I’ve had several requests to include photos here, and while I do try to link to other sites with relevant photos I don’t plan to take my own.
Why? It’s not that I lack the technology, or because I’m a terrible photographer. It’s that the act of taking a photograph removes you from the circumstances you’re documenting, so you become a lurker in your own life. Think about it for a minute. In order to take a picture, you have to stop participating in whatever is happening. Then as you look through the viewfinder and frame a shot, you distance yourself even further from your surroundings by turning the churning, changing world of events into a single two dimension image. A photograph tells a story in the third person, and the whole point of this blog is relate my experiences in the first person.
I may at some point change my mind, or enlist someone else’s help. But right now that’s where I stand.