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    Japan Personal Portrait

    My Mother’s Yukata

    August 7, 2016

    In honor of Obon (Buddhist custom honoring the spirits of ancestors…usually observed in mid-July or mid-August, depending on where you are in Japan), I decided I should finally dig up an old post I attempted to put up here a year ago. Last summer, I was browsing Uniqlo’s website and got excited when I saw they started selling Japanese Yukata (cotton casual kimonos) on their U.S. site. I briefly thought about buying one but…money. Plus, I really have no occasion…

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  • Personal Portrait

    Getting There….

    Maybe it was noticeable. Maybe it wasn’t. But the truth is that there was a really dark cloud over my head for quite some time. Sometimes, I don’t even think I noticed it there…

    April 27, 2016
  • Personal

    Long Exposures at Lee Canyon

    We wanted to experiment with long exposures and stars, but then the storm rolled in. Decided to head up to Lee Canyon anyway. Mostly, I learned long exposure shots take patience and willingness to…

    July 15, 2015
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    4th of July

    I typically don’t expect to get holidays off because I work in the news business, but I’ve been getting them off lately because of my odd and changing weekend schedules just happening to fall…

    July 8, 2014
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