December 31, 2017

2017 was a memorable year with many blessings in our family.

Marc and Mara had a perfect wedding on St. George Island beach.

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Michelle graduated from the University of Florida magna cum Laude.

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Her graduation party was fantastic.

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My youngest child married her Mr. Darcy in October with a traditional formal ceremony.

Our Christmas was blessed.

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Awopbopaloobop! Meet the king — and queen — of rock ‘n’ roll

May 12, 2016

Antics in Candyland

This appears in The 11th Hour, a gleefully subversive Village Voice-style publication in Middle Georgia that I urge you to check out.

Little Richard feels pretty.

“I’m beautiful!” he squeals at every concert, between manic performances of “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” and other standards that still rattle the rafters. He probably tells his postal carrier, too, and his manicurist. “I’m not conceited – I’m convinced!” At age 77, without a doubt in the house, “The Beauty is still on Duty.”

He is perhaps, among other titles, the Inventor of Daily Affirmations.

That guileless and unassailable self-love has proved one of the few constants for Little Richard, the Macon-born “architect of rock ’n’ roll,” whose career otherwise has been defined by its zigzagging contradictions. He has sallied back and forth, tracking glittery stardust all over the South’s switchback dirt-trail between the juke joint and the church; between flesh and…

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Thankful for my family

November 25, 2014

Vivi, Anne, Frank, Mother Thanksgiving 1972 Michelle, Vivian, Rima at Andrew's Downtown 4-20-14 Florida State a family tradition

Put yourself in the right place…

August 28, 2013


Bear Woods Happenings

Yesterday I touched on the idea of “putting yourself in the right place at the right time.”  As a nature photographer there are many aspects of that statement that ring true.  If you are photographing  birds, you should learn bird behavior and territories of birds.  For wildlife, you should learn the behavior and the right way to approach wildlife, along with the safe distances to photograph from.  This is true for scenic “event” photography as well.  In this case a rainbow.  Years ago I was very fortunate to call Galen Rowell a friend.  I listened intently, almost like a sponge in water, to everything he said about light.  There are not many people who understood dramatic light like Galen did.  On a particular day in the Rocky Mountains we drove into a rain shower.  Galen told me to speed up and see if we could get to the other side. …

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Lucy Alibar with fellow Academy Award nominees

February 9, 2013

Lucy Alibar with fellow Academy Award nominees

I was fortunate to be Lucy Harrison’s 3rd grade teacher. She received an Oscar nomination for adapted screenwriting of her play to create “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with her longtime friend director Benh Zeitlin.

Why can’t I make a comment on palemud’s blog?

April 19, 2010

I keep trying to make a comment on palemud’s blog but it won’t let me and asks me to log in there and then says I am not in WordPress.

Hello world!

January 1, 2010

Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!