I like 'em like that.
Last night I noticed that I was linked to a couple of blogs that focus on Los Angeles and Journalists. To be in such company? Stunned is putting it mildly.
Not knowing what else to do, I right away checked the husband manual. It says, Go tell your wife. I found Action-Wife in her home office with a stack of magazines, some beadwork, the days mail, and "Law & Order" on the TV.
"You busy?" I asked.
I know (keep in mind, I am just a husband). I get her to drop everything and showed her the links.
"That's so cool!"
I can't explain it, but that is the essence of why I love her madly.
It feels like I've graduated to another stage of blogging. If anybody asks me if I know what I'm doing now, I'd still have to look them in the eye and tell them, "Nope."
I started this blog to share a bit of what I do as a news photographer. It's become a lot more personal than I would have thought, but it's been nice to share ideas and opinions with so many close personal strangers. No offense to those who have shared their lives with me. It just feels good to be connected with others and exciting to know that this is happening across global boundaries.
I've thought more about the things that I take for granted and I've heard from people who see me a lot differently than I see myself.
At the end of the day, I feel good in knowing that people care. They care about each other, their causes, their families, the quality of their lives. There's a lot of people out here who will never make the evening news, but that's okay. I know you're there and that makes it easier for me to go to work and deal with the people who do make the news.
The pictures are from my backyard. I wanted to snap a few because I'll forget what it looked like this summer. I spent a little time with AW just taking care of the plants and our pond. Some people wonder why I don't need more in my life. I try to explain it, but if it doesn't click for them I give them the simple answer. . .
. . .just beCause.