Pigments of My Imagination

June 01, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

If you are reading this, I apparently figured out how to publish my blog.  It sounds like it should be easy, and in truth it is.  After all I made a career out of being an IT specialist, I have worked for governments, hospitals, banks, manufacturers, hardware companies, I have been recognized as one of the top people anywhere in several now defunct products, and I still write code in the Latin of the computer programming industry.  Thats right, COBOL!  In COBOLS defense however I actually use it as a 4GL in order to generate Java code.  (If that is meaningless to you, don't feel bad, it means you did not suffer as the rest of us in IT did over the years.)

This website is important to me.  Over the past several years I have made some major changes in my life, with the help of my wife Jen, I have refocused my goals into things that make me feel good.  That used to be IT, programming, building systems, making something from virtually nothing (but data and instructions).  Now, 35 years after I started, I started to feel that I needed to find a venue of self expression that was a little more visibly creative.  So Jen suggested that we take a fall workshop in photography.  After all we both had decent DSLR cameras, and had been taking a fair bit of photos that we thought were occasionally not too bad. (We we honestly thought that at the time).

So in no time at all we were sitting in a class with 5 others and the workshop leader Fran.  Over the next 10 weeks, we spent 6 hours each Saturday learning more about our cameras, and about the art of photography.  We met Weegee, the photographer that was the inspiration for Joe Pescie 

No the issue with the blog was not technical it was simply a constant case of overthinking.  I first went about generating a website for myself almost 10 years ago, and I was totally disappointed by the result.  No one else was, but I was expecting so much more, so I left it to languish and become a deleted set of files at the end of an expired domain name.  Since then I have started building a website no less than 25 times I expect.  and I finished building a site let me thing... NEVER.  Why?  because there was always something that was not the way I had to have it.  And again it came very close to happening again, except this time I could not find an excuse.  



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