Inspiration

An impulse to keep on looking

“The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.” – Brooks Atkinson As I briefly mentioned in this post from last week, I have found myself so busy with life the past couple of years that

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The Creative Act

While sitting under a tree in the woods up the hill from Lake Tahoe one late afternoon last fall, I stumbled across this quote while reading Bernard Moitessier’s final book and autobiography “Tamata and the Alliance” and immediately scribbled it in my journal. Moitessier similarly copied this passage into his log while reading Roger Garaudy’s

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Voyaging

When living in the yard the previous month I befriended a Kiwi shipwright named David. He is a man on a mission. A voyager. He bought his teak ketch Fortune for a bottle of scotch and a promise — a promise not to cut her up. He has been working around the clock now for

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