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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
I took the photo. Did a little clean up in Lightroom. And I have a picture I would have missed if I had felt I needed the exact tool to capture it.
This was a good lesson for me. Seize the moment!
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
I was in the Portland airport on the first leg of my Thanksgiving journey. I was gathering my things from the post TSA-inspection ramp, when I noticed a black bag. I knew it belonged to the gentleman who had been in front of me. I looked over and there he was getting the rest of his things together. “Didn’t you have a black bag?” I asked. “Oh yes,” he said with a look of panic on his face and went over to the river of bags coming down the ramp.
I went on to re-organize my stuff and re-shoe my feet. He found me to thank me. “I would have been in trouble if I’d forgotten my bag,” he said with great relief painted all over his face. I told him I was happy it worked out and wished him a safe journey.
A few minutes later, while in the restroom by the sinks, I saw a boarding pass on the floor. I pointed it out. And a woman, who had just turned to leave, realized it was hers. Another look of relief and thanks. Another wish for a safe journey.
I continued on my way feeling like a super-heroine.
Nice story, but it really began earlier. My decision to go on this trip was last minute. There were many reasons why I shouldn’t have gone, but the desire to see family overcame all obstacles. I almost wasn’t there at the Portland airport at those crucial moments. Most likely the man with the black bag and the woman with the boarding pass would have been fine, but it’s probable that their days wouldn’t have gone as smoothly.
I love stories like this where lives intersect. I guess I would call them “It’s a Wonderful Life” moments. Yes, Clarence, we all have a role to play.
Do you have a story to tell? Tell us about it.
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
felt like summer
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Sunday, March 11th, 2012
I love this picture. I think what makes it so interesting is the out of focus background. Sure the flower is beautiful and it would make a nice photo on it’s own. But it’s that background that changes everything. My eye moves to the yellow spot and makes me wonder “what is it, what’s going on back there”. It opens up my imagination to all kinds of possibilities.
The essence of this picture depicts how to lure your audience in and get them engaged in your presentation or video. Use content that makes them think. Don’t spoon-feed them, let them figure things out for themselves. They’ll enjoy what you have to say much more. Keep them engaged with a sense of mystery.
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
I love music. Not just like, but love music. Any genre really – opera, bebop, pop, alt country. Beethoven string quartets, McCoy Tyner, Sheryl Crow, Baaba Maal, Joni Mitchell, Amos Lee, Zucchero, Gotan Project, The Decemberists. I am one general music slut. If it is possible, I have music playing. Even when I work. Especially when I work. Do you work with music playing? Is loud music even better? Do you think that the type of music you are listening to influences the outcome of your work? Or is the opposite true: Does what you are doing influence the kind of music you listen to? Does music help or hurt your momentum and focus. Is there a genre that works better for you in specific situations? What about working and watching tv – or at least having it playing in the background? TV is crazy making for me – nothing accomplished with its sound track of life droning on in the background. But for you? Just curious as always….