In the Path

Monday, August 15th, 2011

My main way of getting to work over the past decade has been on a bicycle; much of my ride has been on the Jeff Davis bike path. It’s so much less stressful to me than driving a car, and I am so glad I don’t have to start my day in an automobile. Nevertheless, […]

Squirt on Shine

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Someone has finally seen the humor of this photo I took in 2008. It’s featured in a story on Shine (from Yahoo) about “men who orgasm too quickly.” And, yes, they gave proper credit, so I don’t have to send a takedown notice like I did with HuffPo last week.

10K Classroom

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

This photo just turned over 10,000 views on Flickr. This is the fourth such photo of mine to achieve such popularity — and thus far all of them feature Xy. Only two are sort of vaguely cheesecakey. One you can’t even tell if it’s a man or a woman or what. And in none of […]

Deaf Government Area

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

This photo recently became my most “favorited” on Flickr. With 26 favorites it has surpassed Big Cloud, which is gratifying because I think this is a much more interesting shot. I took this one on October 13, 2006 in Gentilly, on Mirabeau Avenue near the London Avenue Canal breach. In the background you can see […]

Two Dozen

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Here’s two sets of a dozen pictures each. For maximum enjoyment, view each slideshow in fullscreen mode. (A button will appear in the lower right corner after you click play.) The first batch is over 40 years old, the second batch was collected (from our refrigerator) over the last three months, but both were scanned […]

Blasts from the Past

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I remember when I first encountered the web in 1995. My immediate response was, “I wanna upload my life.” That fundamental motivation continues to drive this blog along. But I still have a lot of catching up to do. To that end, I’ve recently uploaded 70 or so photos and photocopies from 1990. That was […]

Using Flickr for Neighborhood Activism

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Some of my neighbors have been bickering, er, I mean debating about Comiskey Park here in Mid-City. The basketball goals that used to be there were taken down when an television production company made plans to rebuild the park for a reality show. That didn’t pan out in the long run, and the park was […]


Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Does this image of the Ten Commandments ring any bells? Well, if you know me, it should look vaguely familiar. Those are my teeth. It’s a remix by a Flickr user “zeevveez” in Jerusalem which uses a photo I took of my own teeth just over four years ago: That’s what I love about Creative […]

Chigger Bites

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

“Chigger Bites” has become my first and (only photo) to score over 10,000 views on Flickr. No need to share your home remedies, by the way. This photo was taken four years ago, so these bites have long since healed up.

Double-Edged Razor Wire

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Once upon a time, there was a used car lot next to the University. Now it’s a parking lot for the University faculty and staff. There’s a fence on the perimeter. The fence still had some ugly razor wire along the top, but since the fence no longer goes all the way around, the razor […]

Brick Trick

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Here’s my new desktop wallpaper, courtesy of Brother O’Mara: This photo was taken on Iberville in Mid-City, up near N. Telemachus. I’ve passed by this drainpipe many a time and thought it would make a great picture. I finally snapped a crappy shot with my phone, which led to Brother O’Mara to visit the location […]

I Am Struck by Lightning

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Continuing to experiment with Google Presentation and Flickr’s Creative Commons photo search. The text for this is a poem I wrote about twenty years ago.


Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Three years ago, I became aware of a collaborative poster project which made use of a couple of photographs I’d published under a Creative Commons license. According to the krazy genius who put it all together: This mosaic was made from 2500 individual photographs of circles, photographed by 542 talented individuals. The mosaic was constructed […]

Bridging the Gap

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I started taking digital pictures with increasing frequency after moving to New Orleans in 1999. But I didn’t start using Flickr in earnest until sometime in 2004. So now I am bridging that gap. Over the last month or so, in what is laughingly referred to as my “free time,” I’ve managed to excavate 260 […]

Time Travel Through Photography

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

I was sorting through some old photos the other day, and I came across a set taken on October 16, 1999. As I looked at them I was overwhelmed by a sense of bittersweet melancholy. (Is there any other kind of melancholy?) This was the first coherent group of digital pictures I ever took. I […]

Flickr Takes Heed

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Last week I posted about how Flickr should make sharing photos easier. (Actually I first started bellyaching about this last October.) I just wanted to point out that (as of yesterday) they seem to have taken my advice. I’m so pleased I’m not even going to bill them for a consulting fee. Thanks to the […]

Geeky Post About Flickr

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Yesterday I learned from Karen G that Flickr is now hosting video. Of course they’ve provided a nice “embed” feature just like you’d expect, so you can grab an HTML snippet to paste the video into your blog or webpage. That’s dandy. But what really chaps my ass is: Why can’t they provide the same […]

Pictures from Her First Days of Life

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

I’m not the kind of guy who carries around pictures of his newborn child. But I will post ‘em on the net. I can understand that our geographically dispersed family members would want to see more pictures of our little girl, but I was surprised that friends and co-workers have requested more as well. I […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

At last, an easy way to geocode Flickr pix. You can see some of my pix on a map here.


Thursday, August 31st, 2006

A few days ago I posted a picture of Milo and me, and noted that we had the same color eyes. My friend Sean went a little crazy with this picture and swapped my eyes with Milo’s. The results are funny and a little disturbing. According to Sean, “Milo’s eyes fit perfectly inside the iris […]