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What's A Life Calling?

What’s A Life Calling?

I was asked, in a recent interview for author Jen Michel, the following question about my Joetography business:  “Talk about the journey into your artistic calling.” Sorry, my what? My calling? I thought it was a great question, but what exactly did she mean by that? My calling? Was she asking […]

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Life in Pixels

  I see life like I see a photograph. When viewed from a distance, a photo appears continuous. One unbroken capture with fully-blended colors, lights and shadows. A closer look, though, reveals it actually consists of many small squares. Pixels. A mosaic of highlights and lowlights, with bright squares touching […]

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Thanks for Trusting Me to Capture You

  The holidays and movies. The two are intertwined like silent and night…like Bing and Crosby…like egg and nog. And we all have our must-watch flicks this time of year:  Home Alone, White Christmas, Elf, Christmas Vacation, It’s a Wonderful Life, (insert yours here). A few years back, I added […]

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Dark December Nights

Another December. Another cold, dark night. Another walk in the snow with my dog. It’s been our ritual for several years now. He frolics around—planting his entire face deep in the snow as if he’s meeting it for the very first time—and I turn up Christmas music in my headphones—reminiscing on […]

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The Power of a Smile

  I never got it. Never understood why people got so obnoxiously excited whenever they got their baby to flash a halfcocked smile their way. Even if it was more of a burp than a smile, they’d temporarily lose their minds if they got that grin. Why? Why would seemingly […]

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Meet Rahul

Photo courtesy of Charity:Water For this year’s Aperture Effect, I’m asking you to consider passing your hard-earned money to the people of India—giving them a taste of health and a taste of dignity. From Charity:Water, here’s the story of 10-year-old Rahul. Meet Rahul. He’s 10 years old and lives in […]

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Risk Revisited

  A baby sleeps upon my lap right now…a 12-hour-old, eight-pound little man, swaddled tightly in the hospital’s finest linens. His chest rises and falls in short, erratic repetitions. His arms rise and swat the air. His face tells the story of a magical dream unfolding in his tiny head. […]

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The Power of Water and One Man

Photo courtesy of Charity:Water For this year’s Aperture Effect, I’m asking you to consider passing your hard-earned money to the people of India—giving them a taste of health and a taste of dignity. From Charity:Water, here’s the story of Ram who helped change his village thru clean water. Ram Chandra Behera […]

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