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On Finding Passion

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Passion is elusive. At least, it can be in my experience. I had a grand passion once—it was sailing. One of the things I loved about it was the richness of the experience. I’ve never felt more alive than on the deck of a small sailboat. Another thing I loved was the variety of things to learn. You start, of …

Keeping Creative Vision Alive

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of my ambulance ride to the emergency room with a 105° fever and a bacterial infection. After four days in the hospital and several months of recuperating I was eventually grateful to have regained my full strength and stamina. But the aftermath of that experience has stayed with me mentally and emotionally. Before my illness …

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Self-Doubt

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“When you don’t care at all what anyone thinks you lose your capacity for connection. When you are defined by what people think you lose the courage to be vulnerable.” — Brene Brown There’s something I’ve been looking forward to yet also resisting lately. That’s my decision to start a photo-365 self-assignment. Some of the other photographers in my club …

Embarking

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot Today marks the end of one long journey and the beginning of another which, hopefully, will also be a long one. The ending is the end of my career as a software engineer working in the corporate world. The beginning is a new endeavor which, …