Telling Stories

I’m working with a group of photography students on a ‘day in the life’ project for PBA. So this week I’ll use to get my thoughts in order and write down some of the things I’ve learned over almost two decades of Internet storytelling. Photography is almost 35. (Maybe I should be better at all…

How to See Things

In the last few months, I have been passed over for a job, totaled my car, been turned down for a loan, and – just last week – broke my foot. Those things kind of suck, right? But then, in those same few months, I learned we are having the baby we’ve wanted for such a long…

Picturing

I managed to break a bone in my foot last week, and now am looking forward to a few weeks of limited mobility. Thus, a lot of time on the couch, and plenty to wrap up my 2014 family photo album. I grew up on family photo albums and Life magazine, and have been making pictures…

How It Sounds

Gotta write something, and it’s Sunday morning… how about some technology discussion? People ask me about tech stuff pretty much all the time. I am responsible for Allison’s whole family switching over to Apple devices, and I sold a lot of Canon PowerShots back when people still used point and shoot cameras.  Even my parents…

2015

It seems like I’m reading more than ever, but then I wonder how much value learning “9 Things Incredibly Attractive People Do” really adds to my life. And then I keep tapping away at the glass and feeling like I’m not contributing anything to life. There’s more to all this than another scroll through my social…

Results May Vary

Goal: achieved. The duck shirt is back. Dunk tank results: 17.7% body fat, down from 18.5. 186.4 pounds, down from 190.6. That’s “optimum health”. The only benefit to be gained from losing more weight is “cosmetic”. Perfect. The last time I weighed this much I was training 15+ hours a week. Now it’s about three. I just eat less doughnuts,…

Me vs. the World

Don’t be tired in the morning. Don’t get angry around lunchtime. Hungry plus either makes it so easy to grab a doughnut (or two) and fast food. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep the diet consciousness in mind, especially in the middle of a rat race. Still winning, though. Keeping up the daily exercise regimen and seeing results. I even ran…

It Just Looks That Way

Nearly two weeks into Fitwit’s Fall Into Shape Challenge and things are just rolling along. Results of the dunk test convinced me that I am on a pretty good diet path, so instead of even more restrictions, my goal is to be a little more conscious and thoughtful than usual. Small changes add up over time.…

Nowhere to Go But Down

Last week I volunteered to fill a space on the (now) greatest of all Fitwit’s Fall into Shape Challenge teams. I had become quite used to eating cookies while watching TV since the Spring challenge ended, and was reluctant to deprive myself again. Then Gray’s team came up short, she said please, and I can’t resist a…