unique.  Portraits are nice, but what we really remember about a person is the way he holds his hands or wears his boots even after they are worn out…. Read More

I can’t save money.  I can’t even save half a slice of my favorite pie for the next day’s treat.  I live in the moment, I think.  I am self-indulgent and a real spendthrift.   Be careful what you casually admire in my house.  You’re likely to walk away with it regardless of whether you wanted it.  Worse yet is the inability to purchase a present for Christmas (or for any other… Read More

Refrigerator Gallery

Whattayado with photo cards? Somehow, I suspect that really sophisticated people don’t stick them to the fridge. I love photos. I dislike photos on the fridge, and I dislike photos of photos on the fridge even more. What I can’t figure out is what to do with the photos that end up on the fridge! Hmmm….