35mm Photography: Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

My film photography hobby has been sadly neglected since we adopted Juniper, something I hope to remedy this fall. Seeking inspiration to pick the Nikons back up, I spent my morning looking through film scans (a semi-constructive activity while I’ve been under the weather without sufficient brain function to string sentences together). Tomorrow I will pick up … Continue reading 35mm Photography: Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle

Two weeks in Suburban Texas: Pups, Produce, Polaroids, and Saying Goodbye to Steinway the Snipe

When the opportunity to pet and house sit in Texas presented itself, I jumped at it. This would give me the opportunity to spend some time with family, to be in a quiet place to write, and make an easy side-trip to northern New Mexico. The month-long trip would be good for Juniper as well, as I was ready to show her a world outside of our local dog parks and trails. Continue reading Two weeks in Suburban Texas: Pups, Produce, Polaroids, and Saying Goodbye to Steinway the Snipe

35mm Photography: A diatribe on Air travel

In this day of a cell phone in every hand, the cacophony of sounds, even at a small airport, is quite something. Setting aside the actual airport-created sounds, I am surrounded by: A businessman giving a hard sell about the performance of his team of actuaries. A grown man playing a violent (loud) video game while his travel companion watches the Family Feud (also loud). The crinkle of wrappers; an unhealthy burrito meal on the go. The clickity click of my keyboard.  And that is just at my gate in the tiny Chattanooga airport. Continue reading 35mm Photography: A diatribe on Air travel