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Let’s See How Long This Will Last

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Marin County | California

Let’s see how long I can stick with my 2013 plan. 

Actually, it’s the plan I started out with last year when I discovered WordPress and launched this blog. I wanted to publish something like a scrapbook where I could share my photos and interesting moments with friends. Previously, I’d gotten into the habit of sending favorite photos to friends using e-mail. Creating a photo blog seemed like a natural extension of this idea. If friends subscribed to the blog using the invitation on the sidebar to the right, they would automatically receive notices when I had more photos. Of course it would be nice if people I didn’t know also subscribed, but that wasn’t my original intention.

It turns out that about 65 people, often friends of Rica, my wife, signed up in 2012 to receive notice when something changed on the blog. A small number, but I’m grateful to them. I take it to mean Rica and I are important enough to them that they’re willing to spend a few moments of their day seeing what’s going on in our lives. I suppose it’s a strange sort of intimacy, but in this alienated world I’ll settle for it.

As we enter a new year I hope some of the photos will be good enough for anyone to enjoy for the few seconds most people allow themselves, but there will be others without merit except for their personal meaning to me. I don’t want to feel apologetic about my snapshots in this category. As I said, I originally created this blog to share with friends, and they will understand. Visitors I don’t know, I hope, will indulge me.

This year I hope to worry less about the quality of my writing. (I failed the third grade so I have to remind myself I’m making progress.) I read a number of photo blogs, and some of them are extremely well written. Bloggers like Thom Hogan, Ming Thein, Mike Thompson, Bill Beebe and David duChemin are naturals and can turn out interesting commentary almost every day with seemingly little effort. If you’re interested in photography, I suggest you check out their blogs. I can never reach their production levels or literacy, and I have to promise myself not to use this as an excuse not to write. Not every sentence has to be brilliant. So if I keep my promise you will see more awkward sentences and fractured grammar. That might be a good thing because it will mean I’m keeping to my goals for the new year. We’ll see.

Rica tripped over our dog yesterday and fractured her wrist. Old labs seem to expect that you will stay out of their way. Luckily, Dr. Fox and the nurses took good care of her at Marin General Hospital’s ER. I had my iPhone with me.

Rica's Fractured Wrist

Rica's Fractured Wrist Xray

Rica's Wrist Dr. Fox


Written by Ron Greene

January 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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  1. For some reason it is hard to enjoy photos of my injured aunt despite the very high quality of the photos.

    Von meinem iPhone gesendet

    Konstantin Mangold

    January 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  2. Ron, I regularly see the pictures and read what you write. I do not know about the people you refer to, but I maevel your language and wish i could write like you! Jai

    Jai Sinha

    January 17, 2013 at 5:26 am

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