Growth

I attended the Chuckanut Writers Conference this weekend and pitched my book, The Parting Glass, to 3 different agents. All three expressed interest. Two requested a couple of sample chapters via email and one wanted a completed manuscript. So, now I have the challenge of actually finishing my book. I've been so focused on perfecting …

Askew

This has been a lazy day.   There were things I wanted to get done, intended to get done, but I got sucked in by the Janissaries terrorizing the poor Irish in The Stolen Village and gave up on doing anything else.  I'll let you in on a little secret.  I don't take photos everyday.  Oftentimes I'll take pictures …

It’s Here!

One of my favorite memories of Ireland involved what I thought was an imaginary story of Algerian pirates kidnapping an Irish village.   Apparently, in 1631 pirates stole the entire village of Baltimore, Ireland and then sailed back to North Africa with their ships full of new slaves.  Only two people would ever return.   Kieran entertained …

Cork Photo Shoot

My friend Trisha has a wonderful tradition.   When she shares a bottle of wine with someone special, she and that other person (or people) sign the cork and date it.   Over the years, she's accumulated a plethora of corks and signatures that I thought would be fun to photograph.   The photo above is one of many I captured …

Naughty or Nice

Dear Santa, If you find yourself in Bellingham, Washington on December 25th please bring the following: A Nikon D300 and an assortment of lenses Camera accessories including a tripod and camera bag Something Irish A personal trainer A personal chef A Land Cruiser First quarter tuition I know it seems like a lot, but it …

I Want A REAL Tree…

What do you do when your roomie wants a real Christmas tree and you feel indifferent?  You call your friends, buy some hot apple cider, and then drive into the country to find a real tree, of course.  Here is the proper way to locate the perfect tree and cut it down yourself.  First you find a …

Rocky

Meet Rocky.  I spent the afternoon at the Nolan home with him and his sister, Ginger.    These little dogs were so cute, I couldn't resist making one of the pictures from today's photo shoot my picture of the day. This was my first real photo shoot with animals, and it was both an adventure and …