Another day dreary as ever.

Another day dreary as ever.
I just can’t seem to keep any sort of momentum up in life. Older successful photographers will tell you “you’ll never get rich in this life” and they have a home or two, newer cars, can be relied on to travel for their work and teach their workshops. I on the other hand have two cars, both broken with expensive repairs I cannot afford, rent that’s way past due, vet bills I need to pay back, a new job it have to find a way to get to in a few weeks, and other mundane life expenses to worry myself with. Yet, through all the crap I go through every day, I still love making and taking photographs. I get no reward for it other than a handful of likes from folks like you and the self satisfaction of hoping one day, I will catch some break and produce a portfolio that will get me accepted into some agency I’ve been sending stuff to for 5 years… Or maybe I can make it in my own like Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, Robert Frank or Nan Goldin… But I think those days might be gone and the individual work of a person is less recognized than that of a larger group… But what do I know, I’m “young” – nearly 35 – and inexperienced, I guess. I grew up in hospitals and group homes, I’ve seen more death in a decade than some people see in a life time, I’ve been homeless and I’ve been beaten and abused. Still I have always had something to love in my life, even if that something was taken away I still had the hope of something better…. Today is no different, something better will come, someday

They rest peacefully under an old cottonwood tree

They rest peacefully under an old cottonwood tree

Thank you all for being here with us today… Marty was a big loss for this family. Feral and domestic.
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Marty now rests beside Daisy

Marty now rests beside Daisy, the little stillborn kitten from this spring.

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Marty’s last catches

Marty’s last catches

I began collecting them and freezing them for some unknown purpose. Today we bury her with her little critters.
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Marty at Rest

Marty at Rest

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Buddy and Ernie with Marty

Buddy and Ernie with Marty just now… Published:
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Marty2013-2014

Marty
2013-2014
Her cry sounded like that of a balloon when pinched and squeezed. She climbed over the house to visit our bedroom window each morning. Her catches, she’d share them with us: leaving a mole a shrew or a vole of sorts. She was the runt, a look alike to her mother, Ernie. She was kind and sweet and swift on her feet. Little Miss I’d like to say. She was the sweetest little feral kitty. She was spayed by cats anonymous and enjoyed a life most cats would love. She will be missed and remembered. Good bye my little Miss Marty.
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