The Nature of Obsession

The Nature of Obsession

Stuart, I got an interesting email Friday evening. It came from my contact form on my website, meaning someone had actually looked at my site. Most of the emails I get from there are bogus. Auto bots out to sell me web services. But every now and then there is a real inquiry about something. In this case, a guy…
More Poetic

More Poetic

Connie, I recently received an email from a gentleman in France about a CD that had my photo on the cover. A photo of your hand with a rosary. He didn’t say much, just that he had found me. It prompted me to find the original print, since Getty no longer has it in their library. I couldn’t find a…
The Perfect Drink

The Perfect Drink

That’s a very cool story. Other than Carter’s Rome martini, I don’t really have any perfect drink memories/stories. I have a few funny ones like drinking vodka and schnapps with Russians, who frankly, would have drunk turpentine had it been placed in front of them. The drinks spark the memory of the moment. Beer with a Czech artist in Kadan.…
Toast to the Good Ole Days

Toast to the Good Ole Days

Ralph, I had read the reviews of the various machines. It seems the water rowers had the nice sound and pleasant experience. But changing resistance could only be done manually by adding or removing water. Ok, could live with that, but my main consideration was the seat distance from the ground. It had to be high enough for Carter to…
Quirky Compositions

Quirky Compositions

Yes, those two are among my favorites. I am even glad the compositions were disturbing for you. At least you noticed them, at least they got your attention. And hopefully that means, at least they weren't boring. It is hard to photograph things and places that have been photographed a gazillion times before and the question becomes how does one…
Belle Epoch

Belle Epoch

Your travels sound wonderful. What a great spirit you are instilling in Luca, wanderlust. And to think I was almost 40 years old before I stepped on foreign soil (Canada and Mexico don’t count). So France and Crete in the fall. That’s an interesting combo. How did that connection come about? I might be able to visit sooner than later.…