• Morris

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    When Morris Safford left the convenience store, it was drizzling steadily. He, for some reason, wore only a windbreaker over his thin cotton shirt and a pair of khaki slacks that day. His socks were thick to cushion his poorly-circulating feet, but they were soaking in the wet droplets striking his ankles where the...

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    Bird Walk in the Bosque

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    I enjoyed a nice adventure this morning by joining an Albuquerque photography Meetup group at the Rio Grande Nature Center. We met at the Visitor’s Center parking lot this morning, and then were guided by a staff member on a loop walk north and then south in the Rio Grande Bosque. The main interest...

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    Warped Wall

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    From my afternoon walkabout, messing with manual mode and the light meter. It was the best thing I shot. There is a wooden wall around a residential property near work that is painted like this.

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    I Saw The Light (Meter)

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    After adjustments: f/8, 1/30 second, ISO 100.

    It was a good day at work: quiet, slow progress made on projects. My eating has slipped a little the last two days- sugar has found me a few times more than it should have, including in a raspberry mocha today- but that’s okay. I did have a talk with Tim this afternoon that...

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    Super Blue Blood Moon

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    I got up at 4AM this morning to try and get outside before the super moon started eclipsing and then blood mooning after that. Last night, I laid out everything I thought I needed for the morning on the table in the living room: the camera bag, a portable chair, a tripod, headlamp, mittens,...

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    Shoot for the Moon

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    It’s almost 10, but I am going to try it. I’ll try to get up and get some photos of the super blue blood moon in the early morning. The camera bag is laid out, and a camping chair, and a headlamp, and a coat. My camera does not have the most powerful lens...

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    The Discomfort of Discipleship

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    It is a recurring call, the coaxing of Christ, to constantly forget your follies and to leave yourself for the welfare of those around you. The kingdom of heaven exists on the currency of love alone- a love which is open-handed, unconditional, and which is focused not on the giver, but on the receiver....

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    Second Christmasies

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    It wasn’t a second Christmas celebration actually, but kind of, because today, after we had recently finished off the last of the batch of Christmas-only cookies we had made at the beginning of this month, we had the novel idea of making a few more. So this afternoon I went over to my folks,...

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    A Good Day

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    It was a good full day today. I got up at a good hour and spent a few more of those at Flying Star, posing as a writer, but really mostly watching some old training videos from back in the 1940’s on how to preflight and start up a B-17. Why? I started a...

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    Gratitude

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    Note to Self: Learn to say “Thank You” more. In words. On notes and cards. In posts. On phone calls. Gratitude lifts the eyes and the heart upward and outward. It reinforces happiness, or sparks it if it lacks. It constructs contentment, and celebrates one’s fortunes, not lingering upon deficits. And it reminds us...

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