The Cats of Israel
I recently returned from a vacation in Israel and Jordan. It was my first time this region of the world. I went with a gay tour group, Detours travel. It was my second Detours trip, and it was truly terrific. Detours really knows how to run a tour. I made a bunch of new friends, and got to see some…
Anal Gland Disorders in Cats
Just inside a cat’s anus are two small glands: the anal glands (sometimes referred to as anal sacs). If you imagine your cat’s anus as the face of a clock (that might be the strangest beginning to any sentence I’ve ever written), the anal glands are located at the 4 and the 8 position. These glands produce a foul-smelling secretion.…
Mobiography Awards 2022
Mobiography Magazine is a digital magazine about mobile (smartphone) photography. I’m a subscriber, and I find the magazine very helpful. There are articles about mobile phone photography techniques, reviews of the latest useful apps, and profiles of talented smartphone photographers from around the globe. Every year, the magazine runs a contest where readers can submit photos in a variety of…
Photowalk: Highland, New York
My partner Mark and I are about to purchase a second home, north of the city, in Highland, New York. It’s going to serve as our weekend getaway. Although photography wasn’t a consideration when contemplating purchasing a second home, one of the many benefits of being able to escape New York City is that I’ll be in a new photographic…
How to Invest in Future Happiness
Nowadays, when people talk about “the future”, it can encompass any number of distant time periods: Next year? After the pandemic? Ten years from now? Well, I was born in 1960, and when I was a kid, the future pretty much meant one thing: the year 2000. The new millennium was everyone’s common point of reference when we talked about…
My One-a-Day Photo Project of 2021, Part 2: Night Photography
As I mentioned in a recent blog post, I undertook a cool photo project in 2021. I endeavored to take at least one new, interesting photo every day, whether I was in the mood or not. Being forced to think about photography every day definitely opened my eyes to photographic subjects and opportunities that I definitely would have passed by…
Photowalk: Madison Square Park in February
I decided to stroll to Fotografiska to sit and drink tea, and read a book. It’s too cold to walk around comfortably and take photos, so I usually look for indoor activities (museums, bookstores, cafes, etc.) However, the cloudy, gray, cold atmosphere led to a few nice photographic opportunities, especially as I strolled through Madison Square Park, and so I…
"We have two lives, and the second begins when we realize we only have one." - Confucius
For a business owner who worked fanatically five or six days a week and who absolutely relished the weekend, I’m suddenly now a leisure commando, raiding cities across the globe and indulging in whatever leisure activities are on offer there. I no longer live for the weekend; life is one continuous weekend. Join me on these escapades as I try to make sense out of the world.
My Future Plans
- Volunteer my time to local and international groups that I support (especially Mission Rabies).
- Continue to practice and improve my photography.
- Travel! Upcoming plans: Amsterdam, Rehoboth Beach, Peru, St. Martin, Anguilla, St. Barts, and Guadeloupe.
- Try to achieve inner peace and mindfulness through meditation.