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Category : General Thoughts

10 Oct 2016

Closing The Year Out Strong… A Brief Reflection On 2016

It’s October. October is here already…!? Fuuuuuuck. Like a lot of people, I expected for 2016 to to my break out year. It started pretty strong with several shoots to get me ahead of my goal of a couple of shoots a month. Then it kinda — fizzled. I lost focus and the hustle disappeared. But, unlike many things I lose interest in, I decided this is too important to let go. I need to work harder. The same happened […]

28 Sep 2016

In Transition And the Re-Re-Reinvention Of An Imagination Moth

So I kinda fell off the wagon. I guess this was expected. This is what happens when I have too many balls in the air. At any point in time, more are going to drop than I can handle and my forward progress gets derailed. The company I work for is in a disaray. My duties have changed — and while it’s a step up — it’s no longer the fresh path I want to follow… or even rewarding. I […]

14 Sep 2016

My Mission To Be More Productive… And The Procrastination Chronicles

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to become more productive and how to generate an income working fewer hours per day. My immediate goal is to double my salary (if not more) before noon every day. That’s what’s rattling around in my head right now. I got this message in my email from Tony at Coach.me and it links to this article that talks about the standard 8 hour work day and how “it takes [us] eight […]

13 Sep 2016

An Idle Mind Is The Devil’s Playground

And the devil is hanging upside down from the monkey bars… Those who know me know that I run at a hundred miles a minute when I am inspired. But when that inspiration burns out, I am quick to abandon ship and search for a new fire. I am rapidly approaching that point. I got out of the gate quickly when it came to re-branding my photography. I am still excited to make it happen but I am having a […]

12 Sep 2016

Shoot Postponement And The Ensuing Letdown

I have a cool shoot scheduled for later today. I am going to join a number of other photographers to shoot models with NFL-themed bodypaint to celebrate the new NFL season. Stoked! Gear packed. Ideas flowing. Research of poses done. Lemme check my email. Wait… What…!? “Today’s shoot has been postponed…” FUCK! There’s nothing to a creative like having creative juices flowing and then having the rug pulled from under you, leaving you flat on your back with the weight […]

07 Sep 2016

Keeping It Going

What do you do when you are trying to build the habit of writing but you haven’t really formulated a complete thought to write on? You keep fuckin’ writing. Something will come to you. And that’s exactly what this post is. Pardon me as I ramble on. I am just practicing the art of habitual writing in an effort to glean some understanding of who I am, how I affect the world around me and how that world around me […]

02 Sep 2016

The Non-Traveler’s Guide To Nowhere

I must admit something a bit shameful — I have not traveled from the east coast. That’s right, I have never been far from the east coast. I have never been up past New York and haven’t been lower than Atlanta since I was 3. The farthest west I have been is Chicago, but I was 10 and only visited for a day or two. I’m 40 now… I’ll be 41 in December. This post came to mind because I […]

30 Aug 2016

The Importance of Practice… And How I Need More Of It

“Practice makes perfect.” How many times have we heard that in our lives. How about, “perfect practice makes perfect”? In my household, my Pops preached “practice makes BETTER,” because you never really practice perfectly or BE perfect. I have lived by that for my entire life… until I got to college. Then… As I have gotten older (…because I am NEVER growing up), and pursued new endeavors, I realize how important practice is. I was that kid who would get […]

29 Aug 2016

A Whole New World

WOW! That’s all I can say about the last month or so. I have met so many amazing, attractive, talented, intriguing, friendly people and been introduced to so many amazing sub-cultures. Cosplay, goth, steampunk, Latin dance. Wow, I am so excited and SO HUMBLED by the words and gratitude of people I have shot. I was almost brought to tears — at work — by a young lady I worked with this past weekend at the DC Bachata Congress. She […]

24 Aug 2016

“I Have The Best Friends” And Other Related Thoughts

If we have just embraced after coffee or I have not spoken to you in forever — I love each and every one of you! I believe I take it for granted, but I have some of the absolute BEST friends in the entire world. Granted, my circle is very small. But my friends are a complete snapshot of who I am. Funny, clumsy, creative, thoughtful, loving, forgetful, introverted, extroverted, sexy, passionate, grumpy, classy, etc., etc., etc. I had another […]