March 21, 2004

A Year Already

I'm in Philly for the next week or so … part of a general effort to spend a week in the office every four months in 2004. It should give me the chance to catch up on necessary things … wife, health, house … as well as Avocare and the new Avocare Photoblog.

And regarding blogs, it's been a year since Michele and I created Command Post … seems difficult to believe it's been only a year, as TCP is such a part of the daily fabric now. I'll reminisce over there, where we've been posting remembrances from around the world throughout the weekend. No cake, but fun overall, and worth a visit.

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March 20, 2004

About The Photoblog

This is the “About” entry for the photoblog:

  • The Photoblog is best viewed in “Full Screen” mode … for most web browsers you can toggle to and from full screen by tappiing the F11 key.
  • I am an amateur photographer, and my equipment reflects this.
  • All shots were taken using digital equipment, either a Cannon PowerShot S30 or Canon PowerShot S20.
  • The camera is the only equipment used other than a small tripod used for some shots. I use no filters, additional lenses, or external flash.
  • Nearly everything you see is “straight shot” photography. I don't do any real post-shot processing … I make no color adjustments beyond the settings of my camera, although I do post-produce brightness and contrast on some shots (especially those taken from the air … adjusting contrast helps account for the washout from the aircraft window). I do adjust for redeye.
  • All airborne shots are taken from commercial airliners (yes, that guy in 1A with the camera, that might be me).
  • I'd welcome feedback via email: avoacre at avocare dot net.
  • I reserve all copyrights for photoblog images. If you're interested in purchasing a print, please send an email.
  • It's a fun and creative experiment for me, and I hope you enjoy it!
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Another Outlet

Ahhh, the Utes lose in the first round. So it goes.

Not much posting lately, I know. Perhaps this will help.

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March 13, 2004

Still Feeling It

Damn Michele. In her TCP Op Ed on Spain she sends me here. And then I remember the Changing of the Guard, which leads me to this site and video stream of that incredible moment. And I can't help but have tears in my eyes, and struggle not to cry.

So I suppose I'm not over it yet. Maybe because I fly too much. Maybe because I was on an airplane that morning. Maybe because I lost someone I respected. Maybe because I just kept working that week. Maybe because I love Wife more than anything else in my life.

And all that is so much less than those who were there, and those who lost ones they loved.

But I still think of it often. It still colors my view of each day. I still leave home each day, reminded of the impermanence of life, knowing it may be for the last time, and reminding myself to be at peace as I blow a kiss to the house over my left shoulder.

So I made this today. I started with the actual proportions — 1×6.8 — but the final result is taller than that. There are just too many names.

I may never get completely over it. But I will never forget.

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