Life, International

“To see life; to see the world; to eyewitness great events; to watch the faces of the poor and the gestures of the proud; to see strange things – machines, armies, multitudes, shadows in the jungle and on the moon; to see man’s work – his paintings, towers and discoveries; to see things thousands of … More Life, International

Free Culture

For anyone in the Los Angeles area, today is FREE ADMISSION day at a long list of museums. While there are many that are free normally or on certain days or weeks each month, today’s the day to get out and enjoy some culture, art, and history. So get on it, LA! A friend and I … More Free Culture

Aged Paper

There is a unique scent that comes with old books and their pages, the loss of which I fear as we lean more and more towards a digital medium. Only in the last 6 months have I accepted occasionally reading on my phone or iPad. I will always prefer the printed page. Tactile, scented, purposeful. Possibly … More Aged Paper

Love of Learning

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I’m reminded almost daily now that academia is where I belong and want to be. Between photography challenges, personal goals, reminiscing with friends, and attempting to recover the lost archives of a dead hard drive, I felt this fitting. … More Love of Learning

Shepherd’s Bake Off

The adventures in dinner pie baking haven’t ceased. Last night a bake off ensued between myself using the recipe in Ken Haedrich’s book (Dinner Pies) and my mother with her own recipe from memory. We had mixed reviews. Her recipe is probably one of the most simple and straight forward possible. There’s little prep other … More Shepherd’s Bake Off