Do you walk? I’ve been walking most of my life. I’m pretty good at it now. “…the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” Thoreau When I was a kid I’d sneak out of my house after my parents were asleep to roam the neighborhood. Long into my living in urban … More Life’s a Path. Walk it.
It’s been a year since my last post. Over that time I contemplated why. It wasn’t a lack of ideas, I get ideas all the time, filling notebooks, scribbling on scraps of paper. I took lots of notes, but I wasn’t taking action. A big stumbling block for a lot of us. Professional motivators make … More Motivation Creation
I did a post about respect and responsibility, Manners Matter, which included a video, Good Behavior, featuring Sam. One segment, Tolerate, was about Sam meeting a mouse on the beach. People asked about the amazing wizarding powers involved in not only capturing the mouse and persuading it to sit with Sam, but, in preventing Sam from devouring the … More Manners Matter, Part 2: Sam and the Mouse
These days, when it seems people are more divided than ever, respect and responsibility toward others matters. Mr. Sammy learned early on that cooperation and tolerance creates a happy life. Leadership involves showing others the way with your own good behavior via mentoring and motivating. This is an assignment for my Media 145 class, to … More Manners Matter
Geri’s oldest of three sons, Jett, took his own life in 2015. In doing this video I’ve discovered that many families have suffered the trauma of suicide, mine included. Love and support from family, friends, and a good dog, has helped Geri to soldier on with life. She is one of the most remarkable people I’ve … More Good Dogs Doing Good / An Inspiring Story About Living with Loss
This assignment for my Media 115 class, Introductory Video, was to create five ten second videos using various basic techniques in combination with different concepts. I love storytelling and relished the challenge to tell a story in ten seconds. I used Adobe Premiere Pro, a Canon G15 and various locations around the Olympic Peninsula. My dog, Sam, graciously … More Creativity in Motion
This is an assignment for my Media 115 class, an introductory video class, as I continue my pursuit of a multi media degree. Our task was to create a short video based on a theme. At first I had the idea of combining images of Buddhas and other religious icons that would culminate in a … More Birds in the Sky and the Creative Process
The best kind of power is free and requires little effort, at least physically. People might think money and influence are needed to wield power. Or, that having lots of money gives you the power of getting anything you want. The satisfaction of desires. But, I think the most effective power is Joy. You could call it … More Unleash the Power of Joy
Among all the important things I’ve learned as a photographer, one stands out: T a k e t h e p h o t o n o w ! This has become my mantra. At times I’ve told myself, I’ll come back later because: The light isn’t right. Right now I’m tired, bored, lazy, uninspired (fill … More Why You Should Take the Photograph Now
One day, while on a walk, my mind was turning over thoughts, like rocks being polished in a tumbler. Repetitious thoughts, creating a lot of noise in the head that distracted from being Present. They were kind of a downer, too. Then, I realized I was looking down at the ground while all this thinking was … More It’s Looking Up!