snow day

i bought a new camera the other day.  it was a very exciting day, because along with shooting stills, it can capture 1080 hd video.   since i was little, i have wanted… Continue reading

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less is More

      there will be less someday there will be less someday — much less, and there will be More; less to distract and amuse; More to adore less to burden and… Continue reading

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sister winter

i love winter. when i lived in wyoming, winter was considerably more “involved” than it is in texas. but the fact remains; winter is the season of death.  no matter where you live.… Continue reading

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keeping austin… something, something

ahhhh… major sigh of relief. i am sitting outside at my favorite coffee shop, flipnotics, uploading a recent magazine assignment, john coltrane playing quietly in the background, sipping my favorite french organic medium… Continue reading

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post spring-chicken fashion

my friend, Amy, works at an upscale retirement home as an event coordinator.  she loves her job. i’ve always been fond of wiser folks than myself (which happens to include approximately 87% of… Continue reading

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give reviving

mexico is one of those places that is inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time. i had the unique opportunity to visit monterrey last week to shoot for my church and mission to… Continue reading

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these days

  these days, when i can’t manufacture a feeling and i can fake it no longer but we still go through the motions   these days, when my heart is heavy like a… Continue reading

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unclehood

my brother down in austin bought his kids a trampoline a few weeks ago.  i had been hearing about how awesome this thing was, but had not yet experienced the bouncy goodness it… Continue reading

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avett again

the avett brothers apparently love dallas.  i saw them again last thursday night at the granada for the second time in four months.  and only months before that, they performed another show here…… Continue reading

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farewell, rick wright

my best friend, trotter, and i used to dream of a pink floyd reunion.  roger waters and david gilmour sorting out their differences of course.  back to the days of dark side and… Continue reading

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if this city never sleeps

last weekend in new york was fantastic… and i still have the lump on my head to prove it. a trip to new york city characterizes my current life: running at a fevered… Continue reading

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euthanizing my thoughts

i hate writing.   let me rephrase that; i get frustrated a lot when it comes to trying to express myself through the written word.  i tend to be more successful with visual… Continue reading

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travel updates

last weekend, i traveled to richmond, virginia to shoot an ismaili wedding.  ismailis are a sect of shia muslims, and these folks in particular were mostly of pakistani/ indian origins.  it was a very… Continue reading

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it’s not “world music” to everyone

i started to laugh to myself the other day when i had this thought. while making a mix for a friend, i thought i’d expand my musical prowess by experimenting with a few… Continue reading

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elevation

i was supposed to be in spain, and then on to lebanon.  but i wasn’t.  and i have to admit, i was a little upset about it. i have always loved colorado though.… Continue reading

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the sight of music

when people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they have never had and never will have.  ~ edgar watson howe my friends and family might say that i’m obsessed with music.… Continue reading

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losing haringey

the clientele has a song called, “losing haringey”, and it’s haunting and beautiful.  it also deals with the travel theme, and the idea of “home”… so i found it mildly relevant for this blog.… Continue reading

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remembering travels of the recent past

a few weeks ago i posted about july being a boring month for me.  especially with the anticipation of an amazing upcoming august.  well, august has changed a little, but july remains the… Continue reading

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patience

an unseen, benevolent force has been teaching me a few things recently.  it would seem that patience has never been my forte.  and, it would now seem that i am to learn this… Continue reading

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attack, dogs… attack!!!

my friend, Andrew (cool name, huh?), trains dogs for the department of defense.  he’s quite amazing when it comes to canines.  i have wanted to capture some of his incredible dogs on “film”… Continue reading

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cool shoes

so, Anne and i walked the lake the other day and got some interesting shots of her shoes.  we’re hoping to sell them to sketchers, but so far, no dice… i can’t afford… Continue reading

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