I had a project last week that required a model. Luckily for me, I have great friends. I asked Erika the day before I needed to shoot, if she would be my model. She happily agreed and everything went great at the shoot. I came away with so many great images, as you will see.


Bradley needed some photos for graduation announcements. So, last week we made our way around CBU and found some good places to shoot. Here's just a few.


A New Location, Kind Of

As of today, I now have a little space on Tumblr. I hope to post more daily things on that and make this site more of a place to display my photographic/design efforts. Please continue checking both.


The End of an Adventure [Or Is It?]

I have barely realized that we are now 3 days into the new year.

After awhile, each new year has become equated to that of a birthday. It must come, with the good and the bad. The time that rushes froward with the speed of a car on the Autobahn, cannot be stopped. Both become markers that one has grown older. You've lived to see another year. Once again, the images from the past flood through your head. Pictures of triumph and, also, of failure flood into one's consciousness, though not requested to be recalled. And, you press on. Press on to see what opportunities present themselves in this new year.


Roughly 30 minutes ago, I finished the last book of the Harry Potter series. Now, I sit here in an interesting mood. Sad the adventure is finished. Wanting to read more, to continue the adventure which I have become very attached to. The book has imparted to me the sense of hope that fills every page, no matter how dreary the situation may look.

Harry Potter is brilliant.


Merry Christmas!

Christ is born!
Glorify Him!


'Tis the Season

The Hymn to the Theotokos (Mother of God) is something that has become very familiar to me over the past few months. During Vespers today, I heard it once again, but this time listened to it with different ears. I realized how applicable it is during this month. Thus, I thought I would share it.

The Hymn to the Theotokos
It is truly meet to bless thee, O Theotokos, who art ever blessed and all-blameless, and the mother of our God. More honorable than the Cherubim, and more glorious beyond compare than the Seraphim, thou who without stain barest God the Word, and art truly Theotokos: we maginfy thee.


The Ending of a Semester; Or, a Culmination of a Semester's Worth of Thoughts Untold

It has come to my attention over the past few months that time is, truly, a very curious thing. Take, for instance, the fact that a year ago today, I would be in Amman, Jordan about to journey a very misunderstood part of the world. Yet, time has moved on and I have been here and there [here and there being California, Argentina, and Texas, of course]. Now, I sit in my bedroom trying to materialize thoughts in my head. It is odd that one's past experiences can only be lived through the memory. What might possibly be even more odd is that as more time passes, it sometimes may feel as if those past experiences might have not actually happened, but, rather, that they were an invention of one's mind. This, I have found, can be a very frustrating thing. However, it is a great[!] thing to have others, which one can reminisce with. In the process, those experiences can once again "put on flesh."

Now, that I am over my bit of abstract-rig-a-ma-roll, I can set out on other matters, which have presented themselves within my mind. I have become addicted to a series of [children's] literature. The literature, named Harry Potter has quite possibly placed itself in the top three favorites of mine. Do not, by any means, be afraid that it has pulled ahead of my all-time favorite [which deals with a ring, a journey, and small, hairy creatures, among many other things]. Nonetheless, I truly am addicted. I shudder at the day when I finish the seven volume series, myself being on the fourth.

The weather has finally turned for the better in my small [pop. 300,000] city located in Southern California, So Cal, So Cali, et cetera. This is a great thing. While, I know, there are very neat places dotted all across this globe. I believe my city is one of the best, for multiple reasons. I will not get into those reasons though. I still, nonetheless, would love to be visiting the PNW [Pacific Northwest]. I have heard, from multiple sources, that it is a very awesome! region of this country.

I long to be traveling at the present moment, but yet I sit here at home, for funds do not allow me to do so. However, I am unofficially planning a journey somewhere across the Atlantic during the summer of 2009. There are, of course, many details that will need to be worked out for everything to actually happen. Namely, deciding on a place to travel to. I will give it some thought over the, ever-so-quickly-approaching-break. Also, to be thought about over break is what I shall do after I walk across a stage and receive a diploma, if that indeed happens. I am ninety-nine percent it will happen though.

[Excuse me, but] It is odd, once again, to see how much one can change over the course of four months. I do not know how to or if it would be appropriate, for my own personal sake, to delve into said changes, but I believe them for the better.


Finally, California

There was an interesting article on First Things today. Keith Pavlischek, commented on the bunk argument of opposition of gay "marriage" being morally equivalent to opposition of inter-racial marriage. Please read if you are interested at all.

Also, I've mentioned First Things a few times before. Ergo, I believe it would be wise of you to subscribe to their blog or ,if you're feeling crazy, to the actual journal.


August 18, 2008

Two political posts in one day... oops. This was a entry on the First Things blog a couple days after the Civil Forum at Saddleback.

I doubt it Sen. Obama.