New Mexico and Sudarios Exhibit

I recently spent two weeks in New Mexico. One of the most powerful experiences was going to the IHM Retreat Center Chapel to view Erika Diettes’s Sudarios photography exhibit. Sudarios is a series of portraits of women who witnessed massacres committed during...

Geese

Sunday Alex and I went north to Skagit to try to find the snow geese. The day started out very foggy. At times, pea-soup level. We found a flock very soon after leaving the highway, but photographing them was tough. White on white-grey. After taking the dogs on a walk...

Mosaics

Saturday I saw the second half of the Michael Kenna exhibit at the Tacoma Art Museum. If you haven’t seen his work, I recommend it. He’s a landscape photographer who still works in film, and creates long exposures, so his landscapes are moody, but...

Lino Tagliapietro show at Museum of Glass

I saw the Maestro exhibit at MOG yesterday. It’s a retrospective of Lino Tagliapietro’s work, and it’s magnificent. Have you ever been in front of a work of art that resonates so powerfully you feel it inside your body? This exhibit is one of those....

Of birds, and toads, and poetry

This is probably my last entry in India. I check out tomorrow, spend the day hanging around the hotel, roomless, then head into work for 4 hours, before heading to the airport for a 2am flight HOME. I explored the garden in the hotel again. Got shots of a weird nest...

koi and gardens

Today is my last real free time before the work week starts. After breakfast, I hit the garden and got tons of photos. Even not in the blooming season, there are wonderful flowers out there. The biggest surprise and treat was an exquisite bug. I have no idea what it...

NOW I get it

Yesterday I flew to Bangalore. I got to the airport to find my flight had been cancelled, and enjoyed the bolt of stress that followed. I did get on a plane leaving 2 hours later than my original flight. The domestic terminal in the airport contains a ton of shops,...

Luxury

Is it ironic that the town with the most problematic call center is the one that has the most luxurious hotel? Why yes, it is! But I don’t care. By this time, and I realize I’ve only been here 2 days, I need all the luxury I can get. My tummy is starting it’s decline...

New York Connection

I’ll be leaving Noida in a couple hours, so I was sitting at the window watching the block of flats across the street, and it hit me what made them feel so familiar. They remind me of New York. Tom lived in an apartment building in Hell’s Kitchen that had the classic...