More Road, Some Sky


Once again. A road and sky picture. It’s not really what it seems. It looks like I am out on some distant road. Not really. I was running errands. I drove out to Jefferson Parish. I was getting ready to drive home. I realized that I was driving up and over a railroad bridge, whichContinue reading “More Road, Some Sky”

Everyday It Rains


The goopy season. It starts around now and lasts well into August, when even hotter temperatures dry out the air a little bit. A loss of humidity would seem to be a good thing. It is. Unfortunately, the temperature starts creeping into the triple digits. Like about 219 degrees. You pick your poison. Or, youContinue reading “Everyday It Rains”

Shelter From The Storm


“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.” So wrote Bob Dylan. Where is that shelter? Again, a year to the day of the Pittsburgh shooting, and not more than two weeks from the last mass shooting, a Jewish synagogue was attacked. Four wounded. One dead. A woman died attempting to protectContinue reading “Shelter From The Storm”

Arrrrggggghhhh


Yes. Arrrggggghhhh. Google, apparently lacking enough to do, redesigned their desktop. The very desktop that I use 20 times a day. The one with my eight favorite sites like Storyteller. I would see the thumbnail, click on it and a way I went. Oh no. Not anymore. The new desktop only has six buttons. SalesContinue reading “Arrrrggggghhhh”

Magazine Street


On my way. To someplace else. Actually, I was sort of circling around. Going home from a casual meeting with writer Sharon Cathcart at the Hotel Montelone’s Carousel Bar. She is in town for a writer’s meeting. We’d talked back and forth via comments here and on her blog. We decided to meet. We chattedContinue reading “Magazine Street”

Everything You Need


So. I stole the title from a brand new song by Doyle Bramhall II, featuring Eric Clapton. It was released yesterday. I heard it first, on my iPad Pro. That’s normally pretty good. It sounded tinny. So, I opened it up on the real gear. That did it. I used it as the background musicContinue reading “Everything You Need”

The Flyover


New Orleans summers. Sunny. Rain. Mist. Sunny. Rain and so on. We live in a giant hothouse. Our plants grow well. Our weeds grow well. The insects grow well. Too well. The dogs’ hair gets curly. So does the humans hair. But, out skin stays nice, glowing and mostly unwrinkled. But. The tomatoes. And, theContinue reading “The Flyover”

It Comes Back to the Journey


A little different color palate. But, the same vision. Under my theory of letting the picture take me, I decided not to turn this into some kind of apocalyptic nightmare. Instead, I thought about how this time and place felt. I built on that. A lot. The road is Highway 95 somewhere near Tonopah, Nevada. If you recall,Continue reading “It Comes Back to the Journey”

The Wayback Machine


Once upon a time. I used to travel between Northern California and the Reno area pretty frequently. It began even years before that when I lived in Southern California. It was about a nine-hour trip for Long Beach. Or, about a five-hour trip from the Bay Area. I had family there. Old family friends thatContinue reading “The Wayback Machine”