Quotes

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. – Mother Teresa There is in every…

Family History

Reading genealogy records. My 5x great grandmother was born in 1775 in South Carolina, moved to Texas at some point, and lived to her late 80s at least….

Pembroke Table

A little while back, we stumbled across a table at a salvage yard (Community Forklift) that looked rough, but had a nice structure to it. It had seen…

Bobbin Leg Table

The latest project, that’s been floating around for a month or two. We found this table at Community Forklift, and thought it was great. At a glance, it…

Election Results

If Tuesday night on the streets near the white House was about every protest group wanting to spread their message, Saturday afternoon has become about every individual, every…

Dream Job

For a long time, my dream job has been as a presidential photographer. I think my best photos are the ‘capture the moment’ images. Wether it’s long slow…

Shayla and Abbey

Election

On the morning of January 20, 2016, I made a public post that upset some of my more liberal friends. I called out what I thought was unhelpful…

Banks

In the vein of my posts about companies that have worked really well and/or really poorly for me: I was a Bank of America customer for about 20…

Renaissance Faire

Abbey and I went to the Maryland Renn Faire a couple times again this summer. It’s always a fun day  of hanging out with friends (in costume). Maryland’s…

Lake Anna

I recently went on vacation with Abbey and friends. An annual trek to a lakefront house in the wilds of Virginia, for a long weekend of swimming and…

Vanguard

Last weekend, Abbey and I went out to Vanguard. I think it was the first club night we’d been to since Spellbound shut down. Nice seeing some friends,…

Abbey

Mom

Yesterday morning, my mother, Catherine Calder, passed away. Although she was being treated for something at the time, I think it was all her health problems of the…

Stock Photos

Interesting … Getty Images—probably the biggest supplier of stock photography—has updated their submission requirements to ban the retouching of photos for the sake of making the model look…

Christensen

Mirror Mirror

I have a dresser in my bedroom that has been in the family for a while. I’m told my uncle used it as a boy, which makes it…

Innauguration

Donald Trump will be my President. And he will be your President. And saying otherwise will make you sound no better than the petulant parents who kept their…

Why Trump?

I am mystified by the relative success of Trump’s campaign. I can understand he’d have some amount of support. He’s been a media personality for 30 years. He’ll…

Maryland Renaissance Fair