These are my brothers. We hang out. We have a good time. We look alike. Our favorite pastime is sending awkwardly close-up selfies to each other in group texts. The one on the left is older. The one on the right is younger. I’m the oldest. The youngest just turned 21. So they came to […]Read More O Brother, Where Art Thou?
From a technical, Western standpoint, summer is still here. The autumn equinox isn’t occurring for another seven days. A week. Yet it already feels like fall. The days are crisp, and the everything feels fragile and delicate. I grow melancholy in the evenings as the shadows grow long too soon. Long days shorten. Nights grow […]Read More Last Summer Hurrah (in Napa, CA)
I think it’s the 79th anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge. Happy birthday, dude. You rock. Keep on going. This used to be my view every. Single. Day. I miss it. It probably still could be my view, if I didn’t mind paying an arm, a leg, and my firstborn (and possibly my second) in order […]Read More Climbing a Mountain (Figuratively)
Somewhere along the way, I was lost. But then I found myself. Or, at least, pieces of myself. Step by step, like Hansel and Gretel picking up the crumbs they left behind, I am following the crumbs of who I am. I’ve gone through many iterations of “me-ness.” My haecceity. (That’s a new word I […]Read More Roses in Napa
Shooting film means shooting in sets of 16, 24, or 36 frames. What ends up happening sometimes is that I don’t quite finish a roll, and then I’m left with a few extra frames to shoot before I can bring the roll in to be developed (I hate waste!). Last time this happened, I grabbed […]Read More Ending a Roll
This is Skylar. She’s my niece. To clarify, she is not one of my brothers’ children. Rather, she is one of my cousins’ children. If you ask her, she will tell you that she is four years old. She will also let you know that her favorite color is pink. Sometimes. Other times, it’s purple. […]Read More Littles
There was great internal debate as to whether I would post about this online. I’m not wont to share much of my personal life online, especially in highly exposed fora of arenas such as Facebook. (I won’t go into it too much here, but I’m highly averse to the voyeuristic nature of Facebook and other […]Read More Rings and Things