Art is the great equalizer. Much has been spoken and written about art but the only way to understand and experience it is to immerse oneself in it. Don't let the nuns tell you that you suck at it. Just do it. There are so many different things you can do: Drawings, Paintings, Etchings, Found Art, Dance, Music, Videography - it's all Art. For me, photographing art is an art, and thus I share it with you.

I have an avid interest in history and vintage ephemera. Old photos and films reveal mysteries of lives and times that came before us, people and stories that led to who we are. I sometimes think that even the most modest of us has it better than the kings and queens of yore, who had no indoor plumbing, no small craft brews as those produced today by specialists, no grand mix of cuisines, no hot tubs and certainly no blogs like this one.

There comes a time in every young person's life when you have to stride forward, away from the comforts of mom and dad's house where if you're not careful, you can succumb to a "land of the lotus eaters" and if you're not careful, you'll wake up at the age of 50 still living at the parents' house and having done nothing in life to justify your existence. My inner voice called me out at the age of 18 when I climbed into a drive-away truck in Detroit, and rode it to its drop-off point in Seattle, and then hitchhiked the rest of the way to the City with the Golden Bridge.