The Toracle

The Toracle
The Toracle

While lost in a deeply contemplative period of omphaloskepsis, my Toracle revealed I need to work on some HTML and CSS for a while.

Perdus dans un profondément contemplative de période omphaloskepsis, mon Toracle a révélé le besoin de travailler sur certains HTML et CSS pendant un certain temps. This translation of the preceding sentence came from If it isn’t correct, I take full responsibility for their mistake, ’cause that’ just the kind of guy I am.

So, that’s what I am going to do!
Jack London quote from BrainyQuotes

“Goin’ Back to Old Kentucky” – Ricky Skaggs

I first heard Ricky Skaggs in the early 80’s. We lived in D.C. at the time compliments of the US Navy. He just continued to get better over the years. If you like bluegrass music, or not, have a listen to this.


He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.~Hannah Harrington, Saving June.

Land of the Pine

Land of the pine
Land of the pine

Sometimes, you only need to walk twenty feet, out into your own back yard, point your camera and snap the shutter.

Sometimes, you get a pretty good picture.

This picture, in its original form, seemed like a pretty good shot to me. But, I am biased of course.

I like experimenting with different effects, though. Right now, since I really am an amateur, I keep my experimenting very simple. Since my camera is broken, all the pictures I take are with my phone. Since I have the phone on an electronic, wi-fi, cyberspace tether to my Google+ account, all the photos automatically upload to the account. I view them, select the one I want to work with, and use the built-in editing tools to get the effect I want.

After I am satisfied with the changes I’ve made, I download the photo to my PC. I then open the file up in another product I own. CoffeeCup Software created it. It is called Web Image Studio. With this program, I can add more effects to the file. In the case of this photo, I applied a filter called “Toy Camera” and achieved the result you see.

As I said earlier, I am an amateur, with no real training in composition or color. All I do is shoot what I see and try to turn it in to something I really like – maybe even something special. Maybe you like it too!

Headed down south to the land of the pines I’m thumbin’ my way into North Caroline…~”Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show.