A Look Back

I entered another show today – Festival this time. This year it has an unusual host location – the old Grand Rapids Press building. As I drove down there after church, I tried to recall the last time I had been in that building. Because you see, back in the day, I worked there as […]

The Hook

Just so you know, I don’t always go in search of adventures, often times they find me – in the most unlikely of settings, times and ways. It was a grey day today – slightly cool air and a look in the sky as though it was going to rain at any minute. After traveling […]


Have you ever had it where you meet someone new, only, their personality reminds you of someone else in your life? While that may be okay if that particular personality is appealing, it’s something quite the opposite if it’s not. Having come across a particular personality repeatedly in the course of my lifetime, I thought […]

Of Failing and Fun

The end of the singles group at church could be compared somewhat to a failed relationship. I didn’t get out of it what I would have liked, lost interest in the end and it felt more taxing and stressful keeping it going as long as I did. A couple of months later, having had time […]

Back To Normal

I have to be honest, I was a little annoyed that spring sprang so early this year. Of all the years for it to come months ahead of schedule it would be the one that I was preoccupied with a monster project. Sure, it helped the carpenter that he had sunny and warm days in […]

Open Kitchen

I had an Open Kitchen yesterday. What’s an ‘Open Kitchen’? I’m so glad you asked, let me tell you. It’s where the owner of a recently revamped kitchen allows others to come over to view his handiwork. I know, it was quite a privilege for others to be a part of such an event. Actually, […]

Painted Wood

If you know my photography work at all then you know my favorite subject matter is trees. Now, I’m not sure if my interest in trees came about because of my love of wood furniture and trim or vice versa. It was always a painful thing for me to watch a home remodeling show and […]


My sleep pattern has been off all week. My body can’t seem to get a handle on this weather. I think it’s going to be cold at night, so I bundle up. Then I sleep restlessly because I’m too hot. Thinking I finally got it right last night, I started off with fewer blankets. Sure […]

The “Little” Woman

So, according to some people, I’m married. In know, it came as a surprise to me as well. I don’t remember a wedding, though I know it can all be a blur, I don’t even remember proposing or, for that matter, even meeting this woman. She must be really little, because I never see her. […]