It’s a funny thing. A couple people told me to stay safe during Hurricane Delta even though I said it was nowhere near us. I suppose most people don’t really understand Louisiana’s geography. New Orleans is about 300 miles east of Lake Charles, where a hurricane will hit for the third time in about two […]


After yesterday’s rant I calmed down. I brought my thoughts back to what really matters. Reflection and review brought me to a quiet place. We all need a quiet place. Especially now, when external forces are attacking us from everywhere. As Bob Dylan once wrote, “You won’t get out of here unscathed.” And, they won’t. […]


The greatest story ever told. Maybe not the greatest, but very close. I’ve been looking for more upbeat thoughts. I heard one yesterday. A friend of mine said that his wife had stage four cancer. Note that word. Had. Usually at that point it’s all over but the funeral. Not this time. Somehow she was […]


See the sky about to rain, broken clouds and rain. Locomotive, pull the train, whistle blowing through my brain. Signals curling on an open plain, rolling down the track again. See the sky about to rain. Some are bound for happiness, some are bound to glory. Some are bound to live with less, who can […]


Sleeping. After working to get ready for Hurricane Sally last night, I went to bed. I slept. I awoke at my usual time. That was nowhere near enough sleep. I did some morning work, walked Sophie and came home. I finished reading the news of that day. Sophie was sleeping on the bed. That looked […]


Testing. This is the third time that I’ve tried designing this post. It doesn’t help to save your work because it is saved in some other format. So, you start over, And, over. Some comments. Anyone who has taken the time to reply to my WordPress-based rants has nothing good to say about the Block […]


Simple. I kept it simple. I saw it. I filled the frame. The pressed the button. I made the photograph. I did almost minimal work in post production. And, I was done. Simplicity is often how you know that you are headed in the right direction. Often they say that anything that is worth doing […]


There are days. And, there are days. Yesterday was one of those days. Quiet. Peaceful. Productive. Then, I learned the truth. The truth about someone I trusted. I was getting submarined by a friend. It took me awhile to figure out why I was walking uphill through thick mud while I was trying to complete […]


Starting the month with something a little peaceful. I have a suspicion that things are going to get much worse before they get better. So, we start with a peaceful picture. Things are going to get worse at every level. Locally, many of the schools opened today. They are woefully unprepared. There is a very […]