Monthly Archives: September 2013

Grammar Oddities, Part One

Weird grammar. In the English language there are exceptions to every rule, and then, some of the rules are just weird. Today we are going to take a break from photography to talk about some oddities of grammar. Some are … Continue reading

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Blog Photography 101- Part Two, Contrast

I’m not a photographer, but when I started this blog, I decided that I wanted the pics to be as “me” as the words.  So they are.  To encourage more of my fellow bloggers to take advantage of the digital … Continue reading

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The Animal

A writing prompt and the first signs of autumn inspired me to give you all a little early Halloween present. The Animal Branches grab at her legs as Tina sprints down the little-used trail. The thick forest suspends the trail … Continue reading

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Blog Photography 101- Part One

Taking decent pictures for your blog is easier than you think. Recently, I received a few comments that surprised me.  Several people thanked me for helping them feel brave enough to post some of their own pictures.  Good for them! … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Patterns, they are all around us. In everything we see, in everything we do. From the glass and beams in a fancy building, to the petals of a flower, to the structure in abusive relationships that drives abusers to hurt, … Continue reading

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Rejection.  What a grim and depressing idea.  The word itself seems cold and desolate.  Whether you are an actor auditioning for a favorite role, or a single guy with a crush on the woman in the next cubical, no one … Continue reading

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Blogging Tips

Blogging tips This morning I received a notification that my blog was going to be featured on freshly pressed. I’m not going to act all cool about it. I was so excited that I went and woke up my fiancé … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

I read the WordPress’ photo challenge for this week, a theme of what “inside” means to you, and I came across this picture. This picture perfectly describes my view of inside. Inside can certainly mean home, safety, and haven. To … Continue reading

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Bad Writing Advice

Like all professions, and especially in the arts, when you participate there is always a plethora of people and even masters of creation who have loads of advice to give the uninitiated. Veritable loads of advice.  Some of it useful, … Continue reading

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Back Home in Indiana, Part 3- Haunted Bridges

While I love Indy, and enjoy taking pictures of downtown on my daily walk to work, when I think of Indiana, the city is not what comes to mind. Not even my home town of Plainfield is what appears in … Continue reading

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