Staycation photos

When work slows down after a busy season, everyone tries to take a little time off. When work slowed down just in time for my birthday, I was ready for a little time off. I didn’t make any plans for this vacation, a nice stretch of nine days off, I just wanted to have some … More Staycation photos

Baseball and sunsets

Earlier this week, I ran past Hadlock Field in Portland. I stopped jogging and paused my Garmin, spending a second to look at the stadium and dream of warm summer nights of baseball. The statue of the team’s mascot, Slugger, in front of the stadium holds a sign. On that day it read, “Think Spring. … More Baseball and sunsets

Rookie mistake

Driving around town, doing errands this afternoon, I really wanted to go for a run. I’m slowly working my way back after some arthritis-induced inflammation in my knees put me on the shelf for a few months, and I’m still dealing with some aches and pains. My knees are so, so much better than they … More Rookie mistake

So much snow

I’m no fan of winter. Anyone who knows me, has heard me bitch about my distaste for cold weather and my extreme dislike of snow. I really have no use for it. It is cold and wet. It makes driving dangerous. It makes running, heck even walking, an injury waiting to happen. It steals my … More So much snow

Drawing inspiration

I don’t have cable, so when I’m home and want to chill out by watching television, I spend a lot of time watching YouTube. Lately, though I haven’t always acted on it, I’ve drawn a lot of creative inspiration from the platform. I subscribe to a ton of photographers and filmmakers, not only because I … More Drawing inspiration

Keep taking pictures

In my earliest memories of Martin family gatherings I always see my grandfather with a camera around his neck. I don’t really remember Pop taking pictures, but he must have because we have books and boxes full of pictures from days at the beach, playing in the leaves, lining up at a buffet table at … More Keep taking pictures