Feb 212017

“The Storm Inside Me”

My brother Dan was into photography in the early ’70’s. I was his easy model so we often did shots like this one. I cleaned it up a bit and added a ‘dry brush’ effect in Photoshop elements. Turned out pretty good for old a photo found in a box.

Feb 212017

Back in the day I carried my high school ID like any nerd would. Gave myself the first number too….

The always fabulous Senior picture for the Yearbook

5 year reunion I think… (find me if you can)

20 year reunion (find be me if you can)

Senior yearbook cover (I didn’t have anything to do with this one)

I seemed to have kept several of these ‘Booster Tags’ for some reason (never went to games)

5 year (from above)

On the way there, wasn’t that a cool outfit???

The complete suit, before I made it cool (sans tie and jacket)

20 year (still no beard)

For those following along at home, a more recent portrait (2014)

Jan 282017

Class Photo

Where Am I?

Yearbook Cover

So I was recruited by the school art teacher to do the yearbook cover. And there’s a bit of a story behind all of it:

I really wasn’t that comfortable with the task at hand and let’s say, wasn’t to inspired on the design part. But Mr Wilson, the art teacher encouraged me to continue and thus the rather lame cougar sitting on the block letters CAZE. I don’t take credit for the ‘Remember Me in ’73’ thing.

Unlike today publishing back then was mostly done on mimeograph for small runs like our yearbook. The problem is I did everything on the cover by hand and had to trace my work onto the stencil with an ink pen while not pressing on it or it would smear. I did this sitting in the printing room so the teacher could check and make sure the stencil was good. While sitting there, breathing in large amounts of duplicating fluid vapors (kids from that era know that smell) which is a mix of methanol and isopropanol along with cleaning fluids used to clean the mimeograph machine, I pretty much was high as a kite. I vaguely remember walking out of the room not really sure what I was doing in there. So if you think it looks a little wobbly, that’s why.

Undefeated basketball team (no I was not part of it, you kidding?)

Here I Am!

Jun 112015

When I purchased ‘This Old Dump’ back in December of 1996, there was a lot of dead plants lining the street and driveway. The next spring that turned into these. Every year since they come back and bloom right around Memorial Day weekend without fail. I never do much to them and yet they prosper as if in memory of the original owner who planted them before me (I’m the second owner of the home built in 1945).