Current Reading: One Step Behind by Whining Mankell
Current Music: Within and Without by Washed Out
Sounds: Background conversations, spongebob, humming heater
Smells: Waffles
Mood: ‘Tis, I am feeling ‘Tis
Temperature: 23 degrees w/ snow
Thoughts: You should not profit of the slaughter of kids. I hate you NRA, hate you.



Life is too painful sometimes to even be a spectator.

How to stop the suffering? It will take passion.

History has always shown us that the suffering of the innocents is what awakens us.  We, as the spectators, will suffer passionately over the aftermath.

How big of a catastrophe will it take before we willfully make a change?

That is the question that I keep asking myself.



Current Reading: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks
Current Music: Unity Band by Pat Metheny
Sounds: Humming heater
Smells: Coffee
Mood: Sore, left side only
Temperature: 28 degrees
Thoughts: 12/12/12, this must mean something to someone?


PGH@Night Website & Workshop Info

We open up an online gallery that will allow you to purchase anything you’d like to own. There are a variety of sizes and you will see that options such as mounting, framing and canvas is available

Here is the link for the workshops: 


The Other 20,000 Photos Sucked

Friday night was one of the best nights of my artistic career.  Words of thanks fall short on how to express my gratitude for all who came out, and lots of you came out.

Special thanks goes out to Neil Greibling, owner of Encores for all the effort in promoting this show.  The turnout far exceeded my dreams.  To Soncerae for the kindness and support you gave to me. Run with your dreams girl. Thank you to Mocha Rose for the flowerers. Your design really classed up the joint.

To the love of my life: I will alway be your sherpa. I would never want to climb the mountain with anybody else. You are all the light that I will ever need.

As I sit down to write this I reflect upon what was learned. It brings me to the "my life-philosophy" of “Create, Connect & Grow”.  Those three words are the how and why of the way in which I choose to lead my life.  Never did the experience of three words ring more true than it did on Friday night. I was honored to have the opportunity to share these photos with you.

Throughout the night I received many compliments of “how talented” I am. Let me share with you that I have only one thing that I am talented at: failing.  I am great at failing. If one gift has been bestowed upon me it is the gift of failing forward and learning something new.

This show could have easily been called “The other 20,000 Photos Sucked”.  I laugh out loud as I type these words for how true they are.  This is the grand lesson of life: create something new.  That is the mystery of life that so many of us search for. No, it does not bring you peace, money, fame or power. What it does is fill your life with purpose and love and that is good enough for me.

Be a great failure and share it.

Peace ~ John