Trying to Get My Head Around My Thoughts

The following sentence is not comforting. If an intelligent but deranged person with access to weapons and no fear of death wants to hurt someone, there’s not much that can stop him. Fortunately, that combination is exceptionally rare. Rare, but as we know, it happens. And when it does, the pain they inflict is almost unbearable. I ache for those children and their families. I read accounts and I cry and … Continue reading Trying to Get My Head Around My Thoughts


Brush with Greatness

Brush with Greatness I’m reading The 50 Funniest American Writers. It’s an anthology by Andy Borowitz. Good stuff. When I finished the George Carlin section, I turned the page and, BAM! The next story caused a memory to come flooding back. A connection to a little story I tell. A brush with greatness. I occasionally have these strange little star crossings. Meeting someone famous, usually while … Continue reading Brush with Greatness

Sidney Risener - Bottom Row, 2nd from Left

Why I’m Running

Why I’m Running Some basic journalistic, who, what, where, when and why. The why is the most important part of this event so I’ll keep the others short. Who: Me (And around 4,000 new friends.) What: The Runyon 5K (May not be the NYC Marathon but the Where and the Why make it special.) Where: Yankee freakin’ Stadium! NYC. (It’s really just Yankee Stadium. I added the “freakin’” … Continue reading Why I’m Running

Plan B

Plan B This morning’s adventure. Snake in the backyard. Somewhere between 2 and 10 feet long. I’m pretty sure it was a Black Mamba. Or maybe a Black Racer. I don’t know. It happened so fast. I let the dog out this morning to do that thing she does. She’s in the middle of doing that thing she does when she sees the snake and … Continue reading Plan B

Sun Catchers - Image by Brian L Butler

On the Subject of Nudes

On The Subject of Nudes I’ve decided to change my photographic focus a bit. I’m going to experiment with some new areas. Expand my horizons. The first expansion will involve shooting nudes. Very tasteful. Very artistic. There’s a long and respected tradition of the nude form in photography and I think I can contribute something. I’ll start with images of my lovely wife and then … Continue reading On the Subject of Nudes