Saturday, December 26, 2015


As another season come 2 an end, 
we find time for the casual.

So lets pack up the ride....check...
Power up the Canon....check...
Sanity....unchecked. lol;)
I don't know if 
I'm coming or going @ times
so a lil' recreation becomes so important.

Make the very most of time. 
..that simple.
Just call it the MEMO.

So off we go heading through the streets of Portland
pokin' around town 
then Old orchard 
2 witness the hype.
Let's just call it easy livin' 
with ample space 2 roam freely 
without hassle.

I like it that way. 
Yep!...i do.

Peace!....with 2 fingers;)

Saturday, December 5, 2015


A beautiful story. 
Lessons learned & wiser by the minute.

We all have the personal blueprint. 
That's right.
Celebrating the human spirit is the overall theme.
The triumphs, fears & everything in between 
is what makes us truly whole.
Putting forth the effort 2 understand & having
sincere empathy could go a mighty long way.

Hmp! I guess it's not always about me...
& that's fine. 
There's nothing more genuine than building 
constructive bridges & 
connecting with others.

C'mon!!!!...It's all about the story man! 


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Another Photographer's Rant.

Off again on another quick photo run through the vintage streets of Portland, Maine. 
This one was sorta impulsive, but when the urge hits....Ya know!
First stop of appeal was a small local barbershop joint that appeared 2 be untouched over the years. 
Not sure how long it's been around but sure it's pretty old which makes for 
some cool photography. 
I really appreciate the old school swirly cone thingy for it brought back the days of old when it was the common. 
Seems kinda simple but that's what makes photography so super amazing!;)
Moving on, I've passed Portland Sea Dog's Hadlock Field mighty often
but never stopped for a closer 
perspective until now. 
(I know, I know, it's not a Wrigley Field back home...but it works.)
Everyone deserves some sorta team 2 cheer for 
no matter how small the town...even Portland.

Hmmph!..Ok then, I guess that about sums up another segment of "Another Photographer's Rant"& the infamous photo run where you just never know the outcome...until it happens.

That sounds like my life. 
"Just go wit it man, just go wit it."

Peace!...with 2 fingers;) 

Sunday, November 1, 2015


"Hey D! I would just looooove 2 have you accompany me for the annual work 
Halloween gathering! 
It'll be fun."

" I have 2 dress up in some 
kinda costume gettyup?"
" do."

"well Dayum!!!"

Come 2 think about it, being highly unusual makes getting into character effortless. 
Hmm...what should I call myself?...I got it...
ME - with the wig.
(unfortunately there was a no return policy so I was out of 20

All in fun.

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Swampscott 1629.

Off on another trip 2 for Boston, Mass for 
some sights, sounds & another tattoo..

Ok...let's start off with some eats @ a sit in.
After a hour scoutin' out the spot, finding a 
place 2 park seemed somewhat challenging.

Hmmm...i noticed more Dunkin Doughnuts 
spots out here than anything else.
We all can appreciate a cappuccino 
every now & then but dayum really? 

One thing I miss about Chicago is the 
amazing variation of dishes. 
Gyro w/ X-tra meat from the local corner spot..
downtown Giadano's deep dish..
or even the Yuen's Chinese Kitchen joint in Rogers Park.
Found this spot called Swampscott, Mass 
while gazing through the hills.
There's a plenty of amazing history here for sure...
the New World 
 Revolutionary War, 
Boston Tea party, etc.
It's History class on steroids man!
( matter how inaccurate it may be;/

Anyways, gotta come back with the trusty Canon 
for that infamous Freedom Trail which takes 
you through the entire experience. 

Hmm...that's an idea.

Great times.

Peace!...with 2 fingers;) 

Come take a look!;)

Friday, September 25, 2015


"Take the time 2 show sincere empathy & understanding of others for 
it's not always about you!"
Those are the wise words from 
Mama Weddington 
who is responsible for this 
one wreck of a man.

As a center piece in her community, 
she's a dedicated server of Christ, 
single mother of 5 
& GED @ 36.

Inspiration. from The Weddington Adventures. on Vimeo.

Let me add her Associates @ 38. 
Bachelors @ 40....
Masters @42.

Did I say 5 children living the 
burrows of Altgeld?
What a wonderful achievement 
& it's never 2 late.
(Just saying...)

Now how's that for inspiration!

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Family Tymes.

Finally, finally had the chance 2 
meet up with younger brother Ken 
& family for some convo, beer & cheers.

It's been several years since last getting together 
so this was pretty special 2 say the least.

This place has brought countless 
memories of backyard barbecues & simply enjoying each other's company in our own strange sometimes unusual way.

...wouldn't spend my 45th 
birthday any other way...
that's right...45;)

Anywho, lil' Ken appeared mighty 
excited about his upcoming journey away 
2 college. 

(enjoy the microwave, you'll definitely put it 2 use.)

As for niece Kayla, I was 
totally impressed with her
amazing knack for 
(Just keep at it....)

I even had the privilege 2 see 
older niece Roshunda who just 
so happened 2 stop by. 

Now how often does that happen? 
Hardly ever...

Ken & Danielle, 
thanks again for everything. 
You guys are amazing!;)
Well I guess it's time 2 pull 
out the trusty Canon cause 
there's no way I'm gonna 
miss this.

It's all about family.
My family.

That's right!

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)

Friday, August 21, 2015


Finally made it back 2 the good ole' Chi 
after only a 2 hour flight & a nifty rental.
Whew! what's first.

Mama as always worry about the smallest of 
things but love her anyways. 
Some things will never change;/
Over the years I've looked at her as my personal example 
of strength & resilience, enduring numerous bouts & 
coming out stronger on the other side.

One thing I've noticed, brotha Reggie 
has 2 always come for the ride 
no matter & that's cool.
lol...that's just what family do.

Been nearly 4 years so there's some 
catching up 2 do...
just not until 4 in the morning.....Reggie....please;)
These here are ROOTS from which I come 
& wouldn't had it any other way...

Let's pray on it!...
Like MAMA always do on Sunday mornings..

Peace!...with 2 fingers;)