I was made to be wide-eyed all the days of my life.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

part II

I write from the basement of a country house in the out skirts of Portland, Oregon. Its chilly tonight, my nose is cold. The very tip of it.

I've been quite terrible on keeping up with things this trip. At least, thats how it seems to be. Funny thing is, I've not taken many pictures. I'm breathing more. Fretting Less.

In Colorado Springs, the elevation is at about 6,000 feet about sea level. Its hard to breathe there, you have to deliberately remind your self to slow down and breath. In, out, in, out, in, out. Its a funny thing, remembering to breathe.  I wondered if thats maybe what heaven will be like.
Not so much, having to remember to breathe, but rather.... breathtaking.
just breath taking.

So, here I am in Portland,
last week was crazy.

I  packed a backpack. A big one.

Took a 22 hour bus ride to Colorado Springs.

Got adjusted. Learned to Breathe.

I made a movie for the really cool people at IPS

and climbed and mountain and then ran down.

snow in september

and then rain

and now I'm in Oregon doing this kind of stuff.

tons of other things happened, like meeting people and crazy bus stories and cutting open my leg while graffiting.
but, i'm pretty tired right now.



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

and I'm off again

taking a Bus to Manitou,

then a plane to Portland,

then a train back home.

You know, to get the whole deal in.
In 15 days.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

I've been reading a few journalist blogs lately,
this cunning list is one that I've read over a few times.
Titled 25 things I've learned about Journalism hosted by 10,00 words.

1. There is no such thing as a small story, only small thinking.

2. Sources always call back well after the story has run.

3. A cop is harder to interview than a criminal.

4. Someone somewhere will always be upset about any given story I've written.

5. Behind every good reporter is a good editor (or three).

6. Good headphones are a great investment. Unless you let someone borrow them.

7. Breaking news will always happen 20 minutes before shift is over.

8. White balancing is my friend.

9. Business and sports reporting are the hardest beats to cover unless you have a passion for them.

10. Journalists plagiarize each other more than they do outside sources.

11. Never stand downwind from a fire.

12. The small market television news reporter is the original backpack journalist.

13. Beat reporting is cyclical.

14. Nothing beats an old fashioned pen and notepad.

15. There is a 75 percent chance that I will have recorded bad audio.

16. Most journalists aren't the heartless bloodsuckers the public thinks we are.

17. You can't always fix it in post.


19. Scientists and journalists speak two different languages.

20. Make it to the scene before the TV reporter.

21. There is no such thing as "unbiased."

22. It's better to get off the phone and out of the office.

23. A deadline web project will always take two hours longer than I think it will.

24. If journalism becomes a chore, find a new profession.

25. Always keep a spare battery.

Friday, September 11, 2009

On knowing You

Because i knew you
now i know Love. 
And i know that, i want more of..

the thing that poets right about
the thing that singers sing about
the thing that flowers bloom for
the thing that stars shine for
the thing that babies laugh for
the thing that jesus died for
the thing that winners wait for
the thing that trees reach for
the thing that addicts stop for
the thing that widows die for
the thing that proud are humbled for
the thing that lonely are looking for
the thing that made me come alive
the thing that made me realize
that Your love is the most beautiful thing
that anyone can happen to

-Bradley Hathaway

Thursday, September 10, 2009



/ɑŋkst/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ahngkst]
–noun, plural äng⋅ste /ˈɛŋkstə/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [engk-stuh] 
. a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish.

Monday, September 7, 2009


I'm sorta in that 'packing-organizing-getting-ready-for-fall-and-the-next-bigger-thing-which-might-be-Minneapolis' mood today.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

On editing and lightroom 2.0

"The greatest art is that which is done unconsciously. Of course, there must be years of grinding labor to produce any great end or reach any high goal. One does not soar to the heights of art like an angel. The work, the climb is there. But the difference is that the great artist usually forgets that he is working, so completely does his love and enthusiasm for what he is doing camouflage drudgery." -Rachmaninoff
A friend is someone who reminds you who you are.
Especially when you tend to forget.