Author: Paul

Being labeled talented only means we have survived being untalented. ~Craig Tanner This post is for all of the beginners, myself included. From the first time that I read it, I’ve always enjoyed Craig Tanner’s short article, The Myth of Talent. I will refer it from time to time because I like the message within. I’ve been learning Spanish, taking classes, using an application on my phone, Duolingo, watching Spanish soap operas, much to my girlfriend’s amusement, basically doing everything…

Probably like many of my fellow bloggers, there are thousands of photos that I’ve not posted on the blog. Some of them I have posted in my Smugmug account, such as the one featured here, but have not used in a post. I thought, surely I’ve used this one, but in going back through the blog archives, since March of this year, no I’ve not used it (It does rotate through on my header, though, every once in a while)…

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” ~Maya Angelou Every once in a while, I feel the need to take a retreat. This usually happens after lots of activity, like travel, work, Spanish classes, day-to-day – particularly when I haven’t taken time to do much photography, just for the sake of photography – photography only. What I mean by that is doing photography simply for the joy of it, getting up…

It has been more than 30 years since I’ve been fishing with my brother. That would put us at about 21 and 34. My brother just celebrated his 64th birthday last week. We’ve been trying to connect with each other when I’ve come to Ohio or he comes to/through North Carolina; however, he’s a busy and and, seemingly, so am I. The last time we attempted to connect was a couple of weeks ago when I was in Texas. He…

The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes. Agatha Christie Last year, I was here, there, and everywhere. I was a member of US Air’s Silver Preferred club. I got to use the express lane in the airport, got upgraded to first class about 40% of the time, the rest of the time, was able to board in Zone 1. I got a free luggage (remember when it was all free) allowance, etc. Then, all…

I had a nice visit to Texas. It’s always good catching up with friends and relatives. I go there once a year. While there, I try to keep up with my normal, daily routine, like walking. I’ve found that I much prefer to travel as lightly as possible while walking, therefore, I carry only my iPhone. One thing is for sure, when you want to get a good walk in, while in Texas, you need to get up early and…

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