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Minuet has taken to burrowing in the winter. Jan 7, 2019 greytabby & tabbycat & cat & tabby & greytabbycats & cats & 1000 Words It is disgustingly cute Minuet Jan 7, 2019 greytabby & tabbycat & cat & tabby & greytabbycats & cats & 1000 Words Minuet has taken to burrowing in the winter. It is disgustingly cute. Portrait of a Grumpus Jan 6, 2019 1000 Words Queen Grumpus Queen Grumpus I’m attempting to post more to my own domain rather than send things to social media (and only social media). Slowing Sometimes, just a staircase. Jan 22, 2018 1000 Words West staircase, Capitol Building. Madison, Wisconsin. One of my favorite, and most obnoxious, photography challenges is to take an interesting Artifacts made with @dayoneapp May 9, 2017 writing & journal & dad & death & dayone & God Damn & Work! & 1000 Words The first two months. The first two months. In July of 2012, a few days before my 30th birthday, I downloaded a little app called Day One onto my 50mm conversion lens Apr 22, 2017 tabby & cats & fujix100 & fujifilm & tabbycat & lynx point siamese & Fuji & lynx & X100 & lynxpoint & 1000 Words I took the cats outside this morning to enjoy the beautiful weather. And subject them to my new 50mm conversion lens for the Fuji x100. I A wild selfie appears! Apr 22, 2017 Fuji & bw & fujix100 & 50mm & fujifilm & Black and white & 1000 Words & Was Narcissus Beautiful? And I’m even smiling. Ish. Well. Smirking? The Bog Apr 19, 2017 Nature & britishcolumbia & Rain forest & tofino & travel & vancouverisland & bc & 1000 Words Shore Pine Bog is a unique environment among the lush, primeval rain forest of British Colombia. Where other forest areas present enormous, ancient Barnacles Apr 17, 2017 Nature & britishcolumbia & tofino & Bc & Barnacles & blackandwhite & Tinted & bw & black and white & 1000 Words I got you dis bouquet. You like? It likes you…. BLAH BLAH INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE BLAH Apr 17, 2017 bc & britishcolumbia & Inspiration porn & beach & sunset & tofino & vancouverisland & travel & 1000 Words One can make a day of any size, and regulate the rising and setting of his own sun and the brightness of its shining. John Muir Very Tall and Very Old Apr 15, 2017 tofino & Rain forest & britishcolumbia & Nature & photography & 1000 Words Words and photos just aren’t working to describe the Size of Things in Tofino. We are in the forest primeval on an endless ocean and it dwarfs Some things are the same everywhere you go. Apr 15, 2017 vancouverisland & britishcolumbia & Canada & tofino & 1000 Words I like that, no matter where you go, people are always people. Very Important Banana Slug Apr 13, 2017 Rain forest & Banana slug & tofino & Mahna mahna & Muppets & 1000 Words Banana slug. Do doo be-do-do Banana slug. Do do-do do. Where the sky meets the sea. Apr 11, 2017 Ocean & Poetry & iPhone & snapseed & 1000 Words Memory and dream commingle where the ocean meets the sky. The flux between extant and extinct builds the tides. We were there, once, back before we The Devil On Your Shoulder Jan 8, 2017 cthulhu & tattoo & ralph steadman & ink & existential dread & trash polka & depression & 1000 Words & Was Narcissus Beautiful? Harbinger hadn’t intended on dismantling his room with the powder blue walls that look sea dark under half moon’s light. He didn’t intend on Fantasy Camera Dec 17, 2016 leica & zorki & photography & 1000 Words Leica, renowned for their quality and reliability, were (still are in many cases) considered to be the best cameras you could buy. Many of the In Miniature Nov 13, 2016 Tilt-shift & Miniature & iphoneography & iPhone & 1000 Words I went to the capitol to write and meet @BaristaPowers for brunch - Bradbury’s for crepes (omnomnom). Between the teo, I popped into the Capitol Little green eyed monster Nov 12, 2016 kitty & kitten & Calico & cat & 1000 Words Old blue eyes Nov 6, 2016 Poe & caturday & tabby & cat & lynx point siamese & 1000 Words A proper caturday. Old blue eyes Nov 6, 2016 Poe & caturday & tabby & cat & lynx point siamese & 1000 Words A proper caturday. Working as expected Sep 5, 2016 ch & cerebellar hypoplasia & cats & cat & kitty & 1000 Words It only took 1 email conversation to have a cat delivered to our doorstep last week, Saturday. Technology marches ever forward, no? At least it Elderberries Aug 14, 2016 1000 Words Alyskas, Courtney, and I had brunch at Macha today. On the way to and from, we went wild Elderberry picking. There’s a crazy number of large Kitties getting older Jul 20, 2016 1000 Words & Was Narcissus Beautiful? We had Poe in for surgery yesterday to remove two masses from two or her hindquarter mammary glands. She’d developed two small lumps over the last Memorial Day 2016 May 31, 2016 personal & dad & death & father & family & okiboji & in-laws & Was Narcissus Beautiful? & 1000 Words We spent the weekend visiting family (my in-laws) in Okiboji, IA. This is the first time in memory that I’ve done anything which