I’ve taken a photo of myself on my birthday every year since around 2001. It’s not for the faint of heart. I’m not usually this orange. I just don’t know how to shoot with artificial light (incandescents from the fireplace sconces). Advertisements
A lot of Portland police cars with lights flashing in front of Pioneer Place mall downtown when I left work. No idea what it was about.
The commuters rushing to work at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland.
Made Baba Ganoush today–for the blog (www.slowburningpassion.com). This is my photography sweet spot for the sheer reason that I do it all the time (weekly for over two years).
Podcasting set up in my bedroom–which is the quietest and least echo-y room in my home. We did our pilot run of podcast recording for In Dark Times today–Tedd and I over Skype. It was awkward at first. Forced and unnatural. After several tries we … Continue reading January 20: Podcasting In Dark Times
After two days of jury duty, finally back to work. This was taken from the MAX train while crossing the Steel Bridge into Old Town/China Town. I like the geometry of all of that light rail train line wiring.
I’ve had jury duty the past two days. Carrying a DSLR into a court house with a lot of sherrif’s deputies and metal detectors seemed a poor idea, so this is a cellphone shot. You have to get there by 7:30 to get through security … Continue reading January 18: Morning Construction on NE 21st
I had jury duty today, but I didn’t get called for a trial. I had to be there by 7:30 so I commuted downtown in the dark. It was eerie and quiet. They cut us loose before lunch and I went to Costello’s Travel Cafe … Continue reading January 17: Lunchtime at Costello’s Travel Cafe
In director park in downtown Portland they have giant chess pieces. Each piece is about two feet tall. People hang out and play giant chess in the summer time. Not so much in January, but the set the pieces up anyway.
Cooking on Sunday. I made this absurdly delicious classic Persian dish called Fesenjan. It’s a sauce made with ground toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses–served on poultry.