Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Watch Tower Reflection: Right Side Up?

Taken during a lull in the rain on the Seal Beach Pier (Leica M5/ Summulux 1.4/50).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My Photos: 2010 Huntington Beach Art League

Over 100 members attend monthly meetings ( An invited artist presents on "methods" and judges art work (one per category; e.g., watercolor, oil, photo, etc.) displayed by members. Judy is a long time member and holds "Masters" status due to her numerous first place ribbons and "best of show" award. Judy encouraged me to join--fun times!

Photos I displayed at our meetings this year:

               Ice flow: Honorable Mention (Judge: R. Hurley)      Carlos: Third Place (Judge: Hyatt Moore)

     Osprey in Flight: Honorable Mention (Judge: Jim Salchek)   Window Glass: Second Place (Judge: Lydelle Stonik)

              Water Drops                                                 Lunch with Grandma                                                                    

               Urban Pumkin Patch                                        Sunset over Sierra de la Giganta: Honorable Mention               

               Bristlecone View: Second Place (G.Brommer)         Rainy Red Waiting: Honorable Mention (P. Kroll-Roberts)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Black & White/Maddie is Three

Monday, November 22, 2010

What inventions will todays three-year olds inspire?

Maddie runs over after her picture is taken and says "…can I see?" Maddie is three; the same age as Edwin Land's daughter when she "…asked why she couldn't see a photo he had taken of her right away…" inspiring the invention of the Polaroid Land Camera ( 
What inventions will today's three-year olds inspire?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wilson's Songs

My Dad loved playing his piano, 
guitar, ukulele, and harmonica.

He wrote and copyrighted a handful
of songs like the following:

Carrying a Torch for You
When You're in My Arms

I think my Mom was the inspiration for some songs because lyrics expressed thoughts found in his numerous courtship letters.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Night shots from "The Happiness Place..."

World of Color
Canon G9 (ISO 250/Shutter 1.8/f 2.8)

A Christmas Fantasy
Canon G9 (ISO 1600/Shutter 1.2/f 4)

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bristlecone View

Photography: Second Place
Huntington Beach Art League meeting: 11-3-10
Judge: G. Brommer

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

An iPad alphabet app for Maddie...

A couple of months ago I
showed Maddie an alphabet app.
Initially, she showed little interest.
Today I couldn't get her to
look up for a photo.

Remember Speak & Spell?
The new touch interface
makes all the difference. 

Hilary Stout's New York Times article (Toddlers' Favorite Toy: The iPhone, 15-October 2010)  highlights issues facing parents; these concerns are not new. Following is a clip (from an "aged" betamax tape) of our CNN interview from some 25 years ago.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Black & White/Maddie & Grandma

Reading to Ryan...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Faces of Ryan

Our grandson has been making eye contact and 
smiling from Day 1--quite amazing. Some of
Ryan's expressions at 15 weeks.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Retirement learning curve

I've successfully navigated two years of retirement and the "learning curve" is lessening--finding a fluid "flow" is emerging... No need to rush through the day and can appreciate unfolding events.
I'm still connected to my former career,, with former students doing the heavy lifting on a couple of 2010 coauthored publications. 
With Kaybee' Parramore (Wilbourne): "Henry the Nurse is a Doctor Too: Implicitly Examining Children's Gender Stereotypes for Male and Female Occupational Roles" in Sex Roles : A Journal of Research.
With Laura Castro-Schilo: "Gender Differences in the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Right Hemisphere Lateralization for Facial Processing" in Brain and Cognition.
My research methods text with Chris Cozby, Pat Worden and Kathy Brown still has a loyal following and we've placed it under a Creative Commons license and it's available here:

SE to iPad

My iPad reminds me of my Mac SE (at least in terms of screen "real estate"). My Macs seem to "live" forever--my 550 Titanium Powerbook and iBook are functional, but seldom used.