Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its fifth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

October 9, 2016

ANNUAL PORTRAIT

... what has become a yearly ritual, c.j. snapped a nice picture of me and my new honda cb500x ... bike is finally fully configured, ready for some serious wanderabouting ... this evening, after danny's ninth-birthday celebration, i did about 100 miles in the dark ... the high-intensity l.e.d. driving lights make cruising at night a rather pleasurable experience ... with these lamps blazing i can see clearly both sides and the center of the road well beyond the bike's stopping distance ...

... halfway down the kimball pond road, just past the little sign that says "not maintained during winter" ...

... me and the honda're starting to become good pals ...

DANNY'S 9TH!

 ... what great joy, to share danny's ninth birthday celebration ... by themselves i'll let my photographs describe this wonderful time, except to list my subjects:  baby grant, walker, megan, emily, lauren, lauren's brother (i forgot his name), tom, and, last but hardly least, nine-year old danny ...

... so, with no further introduction required, "happy birthday, danny" ...


























... i couldn't hear what danny whispered, but thinking of liz and adrien while snapping these photographs i knew that my own wish has come true ...

... happy birthday, danny, and, happy birthday to us all ...