5th of July

The Lowe's Foods Shopping Center in Morehead City North Carolina is not Doing Too Well, Economically Speaking, as All the Development is Out on the Highway, Kind of Exactly like what Happened in Wilson, NC, and Hundreds of other Cities and Towns

Front of the roll.  I've seen elsewhere that that is a popular tag for posts.  Shame I never thought of it.  Too late now!

baby's birthday party

well heck, Boy and Baby's birthday party.  Combo parties for all for ever.  Baby didn't stuff cake into her face.  She is very delicate.  The cake was also gluten free.  Boy ate his about as neatly as he eats anything.  There was a good turnout.  We greatly appreciated everyones company.


P thought going to our 9 year college reunion would be a good idea and it was.  The campus is still unbelievable.  The class that graduated a year ahead of us was pretty fun.  It was hotter than Africa the day of, with shade a hot commodity.  The salmon bake was ill-timed.  I settled for a burger, re-heated. The drink tickets were plentiful.  We parked up by Ponderosa Hall, which I remembered for some reason.  We used to skateboard from the top of the campus to the bottom, and that was good fun back then.  We walked along that route for a while.  Then we barged the Manor House.
There was live music, but they mercifully took a break right when we got there.  I don't recall if they ever started back up or not.  There were lots of activities.  I almost got babies face painted to be a kitten, but the drink tickets weren't flowing that freely.  There was a mini-water gun fight.  I was loading up at this little pool and spied a Marine Corps tattoo on the gentleman opposite me filling up. He knew the best way to re-fill water-pistols (hold it under water and pull the trigger like you're surrounded by hostiles).  I tried being his ally in the fight.  Just don't mess with Marines when there are any class of pistols involved is a pretty good mantra.  There was a photo-booth. Baby and I did one solo, then the whole family for one.  It was digital trash but fun nonetheless.
I hope that lots of my old chums come out next year for our 10 year reunion but won't be too heartbroken if no one does.  Enough people are getting married these days that you see folks often enough, seems like, biannually at the least.  P and I are also discussing a possible brief east-coast residency, which would put us in the same time zone as some hall of fame caliber people (Obama, Jay Z, Rudy Giuliani, etc), probably freeing up the opportunity to scoff and make an excuse and skip the whole thing altogether while simultaneously (spelled that right on the first go, booyeah!) planning a short weekend in the city, whichever one. The only professor I miss is now a professor emeritus (retired), but he taught B&W photography so that's like teaching latin, almost.  Right?  I forgot to invite him to my photo show.  He had come to the previous one.  Dangit.  Well no matter because it was a color show, and that's passing passion for either of us.


faulkner neon

This is one version.  I was able to get the 6x6 loaded with some slide film and get this shot-- it was a little more difficult than I had imagined because of spacial constraints (as always right?).  So this is like a sneak peak of the inevitable poor exposure to come!

Edit: Referring to this past adventure!

Southern Lights



I have got to get me one of those Guggenhein Fellowships, right? Would love to see everyone there Friday!



From St. Helens


just trying for interesting artifacts


picking my spots

Each of our last three apartments have had a spot with great light--- here in this house in the afternoons, the backyard at the last place, and right by the bar and the back porch from over on 19th.  Light coming through the window is a real priceless thing.


brother and gramps

well, off to google "blogger sepia tone black and white WHAT THE...."

rocky top


scenes from home

Spring ride

God knows where the family was but I took a bike ride on a Saturday.  It's been a gorgeous spring here.
This is every picture from the ride!