Feeling Pretty Good

I’ve avoided shooting people (with a camera or anything else, for that matter) because I don’t want to make people feel uncomfortable–who is he? Why is he taking my picture. (My trip to Japan was very much the exception as the people there love being photographed!) But lately, I’ve been dabbling more with portraits, especially learning to retouch them. I… Continue reading

“Just Another” Sunset on the Pacific

I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to savor the sunsets on the Pacific Ocean with some degree of regularity. The rhythmic roar of the surf, the gentle breeze, the cool almost chilly breeze, the vastness of energy continuously greeting the land are all such a balancing force in human affairs. I frequently see a couple, probably retired, sitting… Continue reading

Cable News? What Cable News!

So little news exists on cable. So little journalism exists in any medium. I worry about the immediate future. That Rupert Murdoch may tilt the news rightward more for commercial than ideological reasons is beside the point. What matters is the way that Fox’s model has invaded the bloodstream of the American media. By showing that ideologically distorted news can… Continue reading