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Article in Hometown Newspaper

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Last week, my hometown newspaper, the Milton Standard-Journal, for which I used to write, ran an article on my upcoming collection of columns and essays. I promised I’ll let him know when the book is out so they can do a follow-up.

The reporter talked to me over the phone, and then I sent him some possible photos to use. I’m pleased with the one he selected, because it’s always been one of my favorites. It’s a self-portrait of me with my dog, Una. The story behind it is this: in the fall of 2007, I wanted to take some photos for professional purposes. So I dressed in a teal button-down shirt, spruced up my hair and makeup, and made my way to the local park. I took Una along for the fresh air and the company.

She sat and watched patiently while I took self-portraits, using the timer, in various locations. Then, I moved the tripod lower to do a few of the two of us. On this particular shot, right as the camera beeped and the picture snapped, she licked me on the face! The action shot, and my natural reaction, is one of the best photos ever taken of the two of us.

It’s funny, isn’t it, how sometimes the best creative works come about by pure chance?