High School – Roll 11

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With these rolls of film from twenty-ish years ago, I try to remember what the assignment was to help understand what and why I captured what I did. Honestly, I think this roll might just have been for fun. I see a trip to Chicago, a snowy sledding day, and some shots from around town. […]

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High School – Roll 10

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This roll of film appears to be a potpourri of class assignments and a handful of these photos look great to me today. This is another roll where I decided that the photos I don’t remember from the bunch are much better than the ones I do remember. Some of the assignments include: reflections, depth […]

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Solar Eclipse 2024

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At the beginning of this year, I didn’t know that photographing the eclipse on film was something that I wanted to do. Heck, I don’t think it even registered for me that there would be an eclipse. Then, I saw some videos where people were hyping it up and why and suddenly I was hyped […]

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High School – Roll 9

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Whositwhatsit? I’m pretty sure that the was the name of this assignment. Find an object and shoot it from different angles and then other people had to guess what it was. I think mine was guessing in about 5 seconds or less. (It’s a bike rack!) I genuinely hated this assignment. I remember having so […]

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Photographing an Eclipse on 35mm Film

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Recently, it came to my attention that the 2024 solar eclipse will be happening next month. On a whim, I decided to take a day off, and make a day of it. I have been itching for some time to relax, and celestial events are a good catalyst for relaxation, in my opinion. However, I […]

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High School – Roll 3


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This next roll from my high school photo archives was very under exposed. Nearly all of the photos needed to have their exposure bumped up a bit so they’d be viewable. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that they were largely taken indoors, but also I wasn’t really using […]

December 28, 2023

High School – Roll 2


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In continuing to share the photos I’ve taken with my film cameras over the years, this next roll is the second one I shot in high school. I cannot, for the life of me, remember what the exact theme or assignment was here. If I had to guess, it was one of two things. Either […]

December 14, 2023

High School – Roll 1


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The photos below are the first roll of film I shot in high school photography class. If I remember correctly, the assignment was just to take a roll and figure out how to use the camera. Speaking of the camera, I believe this was the only roll I shot on it. We had a week […]

November 30, 2023

Alive at 35


Blog, Gardening, Parenting, Woodworking

It’s that time again, isn’t it? The past year got away from me for a couple of reasons. The thirty-fifth year was definitely one for the books. Let’s recap it, shall we? Job Shortly after my birthday, or maybe it was even on my birthday. That sounds right, on my birthday last year, I received […]

November 22, 2023

A Table


Blog, Woodworking

How long does it take to build a table and when do you really get to start counting? Does the timer start when you make the first cut or when you sit down to draft the piece? Maybe it starts when your cutting board doesn’t turn out as intended and you decide that it would […]

July 11, 2023

Becoming Dad


Blog, Parenting

Throughout the pregnancy, I kept telling my wife things like, “The baby is all mine when she gets here,” and “You’ve been carrying her for nine months, I get the next nine.” I wasn’t being silly; I was just being impatient. I’ve been looking forward to being a dad, getting to put my own spin […]

December 22, 2022

That was 34


Blog, Woodworking

The 34th year of my life was emotional. I was presented with a whole host of new situations, good and bad, which I suddenly needed to cope with. Overall, my gut says that things went well which is all I really ask for. Ukraine Early in the year, February 24th to be precise, my life […]

November 22, 2022

My Heart Cries Out


Blog, Peace Corps

My heart cries out for my people. I saw the news as it happened last night. Russia launched an unprovoked attack on my beloved Ukraine. All the reports in recent weeks pointed towards this needless aggression, but the feeling of that happening hits different and all at once. Ukraine does not deserve this. Ukrainians deserve […]

February 24, 2022

33 Years Down


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You know? It’s been a year. Can we just take a moment to reflect on everything that happened in the past year? This was by far the year I expected it to be. We entered year two of a global pandemic, where we were more isolated than we have been used to and learned more […]

November 22, 2021

I ran a marathon


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On November 14th, 2021, I ran a marathon. For me, this was no small feat. It was four and a half months in the making and decided upon a whim. Sometime in late June, I felt the need to work towards something. Maybe the ongoing pandemic and isolation of working at home made me antsy. […]

November 19, 2021