Place and Character

Completely unrelated to this pic, there is a new City of Bridges post available: read The Color of Light. I […]

Investment, and Fantasy’s Secret Ingredient

I’ve watched the first couple episodes of the new ABC show Once Upon a Time, enough to offer an articulate […]


A favorite digital editing trick among contemporary photographers is to layer a photographed image with textures. A “texture” is a […]

Music Lessons

A while back, we attended an open rehearsal of my daughter’s middle school string orchestra. They were preparing for a […]

It’s the Small Things

I didn’t notice the tiny bug on this daisy until I was home in front of the computer doing all […]

Get in the Action

At my writers’ group last night, we reviewed two pieces that suffered from variations of the same flaw: trying to […]