Blog Test: Prepared to be bored.

I enjoy writing, but I was never much of a blogger. I’ve tried to keep a journal on several occasions, but, like my attempts at learning French and playing the violin, it just never worked out. ( Much to the relief of French speaking music lovers everywhere.) I don’t think it was because I was lazy, seems I’m always busy doing something. And it wasn’t because I had nothing to write about, I’m always meeting interesting people, discovering places and stuff, and generally into all sorts of mischief that could easily be blog fodder. I think my problem with blogging has been that, while I am a somewhat social person, I tend want to share things with the people I know, not the world. So, when I talk about the stuff I do or run into I don’t do it in FaceBook, I do it through text messages or, more rarely, email

Yeah, I know, FaceBook, Twitter, SnapChat and the like is the “New Blog Media”, and using them lets me talk to a bunch of folks at once, and carry on conversations and so on, but I’ve never been a fan of any of them various reasons. However, now that I need to communicate to a lot of people I find that I need to use something like them.

The other part of my problem with blogging is that I’m just not in the habit of journaling, and it’s a habit I need to get into. So, in preparation for my upcoming Peace Corps journey I am attempting to get the blogging memory muscle so that it isn’t quite the chore it seems to be for me. If you are following my blog then you might want to consider waiting until I’ve got something interesting Peace Corps-wise to blog about. Up until I leave in April, this blog may be pretty boring.

Interestingly, the Peace Corps suggests that I journal my experiences before, during, and after my stint in-country. So, blogging is part of my duties as a Peace Corps volunteer. (Who knew?)

Back when I wrote weekly articles about iPhones and such I had a publication process that was a helluva lot of work to get an article published. I don’t want to have to go through that when blogging. (I guess I am a bit lazy!) What I found is that I can write my blog in Notes on my iPad, even include pix, then upload and publish directly to WordPress! Sweet!!

Anyway, this post is my first test of this new process. Be prepared to be bored to tears.


Faces on the Wall: Success!!!

This post is a bit late because I’ve been so very busy, but the Faces on the Wall exhibit was a success! I had over 80 portraits on display! Check out the video of the display just after the portraits were hung…

Thanks to everyone who allowed me to take their photo. As I hope you can see, your photo added to the collective beauty of this project. 

Thanks to Stardust Video and Coffee for allowing me to shoot the portraits, then allowing me to display them. They even let me keep them on display through the weekend and invited me back to show them again. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to support another show.

Thanks to everyone who came to view the display, especially to those who came the opening night. You’ll never know how much I appreciated your support.

And thanks especially to Marcia and her son, Spencer, who helped me set up the show. I don’t think it would have looked as nice and I certainly would have been struggling to get everything hung had it not been for their help.

What’s Next? 

Well, it will be a while before I’m able to put on another show. I hope to be leaving the country soon, I’m in the process of joining the Peace Corps. I’ve been assigned to serve in Namibia and I leave in April, 2017. I will be blogging my experiences while there so I hope you all will check it from time to time. As you might expect, photos will be included.

Art Show: Faces on the Wall

Date: December 2, 2016

Time: 7pm – closing 

Where: Stardust Video & Coffee

1842 East Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803 

(407) 623-3393

The result of a five month long project by photographer, Vern Seward, featuring over fifty portraits, all shot in Stardust, all shot using an iPhone.