included Olbrich in May May 24, 2016 1000 Words Alyska, Holly and I went to Olbrich last Saturday. Olbrich had the Badger Bonsai Society out displaying their trees. It was delightful. It was Happy Budai May 21, 2016 budai & hotei & buddha & garden & bw & Black and white & 1000 Words Photo project themes are an organic, dynamic entity. They evolve as a photographer’s taste and eye and life change over days and months and years. Nifty Houses (oh and also I’m learning Lightroom [finally]) May 19, 2016 house & modern & bw & Black and white & shimmer & bad jokes about golden showers & ew & 1000 Words & finally Cottage quaint Cottage quaint I went to brunch with Barista Powers this past Sunday. As is my jam, I got up early and opted to go to the cafe I broke my phone May 8, 2016 Cracks & Paper & Notebooks & Broken & Ephemera & iPhone & Was Narcissus Beautiful? & 1000 Words You can try to negotiate with gravity but it’s an asshole and you will lose.Alyska teching a class. Amazingly, after 9 years of iPhones, this is This is Courtney May 7, 2016 Master of data sets & Coffee shop & Monochrome & Window light & Books & Courtney & friends & Portrait & Black and white & Tinted & Bw & Coffee & 1000 Words I used to be more bashful about portraits, even with friends. Of late, I am more strongly compelled by my desire, if not need, to capture an A Bow Tie With A Mission May 4, 2016 State & Be & Madison & Black and white & Capitol & Wisconsin & photography & 1000 Words After the(successful) morning at Social Security, Alyska and I went down town to study, wander, and Ingress. I had my camera in tow. I forget just A grey day on campus. May 1, 2016 landscape & Cross process & photography & Gray & X100 & Grey & Street & X-pro & 1000 Words Took my studies downtown today as an excuse to walk around. It was very grey and very few people were out. Dreary and cold and grey. But the Faceless Apr 30, 2016 Cross process & How I do the thing & photography & X-pro & Processing & X100 & Edit & 1000 Words I like to shoot from the hip but I’m not terribly good at it. After a few interesting accidents with hip shots, I developed a framing pattern I Faceless Apr 30, 2016 Cross process & How I do the thing & photography & X-pro & Processing & X100 & Edit & 1000 Words I like to shoot from the hip but I’m not terribly good at it. After a few interesting accidents with hip shots, I developed a framing pattern I I try to be well rounded. Apr 28, 2016 selfie & X100 & Lomo & X-pro & self portrait & Narcissism & Cross process & 1000 Words & Was Narcissus Beautiful? Grit Apr 27, 2016 Bum & contrast & City & Homeless & photography & Homelessness & Street & Grit & 1000 Words Down and Out Down and Out I’ve been playing around with tonal range contrast in the black and white photos. It has an interesting effect in the Two small things Apr 25, 2016 X100 & Fuji & mindfullness & buddhism & photography & Cross process & X-pro & Buddha & 1000 Words Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Two small things Apr 25, 2016 X100 & Fuji & mindfullness & buddhism & photography & Cross process & X-pro & Buddha & 1000 Words Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. When you can get it Apr 24, 2016 X-pro & Fuji & Cross process & Photogene 4 & photography & X100 & 1000 Words Get It Get It I’m mostly trying different apps on my iPad Pro trying to find what handles RAW files better and gets images closer to what I Opening the books. Apr 23, 2016 Black and white & photography & Street & 1000 Words Did you know I used to be a professional photographer? (I had a tax ID and everything.) I shot a few weddings, some modeling, and some products; I Godzilla vs. Giant Eagle Dec 15, 2015 trump & godzilla & poetry & Political poetry & Daiwaishi & politics & Monsters & Giant eagle & Giant condor & Godzilla vs the sea monster & 1000 Words Godzilla vs Giant Eagle (With apologies to Godzilla who is less destructive) The radicalized bird Hit me first, hit us. I hit back and maybe Godzilla vs. Giant Eagle Dec 15, 2015 trump & godzilla & poetry & Political poetry & Daiwaishi & politics & Monsters & Giant eagle & Giant condor & Godzilla vs the sea monster & 1000 Words Godzilla vs Giant Eagle (With apologies to Godzilla who is less destructive) The radicalized bird Hit me first, hit us. I hit back and maybe Tier 1 Graphic Standards: Inappropriate Applications Dec 13, 2015 Color bias & Graphic manual & Racism & Poetry & Design & VA & Department of veterans affairs & Graphic standards & 1000 Words This poem was created by copying lines directly from the VA Tier 1 Graphic Standrds Manual. It’s kind of like blackout poetry in that I deleted Big words, small gun Dec 8, 2015 guns & 2nd amendment & merica & poetry & 2ndAmendmentJeremiad & concrete poetry & 1000 Words Hashtag your #2ndAmendmentJeremiad and let us discuss,       between magazines,      how    ’ merican    we are      on the internet Good People Just Don’t Go Into Politics Dec 7, 2015 quotes & transmet & flag & comb over & poetry & trump & 1000 