Giving Up… Again

I may have to take a break from WordPress. I don’t really want to because I’m enjoying myself. Sorta. But, it keeps crashing my computer when I’m really not doing anything that draws a lot of RAM or storage. I have no idea what the issue may be. I know it’s not the computer becauseContinue reading “Giving Up… Again”

What Remains

We listen to a lot of podcasts. Today, we listened to an interview by Kara Swisher who was discussing the legacy of Steve Jobs. Sure, we all know him as the passionate visionary who created technology that we didn’t know we needed until we did. Most of us don’t know his spiritual side which didContinue reading “What Remains”


I remember where and when I made this picture. I just din’t remember clicking the shutter. I guess that’ll happen over the years. I’ve made a lot of pictures as I’m just beginning to realize. I was sitting in a drive thru for a coffee shop called O’Hari’s Coffee House. To my way of thinkingContinue reading “Reflections”

Over And Over

H ave a coffee. Sit down and reflect. The past week has been terrible for people of a certain age. We lost Nichelle Nichols, Bill Russell, Vin Scully and Mo Ostin. All people who helped to form me in my youth. You probably know the first three especially if you like science fiction and sports.Continue reading “Over And Over”


Call this “Coffee Pods III.” I was emptying the little bin in the espresso maker when my phone pinged. The Associated Press was telling me that Aretha Franklin just passed. I never knew her. I photographed her once. In the days of black and white film processed in a newspaper’s wet darkroom for publication theContinue reading “Respect”

They Said…

They said. Yes, they did. They said that new studies indicate that coffee drinkers live longer. With the amount of coffee consumed around this place, I’m pretty sure that some of us will live forever. My first thought was “Damn, I’m never leaving.” Don’t get me wrong. I have no death wish. I don’t wantContinue reading “They Said…”

In Your Cup

Coffee breaks. Drinking coffee is sort of an international thing. As much as we think of places like Seattle as a coffee city, New Orleans isn’t far behind. Historically, most of South America’s coffee beans moved through the city, down in The Bywater. That’s changed, although there are a couple of major roasters and manufacturersContinue reading “In Your Cup”

Passing By

I had a different picture selected for today’s post. But, I’ve been reading Jay Maisel’s book, “Light, Gesture and Color.” It started me thinking about how I work and why. I started thinking that I shoot pictures a lot like he does, except just not as well. He is, after all, one of the fathersContinue reading “Passing By”

Somewhere for Lunch

So. She said, “take me somewhere fun for lunch after we drop off the Mardi Gras beads.” I’ve been wanting to try a Vietnamese restaurant on the far downriver end of Magazine Street. So, that’s where we went. It was a good choice since we dropped the beads off at St. Michaels, where they willContinue reading “Somewhere for Lunch”