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Relocation!

Trinidad Lake State Park Time for a change of scenery, from Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, to beautiful Trinidad, Colorado. I've not lived year-round in Colorado since September 1977, when I left Colorado Springs for Los Angeles. I've been following the Colorado Creative Industries for about two years, and have been extremely impressed by the State's Creative Districts - most specifically the Corazon de Trinidad . So, while I decided last year to relocate, the whole process was sped up by the events which have buffeted lives world-wide in the past four months.  Trinidad is in the southeast corner of the state, about equidistant from Denver and Albuquerque. It has a rich history, a magnificent downtown Historic District, and is home to the newest (42nd) Colorado State Park - Fisher's Peak. Amtrak runs the Southwest Chief from Union Station in LA to Chicago, and Trinidad has long been a stop along the route. It is also located along the I-25 corridor, and abut
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Moving Forward

I haven't created a post in over a year....so many changes....."shifts," rather than anything radical. October 2018, a good month spent in Colorado. It began with several days in Colorado Springs, much of it spent working with Bonnie Olson on her father's (L.H. "Ben" Benschneider) archive. The work isn't completed, but possibly will be later this year....placing much of it in the collections of Colorado College, and possibly the Pioneer Museum and Pikes Peak Library. Hooked up with my pal Chester Murphy in Trinidad, and then we visited Bishop's Castle, the Great Sand Dunes, Colorado Gator Farm and Bob and Maggie Sauer in Durango. A great deal of joint work occurred in 2019, as Raven had her left ACL surgically repaired in January, and her right ACL in November.  She is now the bionic dog....         Oh, and I got a new hip in October which, in retrospect, was about five years over due....Now, I'm pain free and much m

A short trip to Montana

Over Memorial Day, Raven and I ran over to Montana for a week....visiting Bonnie Lambert and Marshall Mayer in Helena, and then onto Big Arm and Bigfork around the Flathead Lake, first visiting Sandy and Mike and then Kathy and Stephen.  The bottom image is Glacier Lake from Apgard. Raven has now been to 6 states, and gone swimming in 2.....

2018 January

Raven and I took a couple of jaunts this spring. The first about a week following New Year's Day, ran down to Nevada to catch some warm weather, and met up with Eric Minuth at Cathedral Gorge - an absolutely great state park on the eastern side of the state.  Great hiking, immaculate campground - and lots of hares! Boy, do those animals bound - up to twenty feet!  

Travels with Chester

 Chester Murphy and I have been taking road trips around the West for the past 5 or 6 years. Several trips to Grand Junction, Durango and the Four Corners area. We also ran up to Canada and over to Oregon. These are on one of the Southwest trips, through Capitol Reef, Natural Bridges and, of course, the Goosenecks (2016).

Whoop dee dooo - 12 November 2017

It has been almost three years since I posted anything, and a great deal has changed. Jack Lucido and I finished "Wish You Were Here" (The Robert C. Bishop Story) in 2016, and it was presented at film festivals and at the Western Colorado State University (Gunnison), and the Grand Junction Art Center, where both had an exhibition of RCB's photographs. Alas, we lost Robert "Bob" Bishop this year at the respectable age of 96. You can view and download the film at Amazon Prime Videos. Jack is off to new film ventures, and I'm both trying to get an exhibition, film and podcast off the ground - and writing..... One of the articles I've recently written was about Victor Landweber's American Cameras (1983) ,  http://www.landweber.com/about.htm   and I'm writing an essay about one of his other series:   http://www.landweber.com/Artist%20to%20Artist/index.htm Many other changes....which I will later write about in an appropriate fashion
Another interesting year.....punctuated by a 110,000 acre fire around us in mid-August. We got evacuated and, although the fire came within 1/4 mile, 1500 fire fighters did AWESOME work and kept us - and all the Valley - safe. During the evacuation, we threw three cats and the dog into the Sprinter and drove West to a friends' ranch for a few days. Anton Chekhov (top) and Ava Gardner were just a year old, our two most recent additions to the menagerie. We knew about a wedding of some friends in mid-September - both families are dear friends. AH, a BREAK! So, we drove down for it....in Boulder, at the height of the floods! FIRE & FLOOD! October brought a 12 day trip to Oregon, when True North added 2 more states (Oregon & California) to where he has traveled. (He has been in the Pacific - now comes the Atlantic!).