We Have The Power

It’s easyTo forgetThe powerThat we haveFilled with Self doubtIt’s howWe usually rollUntilIf by accidentWe rise aboveAnd achieve Our full potentialSurprise!Reach for itIt’s always there

Peace Came in a Dream Last Night

Peace came In a dream Last nightClear as a bellThe sound was smoothLike a soothing celloThree weeksOf MentalAnguishExtinguishedWith just one DreamIt came UponA midnight clearOnce IHad someMental SpaceFar fromThe maddening crowdA cool clear streamWith Cleansing BreathAn Open Mind,Detached:The answer babbled inEffortlessly

Danger Days

It funny, but I’m so used to lockdown – its like I don’t want to come out of my “safe cocoon” – even three weeks after my second shot. I will venture out and go to the gym again soon. That’s my strong defense mechanism and natural yearning for survival. For the last three weeks, I’ve lived a horror at work. It feels “dangerous”,…

First Puppet Theatre Photo Shoot

Its a GREAT day – I’ve worked for months to get to this point. In some ways, today is “Day One” as far as this crazy puppet theatre idea goes. Its all started one afternoon – I had several weird thoughts that came together . . . . . take my music and combine it with creepy puppets – somehow. Video? Still Life Photography?…

Green Apple Man

I’ll retire in 4 years. After 40 years in IT, I still love my job. I was the 127th employee at Oracle, and that was way back in 1984. Tempus Fugit!

Once in a Smoking Blue Moon

This post comes from the “Sometimes the worst things that can happen turn out to be the best that could have happened” file. Work for both of us has been quite grim. Luckily, we both know its only temporary. In my case two bad things have happened in the last two weeks, but I fully expect the second bad thing will more than cancel…

Radio Boat Anchor

Today was interesting. More changes at work, and for some it wasn’t good – but for me it was quite good. Luckily the world is opening back up and there are many jobs out there. The extra work I took on a few weeks ago will be temporary. Then I can get back to 100% fun stuff again.

The Trees Have Eyes!

On my daily bike ride, I stop for water at this tree It’s quite beautiful, actually.

Puppet Theatre Backdrop Drapes and Stage Riser

Its amazing how many things you need to consider when building “miniatures” for a puppet theatre. In actuality, the puppet theatre is my still life photography “set” and maybe even a filming set. The stage “riser” is built and last night, we went to our local Joann Fabric store, which was great fun. This weekend, my wife will teach me how to use her…

Puppet Theatre Lighting

I installed two very cool lighting extension bars that let me hang my photo lights from the ceiling. I had to do that because there just isn’t enough room for lighting stands and the camera tripod. With the lights hanging down, it also means there are no stands to get in the way of the photo. I’ll only have one light on a stand…