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Back from a great weekend in Los Angeles

May 20, 2008  ·  Category: Personal, Photos

I had a fantastic time in Los Angeles this past weekend. I spent Thursday and Friday nights with Kylae, collaborating on a delicious batch of chilaca bowls, decimating the Santa Monica stairs, and reflecting together on life, love, and how to make it through those rougher spells. Saturday afternoon, I drove to Belvedere Junior High School, where my grandfather, Walter Zabriskie, had been principal in the 1960s. His former students had asked if he could attend their reunion. And by virtue of the fact that he has lived to the age of ninety-eight, his answer could be "yes"! Even though Belvedere ...

Flickr Updates

December 17, 2007  ·  Category: Photos

I just updated my Flickr account with some new photos. I also added a Flickr badge to my right sidebar. I particularly like my photo of the plane wing from our flight to Tampa this Thanksgiving. I'd show it here, but at the moment I can't figure out how to embed a Flickr photo into this blog post.

Don’t Believe Your Eyes (When You’re at the Newsstand)

July 27, 2007  ·  Category: Current Events, Photos

Learn what any Photoshop expert already knows. I know how to do many of these tricks, but I always find it ridiculously time-consuming. I'm sure the real experts get much quicker at it, but I still got a chuckle out of their admonition: "Do not compare yourself to someone who has gone through twenty hours of retouching." Sometimes it's a fun twenty hours! And part of what's most fun is striving for the convincing illusion of realness ... the very thing that can be harmful when it comes to women's self-images. So kudos to whoever put together this little demonstration.

Woodland Home

June 28, 2007  ·  Category: Photos, Reviews

Wow, this looks like a beautiful, cozy home to live in.

The Chapel Hill Mafia Returns from Peru

June 4, 2007  ·  Category: Personal, Photos

Joe Duarte is back from his two-week trip to Peru, and has posted some great notes from his trip. He begins: I've been back for a couple of days, and only now am I starting to feel normal and rested. The four-day trek up the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu was awesome. It was a full service guided trek, with porters, cooks, and all. The company provided the tents, sleeping pads, and all the meals. For an extra $15, they rented sleeping bags. They also provided a personal porter service, which I did not elect. Bad move. Almost everyone paid for ...

Photo with My Father, Circa 1978

September 17, 2006  ·  Category: Personal, Photos

Kathy came across this photo in a box yesterday. I'm simply captivated by it. My parents' divorce, when I was two, left me with a near-mystical appreciation for my father, a deep feeling of his indescribable value in my universe. This photo captures that connection between us pretty well.

Those Photos on the Left

March 31, 2006  ·  Category: Personal, Photos

Regarding the photos on the left sidebar: It's a collection of photographs I've taken, photos I've had taken, or snapshots of friends who are especially dear to me. Mostly shots that I took, unless I'm in the photo. Originally, I created the sidebar photo montage to be one large repeating background image, but the file size was prohibitively high (260K) -- so now I've divided the photos across three separate background images that are randomly chosen each time you visit a new page. Since it's a background, your web browser will cache the image for any given page; so if you're trying ...

More Photos of the Cats

April 15, 2004  ·  Category: Photos

I've been meaning for a while now to post my most recent photos of the cats, Zack and Adobe. I finally pulled it together tonight this morning. I should break the habit of staying up so late when Kathy goes out of town.... But it's nice to catch up on blogging. Enjoy the new cat photos!

Hot Air Balloon Photos

February 28, 2004  ·  Category: Photos

I've been meaning for some time to post a link to my photos from the hot air balloon ride that Kathy and I took last fall in a friend's balloon, aptly named Levity. Enjoy.

Photos from Big Sur

February 12, 2004  ·  Category: Photos

I've uploaded my photos from last weekend's trip with Damian and Andrew to Big Sur, California.