Round Here

Maybe. Just maybe, I can make this block system work for me. I am enjoying other kinds of design formats. This reminds of my last days in the newspaper world when I started hanging pictures in different places on a designers grid.

For now, everything is experimental. If I like what I’m doing and you like it too, then I’ll keep going. I’ve hear from a lot of writers. Most of them hate it. I expect that they will not like it. They don’t think spatially. They use other intelligences to do what they do.

I only started thinking about embracing this after I re-read Garner’s theory of 11 intelligences, which reminded me that I see and think differently. So, why not use what I’ve been given? I can talk more about this if you’d like.

I think, like anything, you have to work through the “five stages of grief.” Not that WordPress is causing me emotional grief. I’m at the acceptance phase right now so this has become easier for me.

So too, with the pandemic. I’ve accepted the fact that it will be around for a while. Dr. Fauci said not to expect any sense of normalcy until mid-2021.

I wear masks without thinking about it. I keep my distance without thinking about it. And, at the grocery store yesterday I realized how nice we were being to each other.

That’s all good stuff.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Wear your mask. Keep your distance. Look after others. Enjoy every drop of rain.

The picture. I made this picture by looking on the ground. The subject is a Live Oak seed pod. The background is really just concrete. There are a couple of pocket parks along one dog walking route. Sometimes we stop and sit.

I didn’t even think about what I was doing. I just made the picture. That’s how ingrained the action is to me.

Obviously, it wasn’t much. I forgot about it until I didn’t. I started tinkering with it. One thing lead to another and pretty soon I arrived at this image.

Once again, WordPress stepped all over the color and contrast even though I tried to account for it in post production. They are getting as bad as facebook.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

3 thoughts on “Round Here

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Mágica Mistura

Espaço poético, rotineiro e alternativo


learning is living

Wolf Song Blog

Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

Social artist

Blog to Serve


hedy bach original photography mixed stories and music

Laura Denise

Poet. Writer. Photographer.


& Metaphors

Short Prose

Poetry and Short Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press and Author of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

The Truth for Kyle Brennan

The Church of Scientology & the Death of Kyle Brennan

The Chatty Introvert

A recovering recluse stumbles from her dark hole in pursuit of a brighter world (and a decent cup of tea)

%d bloggers like this: