All So Well

It’s been well over 3 months since the last time I updated this website. I wonder why? Over the last 3 months I have been busier than I have been in the past. I have had a lot more going on in my life–particularly on…

…Success?

You know you’ve been struggling with something for a long time when you take step a back, realize you are succeeding and are like… huh? What’s going on? Everything is going alright… that just can’t be; I must be missing something!? Doing something you thought…

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i realized, at last

I found an old HDR picture I took of Dubrovnik at night from 2008 on an old Hard Drive a few weeks ago. I didn’t like it at the time, so I never published it… but in retrospect (with a few adjustments), I kinda like…

A Beautiful Woman

Julia Prinsep Jackson–mother of Virginia Woolf and favorite target of early photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. These pictures are from the Victorian era in England, but there’s something about them. Julia is stunningly, breathtakingly beautiful. Julia Prinsep Jackson in 1856 http://sufjan.com/post/45400399802/my-collegiate-infatuation-w-julia-prinsep-jackson Sufjan just posted an old song about Julia…

I felt a Cleaving in my Mind

“I felt a Cleaving in my Mind — As if my Brain had split — I tried to match it — Seam by Seam — But could not make it fit. The thought behind, I strove to join Unto the thought before — But Sequence…

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Ends and Winter [Some Scattered Thoughts]

  The Winter (taken 2/03/13 at Sanctuary Marsh with my aging Canon 5D) Winter is the end. It’s dark and cold and unpleasant–it’s death and the absence of life–but that needs unfold before new things can begin. In our lives we go through the same motions; projects and…

The Weird Symmetry of “Enlightenment”

In Buddhism, “Enlightenment”is supposed to be this ideal state that we should all strive to attain–true happiness.  What’s interesting is that over the millennia the ancient Buddhists determined that true happiness can only be obtained through the absence of feeling. The first 2 of the main tenants…

Simple Song

I have had this song stuck in my head all day. It’s a simple, pretty, warm–but at the same time somewhat sad sounding song. It meshed well with my mood–just what I was looking for today.

Betrayal

When I was younger I was infatuated with a Japanese horror game called Silent Hill 2. It was poorly translated, the voice acting was bad, and technology wasn’t sophisticated enough yet to make characters that move like real people–but despite all of that, there was something about…

New Year’s Resolution 2013

My New Years Resolution last year was to be more optimistic. That worked out pretty well for me–if I wasn’t really focusing on that I may have given up on a few things that turned out really well. It’s still something I’ll have to concentrate…