It’s hard to believe that it has been almost a whole year since my last blog entry. I was forced to scrap the old one on the site because of WordPress being all WordPress about its errors and, despite the fact I had a backup, I was unable to recover the entries. Not that there was a lot of content on that old version of the blog, but there were some interesting projects that I had write ups about that are gone.
The digital gods giveth, the digital gods taketh away.
Somewhere on one of the myriad of hard drives I have, I may have the documents I used to draft the entries in the first place. That is, unless I was being dumb and just wrote everything in the WordPress editor in the first place. It’s hard to say. Life has been a bit busy in the last year.
What has been going on you ask? Well, first and foremost, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world last year and finding the energy (moreso than finding the time) to keep up writing and updating like I intended to has been the most supremely difficult task that I’ve ever undertaken. It has all been worth it, of course, but as I was told before the little one’s arrival, when baby sleeps you sleep. The greatest obstacle in my case being the fact that I generally cannot sleep during the day. Now that the little one has sort of settled into a bit of a napping schedule, I can generally count on having time to pursue something other than chores around the house.
The other thing that I have been working on is finishing up a draft of my first novel. Early after the little one’s arrival, it was somewhat easy to have the baby napping in a rocker and just sit there and write or just collapse yourself. Now, the little one is incredibly mobile and the idea of leaving the kiddo unsupervised when there is still baby proofing to do while I go off into the screen is not something I care to think about. Besides, the little one would probably come after the glowing box anyway. I’ve seen it happen with other things.
Kind of like the Terminator, it cannot be stopped.
I’ve also been busy outlining story ideas for a podcast that I’m hoping to launch later this year. It’s in the very basic stages, but the idea is to combine my love of radio plays with my love of things like The Twilight Zone. I’m hoping to have episodes out in the late fall or early winter. The writing and production of the episodes is something I’m pretty familiar with, but I have a lot to learn about the hosting and distribution of a podcast. So, if you’re reading this and have some experience, drop me a line in the comments or email me directly at email@example.com.
All that being said, I have still been active with photography. It’s been a slow year for work that I will publicly be showing as the decision was made before the arrival of the little one to keep as much of her off of the internet as humanly possible until she’s old enough to understand the consequences of oversharing. I am on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but I’ve never trusted them enough to get too personal on any of them. I’ve never quite trusted any of it to be honest and it seems that the events and revelations of the last couple of years has validated that mistrust.
If you found this blog or my website through any of those channels, the irony is not lost on me.
The plan for this little corner of the web in the short term is to do write-ups about each of the photographs I have for sale or experiments I undertake. That will keep me writing regularly until, like exercise, it becomes habit and I do it almost ritualistically. Writing is a muscle that I have allowed to atrophy for far too long and my projects are a way for me to get back into it. Hopefully you all will like the results as much as I do.
In the meantime, take care and be safe wherever you are. We’re geting snow and ice falling from the sky and it’s pretty.
Perhaps I’ll grab my camera and go take some macro shots.