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Some changes for the new year(?)

Hecksher Park, Huntington – NY 01 Apr 2017

I’m once again interested in this blog after at least a year or two of near indifference. I work on so many different things and within each are also some very different variations, ranging from very experimental works of my own creation to more accessible creativity as well as works of criticism and social commentary;
– Music
– Writing
– Photography
– Painting/drawing
– Video projects
– Technical IT
– Music gear
– Career
– Life management
– Politics
– Social debate and commentary in the form of critiques of actions vs critiques of people themselves
– Cooking
– Weight loss and health

Conservatory Gardens, Central Park, NYC – 10 May 2019

Each thing has its own audience and needs its own attention. On top of that, some of my social media – like this WordPress blog – is not truly dedicated to a narrow area and instead has become mostly feeds from whatever and wherever I can send to it without much thought. Sadly, I think many new people may come here first because I parked this domain here.

What might happen would be a variation on this;
– Some of the bullet points above could occupy a blog here or mirror another site dedicated to that thing. This page may, for instance, go back to being dedicated to photography and pull from my Flickr again or perhaps my page or some new content to
– A new neutral personal site with pointing there might be built on AWS with becoming my link aggregation site.

Marjorie R. Post Community Park, Massapequa, NY – 03 Jan 2016

I’d also like to dig deep into someone else’s work within each area and maybe establish some more personal and distanced relationships via these types of avenues. It seems like many groups on Facebook and reddit are decent places to discover new people and work and at the same time share my own stuff with people who’d be interested.

Overall, I would like to reckon with the sloppy almost lazy way I do not follow up with social media with the world at large enough and instead bother my friends and family a bit too much about things that they probably aren’t too interested in. In the past, this has led to some strained friendships, leaving Facebook about 3 times and some other shifts and bumps in my continued larger journey as a human being temporarily on this plant, just trying to communicate and make things for whatever reason that would be.

Building next to Forum Diner, Bay Shore, NY – 04 Sep 2016

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5 replies on “Some changes for the new year(?)”

Yeah, but every time you leave FB, l know you’ll be back in a few months. Keep me in the loop, l’ll join in if l’ve got some relevant input. Happy New Year!

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Jim, you inspire me, into so many things and persistently working to improve or expand them in some way. Happy new Year!


Thanks, you were always a big inspiration to me – first in the stuff we used to do at USB and then later when I got to check out your photography. Happy New Year to you and Rosa!


P.S. That shot from Post Park is awesome. I see one recurring theme in your photography is diffuse splashes of light.


Thanks – the blur/bokeh thing always fascinated me. Like it is pushing the limits of the machine and medium, right?

That was taken on a circa 2005 DSLR (Konica Minolta Alpha Sweet Digital (Japanese name for Maxxum 5D and later Sony Alpha A-100 was I think the next generation). Really nice camera for daylight shots, ironically I dropped it while experimenting with a telescope mount and the moon. I then settled for the later Alpha as a substitute, which is pretty much the same thing. Ebay prizes, every last one of them.

I got your excellent CD and also wrote you some email – I will repeat myself here and say that I always look forward to your Groovy Jazz disks each holiday season. Thank you!


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