Sony RX-100

Things I love about the Sony RX-100 IV — the camera that is almost always in my pocket: The size. I love that the telephoto lens collapses compactly. Plus? no large buttons sticking out to get snagged on things. Articulating screen. Goes all sorts of directions for low, high shots and self-facing shots. WiFi connection to smartphone. It’s […]


Some Gary Baseman toys in the entryway of Tom & Wendy’s farmhouse. Always a fine greeting before giving the dogs some rubs as they wake up from their naps on the couch.

Stehlin’s Meat Market

To make some Bo Kho (Vietnamese Beef Stew), I needed bone broth. I could’ve used some pre-made stuff, but I was determined to follow the recipe as closely as possible. I pass by Stehlin’s Meat Market every day I drive to the studio and have been curious to stop in. Sure enough, they had some […]

Things I can rely on

The nearly perfect Golden Corral logo will be updated and ruined one day. (Previously) I will not win the lottery, no matter how often I do not buy tickets because I’d rather buy music and feel like an instant winner. The seasonal aisle will most certainly give a shudder of delight and grossness.

Multiple cat formula

First real snow day where schools were delayed and the highways were treacherous.  Worked from home but was happy to have this toy Optrixx Looking Eye on hand to entertain the moments between projects. I was inspired by Richard Alexander Caraballo who did some portraits with this lens modifier. (If you’re trying to find one […]

David Bowie

Not a fan of abbreviation.

It’s cold

It’s cold. Plus also? It snowed.

Mille Bornes

Winter weekends are a good reason to dust off games that’ve been sitting on the shelf too long. Cracked open Mille Bornes and gave it a spin. Honestly don’t think I’d played this French road racing card game for decades, though it was a staple with Canasta and Euchre growing up. The game instructions would benefit […]

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