Random, Awesome Stuff

Jun 3, 2015 by

I saw this on my walk today: It was some random guy doing awesome stuff. He didn’t know I was watching. He was blissfully unaware that he had an audience comprised of my dog and me and my iPhone. He was just doing some random, awesome stuff. He was all planking and push-uping, and planking again, just because he could, and just because it was awesome, and just because Lake Washington was the exact and perfect place to be random and awesome and just because he said so. Today, this nameless, faceless, random, and  awesome dude was my hero. Today, this balding guy was my permission slip to be random and awesome simply because those things are really cool to be. No one has to know. No one has to see. No one has...

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Covering Ground

Jul 12, 2013 by

I’m not a photographer.  I’m not.  Not even using instagram and all of its fancy lenses do I get the false hope that photography might be something I’m good at.  My shortcomings in perspective, focus, scale and all of those others terms that I’m only vaguely familiar are readily apparent with a quick perusal of my photo gallery on my iPhone.  (That is a problem in and of itself, don’t you think?  That our phones also serve as our cameras?) I know real photographers, I am not one. In spite of my self-aware ineptitude, I still love taking pictures.  I always have. Admittedly, the advent of selfies has been a dream come true for a narcissist like me. While I love myself, I am not my favorite subject, my family is.  I love taking...

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