The Weekly Snapshot

March 25, 2014 § 1 Comment

Daily photos, March 19-25 (some posted previously, some not):

March Madness: The Slog (and the Weekly Snapshot)

March 18, 2014 § 2 Comments

I’ve fallen behind on my March Madness adventures, mainly because of other commitments and the fact that I didn’t properly think through the enormity of some challenges. I feel like I might squeeze a few more in before the month concludes, but it’s become a struggle to meet a daily goal, at least with the list I put together.

I’ve completed 13 challenges to date. The latest? Writing a poem. More like starting a poem, as I still have a ways to go with it. Frankly, I don’t know what I’m doing.

If I can cross 15-20 challenges off my list by March 31, I’ll be thrilled and better for the experience. In the meantime, I’m relieving the pressure to accomplish something every day, hence maintaining my sanity.

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Daily photos, March 12-18 (some posted previously, some not):

The Weekly Snapshot

March 11, 2014 § 4 Comments

It’s official. I don’t think I’ll ever stop taking a daily photo. Below are March 5-11 (some posted previously, some not):

March Madness: In Writing (and the Weekly Snapshot)

March 4, 2014 § 6 Comments

It’s Day 4 of March Madness (my month-long challenge to try something new or scary every day). I tried tracking down a psychic I’ve heard good things about. No luck. I worked late and didn’t have time to pick up art materials or shop for a new camera or try a new exercise class.

But I did make time to revisit journaling. Many years ago I did it for 30 days, inspired by the exercise as it was outlined in The Artist’s Way. I wanted to return to this habit in order to harness creative ideas and unearth writing topics.

This evening I spent 20 minutes writing freestyle. No objective, just writing nonstop for the time allotted. I’d like to keep this up for the rest of the month, preferably daily, but I’ll settle for tackling it a few times each week.

First words

First words

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I now offer you a week’s worth of daily photos. Documented below are February 26-March 4 (some posted previously, some not):

The Weekly Snapshot

February 25, 2014 § 2 Comments

Daily photos. Documented below are February 19-25 (some posted previously, some not):


Eighteen Years of a Daily Photo (and the Weekly Snapshot)

February 18, 2014 § 4 Comments

I came across this gem today via mental_floss.

I’d like to think I’ll continue taking a daily picture for the rest of my life. Jamie Livingston did it for 18 years, well before digital cameras, using a Polaroid from March 1979 until his death in October 1997. A simple website of every photo taken shows the happy and mundane sides of his life, but the photos of his last year are particularly poignant as he quickly goes from brain surgery, to marriage, to death at age 41.

He was a filmmaker and appeared to live in or near Greenwich Village. Livingston captured some of the newsworthy items of this time via snapshots of the television screen or newspaper headlines (e.g., invasion of Kuwait, O.J. Simpson verdict, Reagan-Carter debates).

I didn’t go through every photo but viewed many, especially those of the city. I yearn to know more about this man, his friends, what happened to his wife, where he lived, the work he produced.

Here are a few favorites, but there are many more (credit: Jamie Livingston via

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I continue to take daily photos as well. As proof, here is February 12-18 (some posted previously, some not):

The Weekly Snapshot

February 11, 2014 § 1 Comment

My photos of the day from February 5-11 (some posted previously, some not) and what each lacks:

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