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My Blog - Inspired By My Pictures

Years ago I heard the advice, "Don't take pictures while on vacation, just focus on the experience."  This turned out to be terrible guidance for me.  In my late 30s I started taking more pictures.  This activity helps to cement memories that would otherwise be lost whether on vacation or just going somewhere on the weekend.  In this blog I share the memories and stories inspired by my pictures.  


At lunch I realize the condiments got mixed together

In a metal Chipotle meat tub

I grab an old, plastic, squeeze bottle intent on saving everything

Scooping the contents together

Then proudly watch the flavors separate

Ketchup on the bottom

Mustard next

Then mayonnaise

And at the top the pepper juice from a Steak and Shake jar

When I squirt everything out

It mixes perfectly on top of my burger

Once a success, always a success




Asleep at the bar

I keep an eye on the unusual couple in the corner

A fetching and vexing woman

An inappropriate man trying to take advantage of her

Repeated escape attempts are abandoned

As they lose each other in bypassing conversation

Erratic ringing of cellphones

Break the occasionally rising tension

Their drinks grow thicker in the awkwardness that never heals

He grows more restless as the evening's metronome

Drive them forward and beyond

Her victory is dawn's discovery

Satisfied I peel myself from my seat

And head home



They're all too long

Short creativity is the name of the game

Waking up alone

To the quiet and cold faucet water

Praying to the telephone for someone to help

My love

Gardening the hair of a daughter



Golden shallow eyes say happy birthday

Is it physical or mental

Pretending to be more than is

Pristine surroundings house the dawn light

Planned stubble worried over technology

Always expensive

Unempathetic hardware

Another name for human

History spills out

As it always has

Pale skinned violence that may be a malfunction

Apologizing for adaption

My family reunited

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