Thursday, October 30, 2008

ethics of neutering

so, i've been thinking about neutering. keene got fixed yesterday. before, i was quite certain that fixing the dog was the best thing for everyone. i mean, how many animals are put down at the shelters, especially labs. so, even though our dog is a pure bread, i knew that neutering him was the right thing.

but then, i started thinking about what kind of person am i to take away the choice one creature has from procreating. how arrogant we are, using our power to control what we want. yes, arrogance.

i still think it was the right thing to do.

and keene's fine. we can't hardly tell he even had a surgery, he's running around and energetic.


This is a typical view of Sundays around here. Which means I should have sufficient time to blog, but some weeks just don't work out.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

the ups and downs of our own business

I will eventually start blogging a business blog, to record all the things we're learning about running our own photo business. But, until then, I'll jot down a few things that I've been thinking about on this adventure we're on.

The downs (bad stuff first):
The lurking thought of "what if this doesn't work."
The lurking thought of "how soon will our savings run out?"
Not having a boss to put the pressure on when you need it.
Worrying about what stuff is most important.
Taxes and other accounting stuff that I know I don't know about.
Working 16 hour days all the time.
Feeling guilty about not working a 16 hour day everyday.
The worry, I suppose is the theme here.
Never really having enough time or money for all our ideas.
The scariness of the economic situation.

The ups:
Flexibility of schedule.
Knowing we are trying to live our dreams.
Being able to be creative in the directions we want.
Working with Steve.
Learning all kinds of new things.
Not having a boss around to pressure me.
Staying in pj's until noon some days.
Being able to dream.
Excitement about being able to give back to our community.
Can bring our dog to work.
I think most things we do right now are a tax write-off, because all we do is work.
It's fun.

On another theme, it has been fun learning all the in's and out's of mobile blogging. Currently, I'm typing on my computer, because it's a million times faster and easier than on the iphone.

And here is a picture of the latest present Keane has brought to us. This happened as I was typing this up. We hear a big bang at the front door, and there he is with a big deer/elk/cow vertabrae. He's still chewing on it. He is huge these days, I'm sure he's pushing 35 pounds. He's still cute, though.

Monday, October 13, 2008

fall on a wall

c & o canal

Steve took this




better boats

the benefactors


a cool looking federal building

I got yelled at by a big security guard for taking this photo
Posted via Pixelpipe.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mobile blogging lessons

So we broke down and joined up with at&t and got iphones. It's been
interesting learning how to use this thing and not be embarrassed for
having them. The reason we switched from tmobile is because we had no
coverage at our house. The reason we got these phones is because we
hope to use them we the business and be more effecient with our time.
They have been helpful with navigating around DC.

Anyway, I have learned that I have to email my blog updates in. So,
that's what I'm doing.

Interesting technology. We'll see how this all works out. Anyway, I
feel like a yuppie/nerd.

Saturday, October 11, 2008






hobbit church

the rays

golden paths

path of peace

gates of christendom

DC or England?

definition of pining


I love it

lights and darks

tie dyed marble


I like blue

it is an i


I on me

curl 'email up

this is for you, Jenn
flat mike





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i of the capitol

We decided to capture the sites of DC from the iPhone. So, here are
days one and two images.