New Horizon

This week, we’re challenging you to think ahead and show your work in a representative photo…The goal is to get out of the busy “now,” and imagine your new horizon. Go!
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

As luck would have it this week, I have been experimenting with a new facet of my photography and it fits right in to this challenge. I have been working to make instead of take a photo and in this case I used the Matter app by Pixite.

In order to learn the ins and outs of the app I added four other-worldly elements to a background photo donated to Pixite by Adrian Pelletier. I was able to rotate, resize and move the different objectss around until I was satisfied with the results.


Next year my goal is to do more Art than Photography with my mobile smartphone camera and see where that leads me. Stay tuned for the transition.


Step This Way to Get Yer Kicks

If you ever find yourself in Seligman, Arizona on Route 66 I suggest that you get a bite to eat in the Roadkill Cafe. I ordered the “Guess That Mess” skillet breakfast and it was delicious.


Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge inspired this photo and you can click here to see this week’s challenge.


The Legacy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

In 2012 I wrote a story about the U.S.S. Indianapolis delivering the components of the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare to the U.S.Army airbase in the Marshall Islands. The voyage from San Francisco to the islands was a success. The voyage home was a monumental disaster.

Since my original post—inserted below—filmmaker, Sarah Vladic, has documented the events of July, 1945 and released her film, USS Indianapolis: The Legacy. The film is currently available to rent on iTunes for $.99 cents.

Photo of the Day — 12/7/16


Never try to outstare a cat.

I used the Jane lens/Robusta film/Jolly Rainbo 2X flash combination in the Hipstamatic app to take this photo.

Write Club, Wrong Tale

Note: This story was entered in a 500-word writing contest in 2015. It weighs in at 499 words.

My ears were ringing and I could not focus my attention. I blinked hard and looked across the desk at Dan. His mouth was moving, he was talking about something or other, but it was a murmur of sound. No distinct words were registering in my head.

I took a deep breath in and let it out. My hearing returned and Dan was still talking, “…and so the shop will pay you while you are dealing with this issue. Just keep track of your time and let me know so I can get it in the correct job code.”

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