Words So I dithered on posting this for fear of offending people, even though I like what I wrote. I’m chosing to post it not that I don’t care but Destroy All Monsters Dec 6, 2015 politics & colorado & godzilla & misogyny & dicks & planned parenthood & poetry & monster & So many dicks & 1000 Words The last two mornings, I start by asking myself what is frustrating me. While this seems an endless fontain of creativity, because the world is God isn’t fixing this Dec 5, 2015 scripture & poetry & shootings & politics & ted cruz & new york daily news & god & news & angry & jesus & 1000 Words I awoke angry this morning. The news is so sad this last week and the response from anyone that could affect change is, at best, infuriating. The Banking by phone. Nov 26, 2015 banking & poetry & banks & phone & doomwords & spanish & 1000 Words Hello. Thank you for calling Bank of America. We have your money in a box slowly suffocating. Para continuar en español presione 7. Minuet and a Light Box Nov 25, 2015 cat & kitty & minuet & 1000 Words It’s been a long while since I’ve really wanted to take up my camera again but it’s very very hard to say no when an eminently cute cat obliges by Truth belied. Oct 31, 2015 poetry & halloween & sin & poem & verse & rhyme & meter & 1000 Words How sincerely seeking on all hallow’s eve a costume to hide sickly sins we’ve swear’d; We are only wishing for the world to see that all these Truth belied. Oct 31, 2015 poetry & halloween & sin & poem & verse & rhyme & meter & 1000 Words How sincerely seeking on all hallow’s eve a costume to hide sickly sins we’ve swear’d; We are only wishing for the world to see that all these An Approaching Lullaby Oct 25, 2015 poetry & lovecraft & horror & verse & meter & rhyme & 1000 Words I never rhyme or write in verse and meter. So, here’s all of it all at once to make up for all the years of not writing them but for class. Daylight The makeup of reality Oct 19, 2015 Quotes & Poetry & Carl Sagan & 1000 Words Of the galaxies above Through all the infinite reaches With stars and constellations Uniting as we do As lovers; We are Both starstuff with Rent Minuet de la Mancha, the wobble-sabi kitty Sep 15, 2015 cat & kitty & tabby & minuet & don quixote & photography & 1000 Words & Was Narcissus Beautiful? Tail curl Tail curl Alyska and I have been talking, off and on, about dopting a new kitty. We sort of like the idea of finding a cat that Between Versions Sep 13, 2015 process & poetry & writing & how do i work & work & drafts & God Damn & Work! & 1000 Words I thought it would be kind of neat to see how a poem in process can look. Below is a first draft then the current draft of something I’m working on, Self-evaluation Aug 25, 2015 Jello & Midwest & Poetry & 1000 Words Brain like a jello salad served front and center at a Midwestern family cookout. Sweet and gelatinous until you inevitably confront the one sour so much depends upon Aug 23, 2015 poetry & william carlos williams & 1000 Words So much depends upon a full red pen carving fat away from useful words I used to want poetry to be enormous, euphonic, entities dripping with Refresh Aug 17, 2015 facebook & internet & addiction & poetry & poem & 1000 Words I am as clever as the literature refresh I throw aside to fix the Facebook screeds in which I dwell. refresh Classic lit ain’t got refresh I am Torn Aug 8, 2015 publication & personal & poetry & blogging & blag & 1000 Words I’ve been looking at sending poetry for publication. Like to paper publications, publications that offer money or prizes. A number of the Going home to your electric toys. Jul 29, 2015 So many puns & poem & Bdsm & Violet wand & poetry & 1000 Words Working for millennia Thinking about When’s it done When’s it done I don’t want it Resisting it I want it That Contact probing hand That Electric Arashi in blue. Jul 27, 2015 poetry & hypoxia & bondage & shibari & 1000 Words I wrapped this by hand, with sinew thread, taking one long afternoon wrap        (and breathe) by            (and breathe) wrap        (and Endangered species Jul 23, 2015 poetry & endangered species & male privilege & social justice & metaphor & 1000 Words The least you could be is indifferent to my gnashing, angry gold teeth and allow me to bite through your yielded flesh like some privileged lowland Slowly Lumbering Jul 22, 2015 photography & elephants & vines & sculpture & snapseed & 1000 Words Elephant Shell Elephant Shell These elephants were installed many, many years ago.  The weather has been chaotic and killed the first two or three Active Ingredients Jul 12, 2015 poem & poetry & bupropion & wellbutrin & drugs & childhood & depression & 1000 Words A new but familiar orange bottle. The safety lid to protect children. Little, white pills. Active Ingredients:     bupropion hydrochloride, Dyson Sphere Jul 7, 2015 poetry & technology & dyson sphere & 1000 Words In the deep hollows of space I can build a sphere around the sun to apportion the radiant energy, joule by joule. It is buffered by cool and