All Shall Love Me and Despair #photoaday #project365

148 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Center of Attention. I thought of setting up something for a shot to represent “center of attention,” but then I thought, “Nah. There’s only one center of attention in this house.” Mowgli is 12 now. In human years, he’d have his AARP card, and people would embarrass him […]

May’s End Resolutions

I’ve always thought I’d be better off making resolutions at the end of the school year rather than at the end of the calendar year. If I have a resolution, summer is really my only chance for doing anything about it. Such is the life of a teacher. I’ve been thinking about what I said […]

Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell

35 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I listened to the audio version of Unfamiliar Fishes, and I’m so glad I did. Sarah Vowell reads it herself. She has the perfect voice to match the dry wit of her book. And that’s not even the best part. She has a cast of other […]

Five Minutes from Blue Bubblegum Cream #photoaday #project365

146 of 365. Our Daily Challenge — Five minutes from home. This Sno Biz (snow cone stand) is a five minute drive from my house. I’m pretty sure I could go five minutes in any direction during the height of summer and find one. I haven’t stopped for a snow cone in years, though. Now […]

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

34 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. I don’t know why I’m just now getting around to reading The Road. I’ve had a copy of it sitting on my shelf for several years. I knew it would be wonderful. I knew it would be terribly and beautifully memorable. I also expected it to […]

Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

33 of 52 in my 2011 book blogging challenge. Bryan Peterson’s Understanding Exposure is truly one of the best guides for getting started in “real photography.” If you want to be a digital photographer, and you don’t have any other photography books, get this one. Once you’ve mastered what Peterson has to teach here, you […]

Birds of a Feather #photoaday #project365

145 of 365. 71 in my Cranes for Hope project. Our Daily Challenge — In the pink. Crane #70 was a late entry for yesterday’s challenge — Adventure. Sometimes adventures land you in a tight spot. Cranes 72 and 73 are alternate shots for today’s challenge — in the pink.