Thonk! of the Day

A Sandy Relic…

Home, Sweet Home

This is an early kid’s-book effort of mine. Though it was never quite polished to a sparkle, I do think there’re some nice things about it & it seems a shame to have it languish on a hard drive.

For your leisure, here is “Sand of the Sea” (.pdf). Enjoy!

Friday, March 9th, 2012 Thonk! of the Day

365 Through-the-Viewfinder (TtV)

Some time ago I was hooked by the challenge of capturing (digital) photographic images through the viewfinder of vintage TLR cameras manufactured in the 40s & 50s. Soon after, I took the plunge and committed to take one TtV image for each day of the year — beginning January 1, 2009.

Mission accomplished! :)  ~~ I believe I learned quite a bit about photography in the course of the project, and I definitely know that I enjoyed the experience.

The collection of ttv365 2009 images can be found in my flickr stream here.

A group of other swell folk who are also ttv365ers can be found here.

And the super-cool, primary Through-the-Viewfinder group can be found here. (Everything you always wanted to know about TtV, and were afraid to ask.)

I’ve also put together an interactive photo-mosaic, here , comprised of many of my photographs from 2009. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 Thonk! of the Day

Thonk! Verse

“Hi!”, says I. My name’s Steve.
So glad we’ve met on Tomorrow’s Eve!
When seeds from this day bloom full with Spring,
What bounties will tomorrow bring?!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Thonk! of the Day

Parallel Universe

This morning I was driving along a route I drive nearly every day. There was some sort of fender-bender ahead that gummed up the traffic flow, so I turned to the right one block earlier than I normally would have, and drove on a different road.

Everything was new to me. But it was old. It was an old industrial area lined with small, nondescript, weather-beaten machine shops that had forever been repairing or manufacturing this or that. Some of the buildings looked as if they might have been abandoned now. The large trees along this road had been trimmed through the years to accommodate a powerline running through the middle of the hollowed-out afros of their branches. They formed a long brambly row of deciduous ‘Y’s.

On this road there were none of the fast-food restaurants or video stores or illuminated gas stations I normally pass.

This whole other parallel world occupies the same time and space as I do, but one block to the right.
—SD

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 Thonk! of the Day