I jumped into photography the same way I jumped into countless other things: enthusiastic, certain, and ignorant. At that time, in the beginning, I hadn't the faintest idea of how a camera worked, much less the chemical science behind film or printing. I had Ansel Adams posters on my bedroom wall and a book titled … Continue reading Rel__s_.
Is it worth making peace with the unlived life, the road not taken?
A few notes from the road (metaphorically), while I’m traveling back to Memphis after a wholly enjoyable trip to move my daughter into her freshman dorm.
(Originally published a year ago, with the title, “Flight.”) When I was little, before my sister was born, I spent weeks each summer at the beach with my mother, building castles, looking for sand dollars, and chasing tiny crabs in the dark as they darted in and out of holes, trying to escape the beams … Continue reading Repeat.
As promised, a repost. I chose this one because I've just settled into bed in a hotel after a six hour trip that took 36 hours to complete (Including 12 hours enjoying the sights and scenes of IAH, terminal C, and an overnight stay at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, courtesy of United Airlines). When my … Continue reading Relate.
Short version, if you're pressed for time: Quit trying to shore up your weaknesses. Do what you're already good at doing, and build mutually-beneficial relationships with people who are good at doing complementary things.
Caring for one another, across generations and identities, is a human survival skill, an early evolutionary differentiator that is increasingly endangered by our allowing fear and doubt to cloud the path ahead.
Here's the big question: What things - realistic or abstract, visual or emotional - appear different based on their surroundings? How is your perception of anything - a person, an idea, a color, a perspective - affected by its context?