If nothing else, the COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed the interconnectedness of humankind. Regardless of how independent we may perceive ourselves to be… we all share space on this planet. We all have an obligation to each other as our individual actions impact everyone and everything around us.
A new life begins in its own unique way. Celebrations ensue, and congratulations are heartily extended. The obligations we have are paramount. So too are the commitments to which we hold ourselves accountable.
As a species we have a horrific history of inhumanity. For over 3,400 years of our recorded past, humankind has been embroiled in war and conflict almost non-stop. Some of us pause for a moment every year to remember. We live most days forgetting our obligations to the fallen.
It is interesting to be somewhere in the back half of one’s life on this spinning planet. The passage of time brings physical changes. I often wonder who that old guy is in the mirror staring back at me. I think I know him… then wonder if I ever will discover and understand all that I could about him. Continue reading The Passage of Time
As the publication of website posting number 500 on this photography blog drew ever near, the challenge became what I should write about as this is a bit of a milestone event. I decided to share some of my favourite images that I’ve captured over the past number of years, and tie them together with some philosophical musings. Continue reading Website Posting Number 500
It is often a strange thing to look back on one’s goals in life. To see what was important to us at various stages in the past, and what we deem to be important today. There is truth in the idea that our goals create the life we live. Continue reading Goals Create the Life We Live.
It seems to me that too much time is spent on the technical aspects of photography, rather than on a far more important issue… the connection of photography with intuition. Continue reading The Connection of Photography with Intuition
Sometimes travelling has the ability to deliver life lessons in unexpected ways. This article shares some insights gained at Marie Joseph during our recent Nova Scotia photography tour. Continue reading Insights gained at Marie Joseph
Societies are self-serving and self-perpetuating structures. There is constant pressure to conform and to fit into predetermined slots. It can be difficult to find one’s path for personal growth and creative expression within the confines of societal norms and pressures. Continue reading At the Core of Personal Creativity
None of us really ever knows what lays ahead. We may feel completely secure in our current circumstances and relationships. Our career may appear on an upward trajectory. Our health is robust. Our friends and family strong and nurturing. We seem to breeze through each day with life unfolding as it has in the past. In a single moment, everything can change…and we are left wondering about the future after a fire has struck in our lives. It may be the loss of a loved one. A job. An ended relationship. A change in our health. A physical disaster, or other personal tragedy. Continue reading After a fire…