On Independence Day


W e’d like to celebrate today. But, we can’t. We won’t. The United States Supreme Court radically overhauled America in just two weeks. We don’t recognize what we once were. For sure, plenty of people are protesting, planning emergency rescues and some are even leaving the country. That won’t change much. Change will only happenContinue reading “On Independence Day”

Troubles


I started thinking about our world. Normally, I’d like to think I’m positive in general, but not right these days. Our world is a terrible place. There is the elephant in the room, CoVid19 which became political when it was scientific. Even though the numbers are rising at the rate of five times faster thanContinue reading “Troubles”

Can’t Let Go


I started this day thinking about the things I really like. Some are obvious. Some less so. There’s photography. Art. Design. Color. There’s baseball. The New York Yankees. F1 Motorsports. Music of all genres. Live music. Recorded music. There is travel. Other countries. Southeast Asia. Hong Kong. China. The American Southwest. Virginia. Even New Orleans.Continue reading “Can’t Let Go”

The Push and Pull


N ew projects are always exciting. This is one that I’ve photographed on and off over the last billion decades or so. It’s about the end of things. Buildings, cars, places. Just about everything We talk about recycling. We talk about limiting plastics. That whole thing is a ridiculous notion. Have you ever driven acrossContinue reading “The Push and Pull”

Run The Voodoo Down


L ast night it came to me in a fever dream just how much work there is to do. Not just me but for all of us. We know the most pressing items. The pandemic, climate change, inflation, crime, Ukraine, China. There are smaller issues that don’t seem so pressing. But, they are. The infrastructureContinue reading “Run The Voodoo Down”

Something About Stars


H urricanes and water. That’s what we are looking at. We are also looking at a full frame picture, not something made on a phone. It is a reason to leave Louisiana. Two 100 year storms in 16 years. First came Katrina. Then, came Ida. That’s enough right there. It’s enough not to have powerContinue reading “Something About Stars”

They Might Be Lost


A dark sky along with a dark day. I’m trying to decide two moral dilemmas. I suppose we all should take the high road, but I also feel that paybacks are in order to just to make sure that consequences of short sightedness are understood. First, understand that I stand with all the states andContinue reading “They Might Be Lost”

What Remains


M any folks have asked me on various social media if I photographed Hurricane Ida. Yes and no. I was a little busy weathering the storm and its aftermath. But I did make a few frames that I’m slowly turning into my version of art. This one is pretty simple. It’s storm drain that IContinue reading “What Remains”

Ever South


A nother day. Another block. Another time. Another house. This is a place that I know for certain was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. I’ve watched it over the years. It follows the laws of nature with the overgrowth. In the winter, such as it is in the Gulf Coast, you can see more of theContinue reading “Ever South”