Human beings love boxes. We like to be sure everything and everyone fits inside little boxes we build for them. That way we know if the box is too fat, too thin, too dirty, too foreign, too white, too tall, too skinny, too loud, too quiet, too irresponsible, or too anal. George Carlin made millions … Continue reading Mike Paton / Interview with a Hobo
Mike Paton Close your eyes. Imagine a train. Which childhood image do you see? Musicals where fancy 1800’s travelers are saying goodbye on platform steps. Beautiful ladies with parasols wave to their beaus as the steam engine pulls out of the station. Maybe you imagine a midnight boarding of two lovers dressed in enemy uniforms … Continue reading Spanger Things with Mike Paton
. This morning I opened my Twitter and saw a hashtag that clearly needed to be included in this article. It was #phontography. I know I've seen it before, but today it seemed pertinent to a conversation I was having with some friends. Phontography is the majority of photography right now. People just indiscriminately clicking … Continue reading Photographs (part 2)
Are they photographs or pictures? Maybe they're images? What should we call them now? Prints? I did a quick Google search to find out when the first camera was invented. (This is by no means actual research.) Google came up with 1685 which is weird because if you do a search for when the first … Continue reading Photographs (part 1)
I have come face to face with myself during this pandemic, as I'm sure many of you have, as well. So many things have happened during a time when nothing was going on. Politics, for one. That was enough to keep a person busy everyday if you went down the rabbit hole. I tried very … Continue reading Understanding Limitations
Some days I am terrified. Other days I'm indifferent. There are even days I wake up and don’t think about it until it’s brought up. Because of the nature of one of my jobs, I may be asked to expose myself willingly to COVID-19 knowing full well that where I'm going, the people are positive. In … Continue reading Perception – COVID-19 Are You Scared Or What!?!?
Written by Bobbi Jo Brandt Story idea by Dani Jo Brandt. Ghost the skeleton stole kids and scared them. He lived in a cave, on an island surrounded by water and rocks, and there was no way for the kids to escape. Magic is how he stole the kids and brought them back to his … Continue reading Ghost The Skeleton
Written by: Bobbi Brandt I sit by the window and watch the drops fall. Like a camera out of focus the picture behind them blurs. All that’s left are the drops and their chaotic but soft descent to the window sill. They represent much of my life, chaotic but I land okay with all the … Continue reading Rainy Day Windows