Category: Personal

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I’ve been in the London area for a few days and as yet I’ve not seen Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye (The big ferris wheel), or any other iconic imagery. We’ll probably get to that today as we are leaving for Manchester tomorrow. Today, the plan is to do a hop-on, hop-off tour bus and see some of those things. Snap! Check! Post! Done! Selfie?:) I’ll bring back some of the iconic photos … it’s almost like a…

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I was looking back through some older photos, circa 2006. I came upon this set of photos taken between May 26 and July 10th, 2006. All taken with the same camera and lens combination: Nikon D2x and a 500 mm f/8 reflex lens – it looks like a small reflector telescope mounted on your camera, has 10x the magnification of a 50mm lens, magnifies every vibration in your body so that you don’t miss one bit of camera shake, provides…

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It’s rather quiet around the neighborhood and inside the house. The only sound is the beep of the UPS letting me know that the electricity is out, which is fairly obvious as nothing works in the house and the temperature is creeping up. On the ride home, the thermometer in the car registered temps of 103-105. I was thinking of how nice it would be to get into that nice, cool 75 degree house. When I pulled into the driveway…

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This morning was a quiet morning, a normal morning. I got up early, enjoyed the quiet beginnings of the day, brushed my teeth, put on some clothes, went outside and did a very small amount of cleanup – pulling weeds – around my cone flowers, and added some seed to the bird feeder. When I came back in, I wanted a sip of my Spicy V8 juice. Mmmmmmm! Tasty! I opened the refrigerator, expecting to see about 1/2 bottle remaining…

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The more that I read, the more that I learn, the more that I find out that I don’t know. What follows is my perspective, my view of life at the tender age of 53. Many years ago when I read The Power of Now, it was an interesting, abstract book. Honestly, I didn’t get it, fully. Later, I read Byron Katie’s, The Work, along with many other books including a number of Tao Te Ching / Buddhist type books…

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Yesterday evening, the sky looked like it had lots of potential to provide an interesting sunset, so I headed to the lake. I’d not taken the Nikon D700 our in a bit. It felt weighty, but familiar. When I arrived, I exited the car, walked to the railing and watched the sky as it changed colors, minute by minute. Sure, the mosquitoes found me almost instantly, but I didn’t really care. I was grateful that: I had a car to…

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