Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I want to tell you about an amazing woman. My niece, Melissa. This is Logan's mom. She is 38 on February 1st. Lately she has shown her courage and strength in life to a great degree.

A couple of months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
3 weeks ago she underwent a double mastectomy.
She has had such a good outlook upon everything, that it makes you think twice about yourself, when you get soured because things aren't "going right" for you. She has kept her head up high, and has been persevering through her daily life.  She is a winner, all the way.

On Valentine's day, she begins her chemo-regime. Keep her in your prayers and hearts, if you will.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

new york, new york

Some street photography, circa 1980, taken with a 35mm Mamiya DL500 camera.

3 card Monte game

nodding out on the train

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

memory box

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

new blog to check out

My firiend, Jim, has started a blog, and I would like for you to visit, and maybe follow him.  I'm sure he would follow along with you.  He is new to all this, so please welcome him.  Thanks.

Monday, January 9, 2012

full moon crone

Just fooling around with some clay.  It did not darken in the oven as it usually does, but when I finished curing it, the legs fell off, as did one of her hands, and she cracked midwaist.  Poor old crone!

Friday, January 6, 2012

mild winter

Except for one freezing day a couple of days ago, the weather has been unbelievably mild.  In the 50's today.  Last year at this time we were set for blizzards and such.  Still a couple of months of winter left, so I wonder what will be?  Any snow in the future? 
Here was tonight's sunset.  You can just see how mild a day it was.

Monday, January 2, 2012

some things

Looking forward to some falling snow, and the silent sound that accompanies it. There are only flurries in the forecast for tomorrow, but I trust the snow will come in time. It has been so mild, and it is just now starting to get around the freezing point.

I don't know what to expect from myself this year. Some avenue which would make me a little money, to supplement the Social Security Disability Insurance that I live (barely) on.. Might just have to check the neighborhood paper for something like that. Something way below my capabilities, but not stressful, hopefully.

I'm thinking about resuming a healing career ..... holistic, that is, but I don't hardly know where to start with that. I don't want to treat out of my apartment, and traveling may be hard without a car, unless the people were local. I'm not sure I'm up for it, either.

Anyway, there should be other things, too. Like starting on the second draft of my novel.

Today, Evie mentioned starting to work in a new media ... and that struck a chord... I'd like to explore different ways of making dolls and such.

I'd like to visit my mom more often, and the same goes for my sister, niece and grand-nephew.

I want to do something that surprises me this year. Something good.

I want my camera fixed so I can start shooting a lot more often.

Meanwhile, here's a pic of the little guy sleeping on new year's day, with his Barney in tow. Taken by my niece on her phone.

morning sunrise

I have been up all night and the sun just rose a little while ago.  I have a north-west view, so don't see the sunrise, but I caught some of the color it brought to the sky on my side.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Wishing everyone here a very happy and healthy 2012.  I brought in the new year with my friend, evie, pretty quietly, but we made noise at midnight, to chase away the old and bring in the new.

I hope this year brings a lot of good things.  I hope I get my Nikon camera fixed this year, too!!