Midnight oil

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Working on the weekend

Back home

Saturday, October 20, 2018

I shouldn’t have left that last post dangling for so many days.

Mom came home with her heart back in rhythm after a week in the hospital.

Family pulled together and made sure she was never alone through her stay.

Now we sort through the path ahead, grateful and focused.

We know more than we did before.

Our love and commitment to each other is strong.

We are setting new goals, paying more attention and honoring the moment.

As for the kitty? She was in for a visit and I was able to spend the evening with friends, celebrating a birthday with a good meal.

There was more than just good this day, there was wonderful.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Been here with a loved one since Saturday.

Every day some new tests.

No conclusive answers.

Waiting is always the hardest part.

She’d rather be tending to her garden.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band touring their new album at Shake It Records.

Tram Tour through Spring Grove

Spring Grove has tram tours that happen a few times each month with a variety of different topics. Mom and I did a ‘History and Heritage’ tour and quite enjoyed learning about how the cemetery came to be, facts about notable residents, monuments, mausoleums and the trees.

Highly recommended. My only advice is to call way in advance to reserve a spot.

Postnote: This is the first time I favored photos from my phone (iPhone XS) over the dedicated camera I brought this afternoon (Sony RX100). It helped we had great light, but still? Wowsers.

Hi Mom!

A really big ginkgo tree.

Each person got a binder full of history on the tour to follow along. Yay. Also? I’d love to find this original photograph of these architects.

There’s no hands on the clock because time doesn’t matter to the residents here.

So many things

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dinner with friends, including baby’s first nacho.

Celebrating a coworkers birthday for a cool minute.

Seeing our panoramas printed next to the original that lives in the library. (Info)

In the same room? The smallest book in the library.

Off to another friend’s birthday later in the night.

Only after I mistakenly went in to the neighbor’s party next door, complete with belly dancer.

An evening in OTR

Friday, September 28, 2018

Final Friday means things are happening downtown in Over the Rhine. Stopped by We Have Become Vikings to pick up a few prints. Enjoyed meeting Matt (above left), having a brew and shooting the breeze with him and Jason.

Then it was off to Indigo Hippo to look at the opening of a show that paired photography between separate folks called “Frame of Reference.”

Tintypes by Keith Klenowski

Keith Klenowski has been experimenting with tintype photographs in his backyard.

It’s a fascinating process, coating the rectangle of tin with collodial liquid and then silver photographic emulsion. After exposing the plate he develops it right on the spot with a darkroom in a box. A few minutes after the shoot? You’re looking at the photograph.


When showing these images to my mom she lamented I wasn’t smiling.

View a few more photos from the morning shoot.