Monday, July 09, 2007


Work is Great!
There is just too darn much of it.

I reflect upon this thought while relaxing during my summer break. I am blissfully able to sleep late, indulge myself in idle pursuit, and follow my muse for a few weeks before I start the new semester.

To be sure, I love teaching but it strikes me that there is never a good balance between the demands placed upon us and the time we need just to be ourselves. The last year seemed like a whirl of events, deadlines, grading, meetings, and filling out forms.

Stop the merry-go-round, I wanna get off.

Thankfully, we have summer break and I feel renewed or will after I spend some weeks camping in the wild of Colorado and resetting my internal safety valve.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Los Angeles by Moonlight

Link to Picasa Web Albums

I went out last week during a nearly full moon to photograph the backside of Downtown Los Angeles. Accompanying me were two Italian friends, Dario and Federico. We used tripods to steady the cameras and long exposures to capture the light which is why some of the exposures look like, "Day for Night."