In 2006 I launched a site on blogger, moved over to WordPress, and then decided to explore my own space via this domain. In early 2013 I lost almost every post I’d ever written on this blog. I retrieved an archive and realized the universe had done me a favor. Throughout my writing career I have been prone to dabbling in work that, frankly, I’d call mediocre. However, some pieces I’m happily revisiting because they illustrate my emotions, my love of family, and a yearning for community.
I’ve been hesitant to change the name of this blog because the idea of documenting what a global citizen thinks seems appropriate for any age and time. My idealism has receded, but my own curiosity is still something I cherish. This site will capture the best of those moments that unfold.
I purchased my first camera, a Canon SLR, in 2001. Before that, I used a point and shoot film camera to photograph my suburban life: backyard boogies, concerts, late-night drinking at the park. Today I use an iPhone and my Canon EOS 7D. Occasionally I will use a Fuji Instax Wide.
This blog will try to do a few things.
- Recalibrate my voice.
- Establish a (small) community of people who like to think about how music affects them, how photography empowers our state of being, how cities can be better places to live.