I met someone I knew from high school a few week ago. We shared experiences that have taken place over the 20+ years since we last spoke along with the usual, “Have you kept in contact with so and so?” questions. We talked for a few more minutes. She showed me a picture of her … Continue reading You Write A Blog?
Well, it’s not really dead. But it might as well be. It sits next to my desk in a LowePro camera bag waiting for the next planned photo shoot that never seems to come along. It’s easy enough to carry around, and weighs no more than a couple of pounds. It’s the best camera I’ve … Continue reading My Nikon D-40 Is Dead
I don’t remember the exact day Seattle became my home. But it doesn’t matter because I felt comfortable on my first visit. It was nearly midnight when I steered a clumsy U-Haul across the 520 bridge that connects Bellevue to Seattle on my way to the University district where I’d live in a studio apartment … Continue reading Leaving Home to Find Home
Most parents I know want their children to fit in. At school, at parties, at church and with friends, fitting in is important. Standing out from the crowd is OK too as long as it’s for the right reasons. One can see this in school when one student is clearly better at soccer than her … Continue reading Speak to Me
I have a difficult time keeping track of all the hats I’ve inherited. For example, I wake up as a father, but must smoothly switch over to my manager hat at work. And then revert back to father and husband when I arrive home. At times, I wish I could focus on one role, perfect … Continue reading The Many Hats
When Kim pulled the van into the driveway, I could tell by her expression that something was wrong. She was returning from taking our boxer to the vet. But her words didn’t sink in. Until I took my oldest daughter for a drive later this evening. I waited until we’d passed through our neighborhood before … Continue reading Veering Off Into Unchartered Territory
I learned about computers by breaking them. Not intentionally. But by experimenting. Which lead to breaking them. I bought my first computer in 1993 from a mail order business called Zeos. It didn’t come with a soundcard. So I bought one and tried to install it. I did the same with a CD ROM. Neither … Continue reading Learning by Breaking