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 seventh 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.

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January 2, 2014

iPAD & OLYMPUS

... for christmas Sarah, Gordy, Liz, Adrien, and Mike & Beth gave me an iPad Mini ... I've been thinking of using one in combination with my little Olympus camera for my motorcycle wanderabouts, so it was a most pleasant surprise ...

... for the past week i've been experimenting ... i've learned how to import both .jpg and camera raw files into the device, what turns out to be a pleasantly simple process using a tiny USB dongle ... after much trial and error i've found snapshot to be my favorite editing program ... now i'm in the process of figuring out how to bring images into my journal while retaining all the formatting options available when i use my desktop computer to post ...


... this is one of the pictures i took last week while walking back up to town after parking my car down by the river ... those of you who interface using Facebook will have seen a few of these that i posted directly from the iPad ...


... here's one i snapped this afternoon when i went for a walk to deliver some pictures to a client ... 


... and another from one of my parking lot strolls ...



... still much to figure out ... workaround to a lot of the limitations of the iPad is to create my journal postings in the blogger app, then format them using the web version of the program ... and, i'm sure some of you will be greatly amused by this, i've still not figured out how to turn off the autocorrect feature ... !!! ...