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Endangered Species Day & the San Diego Zoo

May 17, 2019 by
Endangered Species Day & the San Diego Zoo

Today is Endangered Species Day, and I wanted to take a minute to reflect on that via some thoughts and pictures from the San Diego Zoo and it’s sister the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. A Different Sort of Zoo … Continue reading

Tags: caracal cheetah elephant lemur lion owl rhino san diego zoo

Creativity, Social Media & Selection Bias

May 14, 2019 by
Creativity, Social Media & Selection Bias

Where do the ideas of artists come from? It’s an old question, and not surprisingly, different cultures have had different ideas about it. Our modern world loves to talk about the “AH HA!” moment where the lone genius synthesizes a … Continue reading

Tags: art creativity facebook instagram social media

To See a Cheetah Run

May 7, 2019 by
To See a Cheetah Run

Our short time in San Diego was good for many reasons, not the least of which was the San Diego Zoo and it’s sister the Safari Park. Weather permitting, the Safari Park hosts a cheetah run daily. It is something … Continue reading

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Reading in Print, Curators and Book Covers

March 25, 2019 by
Reading in Print, Curators and Book Covers

I read a lot. More precisely, I listen to a lot of audio books, 96 in 2018. Most were not short. Those 96 books included the first four novels of The Expanse (about 2200 pages total), all three available Stormlight … Continue reading

Tags: art book cover dragons reading robots scifi

Teardrop: Redoing the Fender Mounts

March 22, 2019 by
Teardrop: Redoing the Fender Mounts

After some issues on the road, I needed to redo the fenders on my teardrop. I started by buying two new fenders. My original design and the fenders screwed into the steel frame of the trailer underneath using steel brackets. … Continue reading

Tags: anchor fender fixing issues homebuilt rv teardrop

Photo Workshop Planning: A Moment of Clarity

March 4, 2019 by
Photo Workshop Planning: A Moment of Clarity

I was sitting around my dinning room table with a couple of large sheets of paper trying to plan out my workshops and teaching for the next two years. Teaching in Austin, and around the US while living in California … Continue reading

Tags: photography planning. travel teaching workshop

Teardrop: Painting the Interior

February 26, 2019 by
Teardrop: Painting the Interior

During our first trip, I hadn’t painted the interior, but that needed to change. As is normal for me, I found myself in a bit of a rush leading up to my latest trip back to TX. Because I was … Continue reading

Tags: galley hvlp interior paint teardrop

Teardrop: Catching Up From Before the Shakedown

January 28, 2019 by
Teardrop: Catching Up From Before the Shakedown

I’ve already published my blog post about our shakedown camping trip, but I have a bunch more work from right before that, which I have not shared yet. So, this is the post for those photos! The Roof The final … Continue reading

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