DAILY PROMPT: TOO CLOSE TO CALL

October 17, 1989 -- Moments before game three of the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, fans were thrown from their seats at Candlestick Park as the Loma Prieta earthquake brought the Bay Area to its knees. Players rushed to their families, cradling their children on the field. Outside, … Continue reading DAILY PROMPT: TOO CLOSE TO CALL

WHY DID YOU TAKE THAT PICTURE?

"Why did you take that picture?" I was startled. No one ever asked me before. Photographers instinctively know the answer; non-photographers don't normally think to ask. It gave me pause. To me, it's obvious why any picture was taken: the photographer saw something. Light, shadow, image, color. Abstract or representational, something about the image appealed … Continue reading WHY DID YOU TAKE THAT PICTURE?

SPONTANEOUS WEEEKEND PACKING LIST FOR SENIORS

In college, when you decided to do something, go somewhere, you didn't pack, plan or even tell anyone where you were going or when you'd be back. The blessing of youth was, for a little while, you could be genuinely spontaneous. As a senior citizen, I can still be spontaneous. But with some minor modifications. … Continue reading SPONTANEOUS WEEEKEND PACKING LIST FOR SENIORS