Ya know. I think I’ve just about run my course here…
It’s been fun, but I’ve neglected this blog so much especially in the last year. What used to be a regular hangout for me has become full of dust and cobwebs. Family, work and photography get all my attention now. I just don’t have the energy or want for this blog any more.
It’s been a good run. Maybe I’ll revive Blue Lyon at some point (or better, start a new blog), but for now it is good-bye.
You can keep up with me on Facebook or keep an eye on my photography over at The Neophyte Photographer.
Thanks for sticking with me through the years.
I am considering, once again, for real this time, retiring this blog. It’s been an interesting seven-and-half-year run, but my need to vent my spleen on a regular basis has diminished. Perhaps a new incarnation? Dunno. I really think I’d just rather be taking photographs.
I’ve posted three comments on blogs I’ve commented on before and been put into moderation in all of them. I’m starting to get a complex.
Is it my breath?
First off, my apologies. Between work, family, Reno Freethinkers, and my photography this house has been sorely neglected. Excuse me while I brush away the cobwebs.
The fact of the matter is, I’m not quite sure what to do with this space anymore. Commenting on politics feels like beating a dead horse. Maybe more “My Life” stories and less “OMG look what the hell they’ve gone and done now” posts?
I mean, I’d much rather work on learning how to shoot good photographs.
Daughter and her Sweetheart
That includes portraits of the critters.
Seriously, how does a photographer resist this just so she can comment on the latest faux outrage?
Isn’t this far more interesting than what foot Mitt Romney stuck in his mouth today?
Statue outside the Bill Raggio Building at UNR.
Isn’t witnessing the sheer unadulterated joy your pups get from playing with their favorite toys better than just about anything?
Buddy playing catch
Nina the whirlwind
I honestly don’t recognize this country. So, basically, you can be strip-searched for any little thing, even for a ticket you’ve already paid.
The decision is a defeat for civil liberties groups and a New Jersey man who was strip-searched twice after he was stopped on a highway and taken to jail over an unpaid fine.
Albert Florence was held for six days and finally released when he showed the fine had already been paid before he was arrested. He then sued county jail officials for violating his privacy and subjecting him to a humiliating strip search.
Short of leaving the country, I really am at a loss.
As you may have noticed, blogging here has slowed down to a trickle. Real life calls, and then there’s that other thing I’m hooked on. Between my class and my 365 project, it takes up a lot of my free time.
Insomnia is my companion these days too. Don’t know why, but it seems I can’t drag my ass to bed much before midnight these days, regardless of what time I’m required to be up.
I’m sure that’s contributing to my mood today.
That, and other shit that I thought settled a long time ago.
I’m considering bringing on a guest blogger. I’ve extended the invitation and even gotten some posts in response, and yet I hesitate. This is my place, neglected though it is at the present time.
Maybe the juices will start flowing again.
I don’t know.
Lighting class assignment © Carissa Snedeker
Tomorrow. I’ll have something for you tomorrow. Maybe. It is a work and school day so I may not find the time, but I’ll try. After all, it’s crazy out there isn’t it? So much to comment on and yet I can hardly find the words. I’m just beyond astounded.
I’m off to reread John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state. I’d send it to Rick Santorum, but obviously he is unable to read for comprehension.
In the meantime I’m still taking pictures and getting to know many fabulous photobloggers, still doing Freethought stuff, and making plans for the Reason Rally.
Really. I love this blog.
Raising My Rainbow‘s latest: Parenting Lessons from Brangelina
That’s what is hard for some people to understand about the way that we have come to parent. There are people who feel like we should be helping C.J. to conform more and follow his instincts less. I won’t do it. I’m here to love him, not change him. He’s free to be who he was created to be – short of breaking the law and harming others. I’m trying my hardest to be what C.J. needs so that he can grow into the very best version of himself.
It’s too much for me. Really. I can’t find the words to express my complete and utter disbelief at what is passing for the Republican Party. I thought things couldn’t get any worse than the Clinton years when the Republicans went completely around the bend with their endless investigations and faux outrage. I was wrong.
I can’t believe these fools aren’t being laughed off the national stage. If the guy at the counter at the local diner was saying some of the shit these idiots are, sane people would quietly ignore him. They most certainly would not give him a microphone and a column in the local paper.
If you want to see what I’ve been up to, check out The Neophyte Photographer. Making photographs seems far more productive than bemoaning the current state of U.S. politics.
I’ll have to write about something else, I suppose.
In the meantime, Sweetie and I will be celebrating a belated Valentine’s Day at the newly re-opened La Vecchia tonight.
Looking forward to a three-day weekend too.
PS – Who saw Jon Stewart give Arne Duncan a good grilling the other night?
When I go into my WordPress dashboard, it keeps reminding me that this is my “primary” blog, but lately I’ve been far more faithful to The Neophyte Photographer. I’m twenty-six days in to my 365 project.
Right now photography seems so much more compelling than writing, but I’ll be back this weekend. I’ve got a couple of things I’ve been mulling. Until then, feel free to have a look-see over at my other place.
Speaking of photography, the instructor for the lighting class I’m taking at UNR is Jeff Ross, a successful commercial photographer here in Reno. Check out his blog for a sample of some of his work. Amazing.