Sunday, June 24, 2012


A good friend of mine lives in Providence, Rhode Island and invited me to join her for an evening of free swing dancing to a live band at Waterfire.  Well how could I resist such a fun idea?

There was much fun and dancing up a storm.


There was also a procession of torches...

and of course, fire along and on the river (hence the event's name)

All in all I had such a lovely evening with fun and good friends.  It reminded me that I really need to go out dancing more often.  And that there are fun affordable things to do all around New England this time of year.  I hope to take part in more of them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

self portraits past

It has been a while since I've done much photography.  But for a few years I was taking a self portrait every day as part of the 365 Days project on Flickr.  I am still very happy about what I learned doing that (about photography, but also about body image and about myself in general).

Today I was thrilled to discover that one of my favorite self portraits was chosen to be featured on the Flickr blog.

Here is the photo on its own:

The left half is a photo my father took of me when I was around 8 years old.  I get any hint of photography talent I might actually have from him so it seems only appropriate that this image should get the most attention of pretty much any one that I have taken.