Holidays by Preference

So with Thanksgiving coming up, I’ve been doing some thinking in good Unitarian fashion as to what holidays I would like to celebrate – which ones would I find personally meaningful, without relation to what the population at large celebrates? A friend was just telling me about how important “Gettysburg Address Day” is to him (did you know we just passed the 150th anniversary btw?), (more…)

Parents’ House

In addition to seeing my little brother’s graduation, I spent some time at my parents’ house in Illinois. It was good to be back, although of course weird. They keep rearranging the furniture and things.

Happily though, all the work they’ve been doing on the house and yard made for some great photography opportunities to (more…)

Graduation Weekend II

Saturday of my brother’s graduation weekend was pretty much just get up, get ready, do the typical college graduation. Fortunately his school only has about 2,100 students total, so not too many were graduating compared to when I finished RIT. The ceremony seemed very similar though, just on a smaller and less prestigious (if RIT can be called such) scale. (more…)

Graduation Weekend I

I visited my family over the long Memorial Day weekend to see my brother graduate from college. He’s been studying Mechanical Engineering and is going into the Navy next. I took a lot of pictures, so the weekend will be broken up into a couple of posts… We spent Friday afternoon at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, although only sort of wandered through their timeline of western (more…)

Dad Portraits

When my parents were here a month ago, I convinced them to let me take some pictures of them, which was really great practice. Unfortunately my mom doesn’t want hers posted (although I think she looks quite nice in them), but my dad will let me post his. (more…)

Shepherd’s Pie

I recently made a big pan of shepherd’s pie which I thought turned out quite well. I got a bottle of dry red wine as recommended by the Wegmans wine store team down the road from me (I live very conveniently placed near the Wegmans mothership store). From what I recall of glancing at the label in the store, (more…)