-REPOST- Trip to Washington and Oregon 2012

Last April, I took a sabbatical/vacation out to the Pacific Northwest. There, I visited my good friend Brian and his clan. We took a man-cation down to Oregon, visiting my old friend Mieke, dining in Portland, exploring the beauties of the Oregon coast, giving our money to the Native Americans at a casino. We also stopped … [Read more…]

501 Ice

A few weeks ago I shot these photos while I was out cruising on some twisty roads. I saw these ice formations and had to stop. These were taken on Route 501 near Glasgow, Virginia. 

A New Beginning

The fact that I closed on my new home three days before my year anniversary of moving out of my old house is not completely lost on me. It is a sort of one-door-closes-another-opens kinda thing. Sometimes, it’s funny how things work out. For example: On December 7th, 2012, I put a contract on a … [Read more…]

Lose a limb, save the body

Last Monday was the one year mark of a personal journey in my life that I never thought I would be making, nor wanting. It was a day that signified a moment in time, which even now for me is difficult to fully comprehend. In just a moment, I can switch from disbelief to how … [Read more…]

First impressions of Angelika movie theater

When thinking about what to write, I was struck how I kept comparing this theater to the more common movie theaters like AMC or Loews. These theaters are the more “general consumer” orientated places and nearly always the places I go, as many others, to watch new mainstream movies. Which means, the vast majority of … [Read more…]

The Bulldog and the Stye

Owning an English Bulldog is a unique experience. They are like little clowns, odd looking clowns seemingly designed to make us laugh. Not only do they look funny, but combined with the cacophony of grunts, burps, farts, sighs, huffs, and other bestial noises they are odd creatures. Yet, all of this comes with a price … [Read more…]