Originally uploaded by rfin.
My camera's on the blink, so this is an old shot while I weigh options. Don't think I'll fix it. Probably will put repair funds toward something new. Perhaps it's time to make the switch from Olympus to Canon.
Now there are three of my daughter's generation with their college degrees. My nephew led the way a few years ago. Then my oldest daughter. Now my niece. What a great day for her parents, grandparents, her siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles.
I remember watching the Alan Shepard become the first American in space on this date (May 5) in 1961. I don't remember when I learned that Uri Gagarin of the former USSR had become the world's man in space less than a month earlier on April 12.
Sunshine, blue sky, 71 degrees. One of those days when it's hard to stay indoors. I surf through all those gray pictures I shot this winter and remember these are the days I looked forward to back then.
Swam on my lunch hour today. Haven't been to the pool for a few days. The water felt good, but I didn't breathe quite as easily as usual. It took a lap or two to get the message, "Don't get too comfortable. Remember I can still kill you with one false breath." Started reading Matthew Likona's "Swimming with Scapulars" today. On page four he's talking about the births of his four kids. "My wife, my pillar of strength and stability, is lost in a miasma of pain." I can already tell Matt's going to improve my vocabulary.