Sunday

こんばんは。This evening I went to see The Shape of Water. I enjoyed it quite a bit, especially the setting of America in the early 60’s. The style was so cool back then! The movie itself was interesting, the good guys were likable, and the villain was despicable. And it was …

Freezing and a Movie

こんばんは。How’s it going? Today was another cold one – in fact, this was the coldest morning here that we can remember! At 7am I took Koa to school and when we left the garage, the car’s outside temperature gauge was at 50° and we watched the number quickly drop all …

Crispy Karaage

こんばんは。How’s it going? Well, the freeze hit us overnight and the roads were treacherous so we all had a snow day today. I pretty much shut myself in the home-office with the doors closed which works out nicely because I have a portable heater that I like to use to …

Before the Freeze

こんばんは。 The imminent freeze has been in the forecast since last week, but I was genuinely surprised that the weather models were so accurate! As I type this, the temperature is at 40° F and dropping, the wind is howling, and the rain is coming down. All schools have been canceled …

Readily Available

こんばんは。How’s it going? Today’s photo is of the notebooks that are on my work desk. I was chatting with a friend about journaling and writing in notebooks, and I thought about the barriers that prevent me from writing more. And by writing, I don’t mean writing stories or the great …

Enjoy Shooting

こんばんは。How’s it going? I watched a great video by Kevin Mullins in which he talks about simplifying the photographic process. I agree with a lot of what he says and his idea of letting the camera do most of the work, and you just concentrate on seeing the scene. He …

Snow?

こんばんは。How’s it going? Well, the cold weather continued today, but I wasn’t expecting to get any snow. ❄️ It was just 81° F the other day, for goodness sakes! But snow it did, and it was actually pretty fun. When I went to pick up Koa from school at 5:30 …