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Living happily ever after still means you have to clean house and do the dishes

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… my life in words and pictures. Okay, mainly pictures …

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Routine Maintenance

I have a suspicion that like myself, many rangefinder-style camera users also harbor an affinity for leather journals and fountain pens. [2 pictures]

Connections and Degrees of Separation

You may have heard of the idea that all the people on Earth are six or fewer steps away from each other in a human chain of contacts. The “Six degrees of separation” theory, In June this year, I discovered I was three steps away from Che Guevara. [3 pictures]

Back of the Nave – St. Paul’s, Clinton

Saturday I attended a Christian Formation meeting at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Clinton. [6 pictures]

The Power of Mnemonics

A friend posted a mnemonic on Facebook for the sequence of the royal houses of England in chronological order. It reminded me of one my uncle taught me, which in turn reminded me of a couple I learned at school. [2 pictures]

Circles

Inner circle, outer circle, circle of friends, circle of trust, running in circles, circles … everywhere.

Late Arrivals

This photograph is begging to have its story told. Which is appropriate given the name of the venue – Storybook Barn. I wonder what the story might be?

Sprinky — Variations

Sprinky lying on the kitchen table – five treatments of the same picture. [5 pictures]

Cross

The latest of Jim’s Cross inspired artworks. It’s an interesting departure from his usual flower and tree inspired forms.

How did we get here, and where are we headed?

In 2010 we went from car camping to hiking and backpacking in six months. I reflect on what instigated that change, and how we are going to keep on getting out. [8 pictures]

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Backpacking Trip

Our plans for viewing the eclipse were to go backpacking and watch the eclipse from the Mark Twain National Forest [17 pictures]

Exit planning

Tonight I went on Facebook and asked my family to think about my end of life plans – specifically what to do with all my personal effects.

Family Barbeque

Blended families produce large extended families. And that’s great! Today we were gathered for a barbeque for Mikki and Kyoka who arrived early this morning from Japan. There was lots of good food and company. And, lots of corn –… Continue Reading →

Forty Feet of Blue

Work on Ginger’s display shelving is finished. That’s a lot of blue glass! [4 pictures]

My Weekend – Forty Feet of Shelving

I have my office, Ginger has her studio and my former office space. The office space has been due for remodeling for a long time. My first job has been to install forty feet of shelving to provide a home… Continue Reading →

I’ve been Busy in the Workshop

I’ve been kept busy with a couple of projects in the workshop this week [4 pictures.]

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2

Old Self: Portrait of the Artist as He Will (Not) Be. Variation #2. Artist: Evan Penny. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. [3 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (Color)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (color) [4 pictures]

Crystal Bridges Museum Architecture (black and white)

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Museum Architecture (black and white) [6 pictures]

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