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One from my string of "A photo a day" pics before I fell off...

Full moon through clouds 3-1-18

Trying to turn my mind back towards photography- I have a backlog.

Enchanted Rock Nov 2013

I’m rolling down the hill to the hospital in a couple hours, my step daughter is having a baby via C-section at 9:30. Hugely excited about the kid, somewhat whelmed about the notion of being old enough to be a grandfather.

I made a screen printing blog post for the first time in nearly a year!

Jesus walked on water. Jesus turned water to wine. Lord, let the whole damn sea be wine.

"He Tells Her" is the poem I think of any time someone wants to "debate" whether trans people should exist:


He tells her that the earth is flat —
He knows the facts, and that is that.
In altercations fierce and long
She tries her best to prove him wrong.
But he has learned to argue well.
He calls her arguments unsound
And often asks her not to yell.
She cannot win. He stands his ground.

The planet goes on being round.

- Wendy Cope

5 more days of the Comprehensive CD Ripping Project & I find myself firmly mired in the M's. I had maybe half? of my collection ripped? This is crazy.

I haven't taken a picture of my workspace in quite some time. There's a distressing lack of artwork on my walls there & a distressingly large pile of unprinted shirts on the receiving dock outside my window. I don't use the PC for anything except one Pantone matching ink mixing formula system.

@Devils_Rancher tonight I only made it through J-K. This is slow going, but I now have 5 Robert Earl Keen albums in iTunes instead of 2 so that’s a win.

I've been at this for a week in my spare time & am now on the J's. Gonna finish it first before I load up my new iPod classic with an after-market SSD. So looking forward to having album shuffle back.

FINALLY making a systematic effort to go through 500+ CD's & rip everything. It's been interesting -- I thought I had 9/10ths of my CD collection ripped, but it's maybe barely 2/3ds. Completing lots of incomplete albums from back when I didn't have a big enough hard drive. I've also culled about 30 clunkers, so far.

Arrival is not the answer
Arriving is not even the question
Destination is no more than the door
Where the leaving begins

Been trying to take a picture every day -- some are film so I won't have something to post every day, but today I got lucky & spotted a red cockeaded woodpecker in the neighbor's tree & he was still there after I ran inside & grabbed the 300 mm lens.

I am burning CD’s for a friend who’s “not much of a tech guy” but finds our music meditative. I put a Carbon 7 album on the headphones last night & was sound asleep by the middle of the first song. I’m not sure if this is good or bad, but I needed the sleep.

obviously, the excellent cover photo is by the kind & generous @joshmillard

I haven’t gone away - work has just gone insane, so I don’t have much to report. Got home in time to finish up some CD inserts so I could make a few physical CDs of the last Carbon 7 album:

Oh, hey, one of my bands might have a gig at the end of February. My reason to live hasn’t totally left me high & dry! Rehearsals start while we wait for details. It’s original stuff that I got to craft my own bass parts for so I’m emotionally invested in this music.