I love the comforts of home, planted into my Lazy-Boy, stretched out on my couch, or strolling around my beach town community of Ocean Beach, CA, But at the same time, I feel more alive and somehow pleasantly at home when I am thousands of miles away, trampling over cobblestone streets, and when I am surrounded by unfamiliar places, faces, languages, foods, and sights. There’s a wanderlust that builds up inside of me, tugging me away from the familiar, and then begging me to stay. I find pure joy and happiness as I find myself strolling down dimly-lit, narrow streets, […]
When the sun is going down and the lights begin to come on is one of my favorite parts of the evening. From the golden hour hits until half an hour or so past sunset is such a beautiful time of the day. There’s always something to capture around OB.
It doesn’t matter how many beautiful places I’ve seen, and how many places I’ve been. When all is said and done, Cave Creek, Arizona is still one of the coolest places there is. Yes, the place has grown tremendously from the time I lived there during the late 80’s and throughout the 90’s. Yes, some of the old stomping grounds have been bull-dozed over to make room for fancier condos, commercial buildings, and stuff I would say is built for the sole reason of satisfying the yuppy. But beyond the growth and the influx of yuppiness, the beauty, small-town delights and warm […]
It’s all about finding projects, passions, labors of love, and things you enjoy in life. As I mentioned previously, I recently bought a new camera, which has helped fuel my passion for taking photos again. When I was younger, I always used to have my camera with me, and I even used it to make some pretty good money for awhile. But somehow, somewhere along the way, I let that passion turn to ash, instead of letting it continue to burn. Now that I’ve found this great sense of enjoyment again, I’ve started a new project called ‘Picture This Lyric,’ […]
It was quite the week in American news and politics. If you turn on the television or simply decide to open up the internet, you would immediately think that the world is crumbling all at once. There’s violence, hatred, back and forth shouting, and blowhards on both sides, whatever that means, bickering at each other. There’s love vs hate. Hate vs love. Opinion vs Opinion. Quite simply, things have just gotten completely out of control. So, instead of spending a pleasant evening reading about or listening to people tell me about everything that is bringing a major suck to my […]
It’s not everyday that you get to visit Paradise! Fortunately, on a recent trip to Seattle, and then south to Mt. Rainier National Park, I did get to visit Paradise. Located just about two-and-a-half hours to the southeast of The Emerald City, nestled right at the base of the 14,411 majestic peak of Mt. Rainier is this stunning area, aptly named ‘Paradise.’ From what I was able to see during a half a day visit to this area of the park, from what I can tell, there was nothing more than a lodge, a visitor center, and then a stunningly […]
I finally purchased a Canon D70 last week and this was my first opportunity to take it down to the OB Farmer’s Market. So many interesting people walking around makes this a dream for capturing some candid shots of people. For a moment, it’s like catching a glimpse into someone else’s world. I can’t wait to get more used to this new toy and capture photos of the world I live in!
I am not going to pretend that I know exactly what others are going through when they experience the loss of a loved one, just as others have no idea exactly what I have been going through. In that case, I cannot pretend that I know something that I do not know. All I can do is tell my story, share my thoughts and give some insight into my current life and how I am dealing with my new reality. Missing My Daily Phone Calls My days driving home from work are no longer very enjoyable, whereas just a few […]