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My friend Ruby and I decided to dress up and look for a wedding to crash as a “photographer and writer” covering the wedding.  In a small town, how many venues could there possibly be?  Plus we got tipped off that there would be a wedding in the area that weekend.  I know, it sounds wrong and unethical or something, but in a small town, what else is there to do?

Anyway, our evening didn’t turn out as we planned.  Our third stop ended up being our last.  We visited a historic hotel and decided we would have our very own photo shoot there.  Afterwards we were hungry and went to have Chinese.   No wedding was ever found by the “photographer and writer.”  Anywho, here are some shots…




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history for sale…

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Just like the Blue October Album.  This is completely different though…


una simple historia es lo que vendo
en las calles olvidadas de un tiempo
en el cual yo te quise

a simple history is what i sell
in the forgotten streets of a time
when i wanted you


our history for sale

bold move…

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I have valuable life lessons to share…

For example, before I came to Colorado, my then killer Alfredo sauce consisted of me going to the store and buying the most interesting jar of Alfredo sauce I could find so that all I had to do was just add it to my pasta.  It was the least amount of work possible.  Now, I can make an amazing Alfredo sauce from scratch.

It’s one of the many things I’ve learned up here in Colorado.  I’ll give you more examples, ‘don’t bring soda, bring wine to a dinner party’ or ‘just because it’s a small turtle, don’t think you can easily commit to caring for it long term’ (yes, that is something to be discussed with my therapist) or ‘yes, there is, in fact, surfing in the Colorado mountains!’  They’re  just small life lessons one gets to know while living outside one’s comfort zone.

As comfortable as I had been, living with my two really cool roomies, I decided to make another move.  Don’t get me wrong, I love their place.  It’s situated just so that the golf course is their back yard… *smirk* (pretentious much??? not really.  it’s a mini golf course).  Anyway, with the help of some friends I came across a huge, old, historic house.  I will be renting a room here.  It’s got it’s own entrance, it’s own character, and now, it’s very own ME!  I’m excited.  I will now be living near the heart of this little town. . . which is about five minutes from where I live now, but still.  It’s about two blocks from downtown Glenwood Springs.

I guess we’ll see what new life lessons I learn in that new little place…

I’ll have more valuable life lessons to share…

‘Always have a spare key’

‘Always carry a snack’

‘Don’t be afraid to use condiments’




i wanna paint…

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I’ve been wanting to paint recently.  However, since my current living situation is not private and I’d hate to make a mess at Josh and Karen’s (the couple I’m staying with) place, I’ve been holding back.  I suppose I can wait till I either move out or I find an old tarp or old blanket that I can use as a “spill spot” in case I get a little too ambitious with my painting.  Anyway, since I’ve not been able to paint, and I have finally finished all my wedding editing (about time!!!), I decided to go out into one of the surrounding towns to get some shots of the surrounding beauties.  Check ’em out…

(reminder: you can see these and more in my gallery








state of being…

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Today it feels a bit more permanent… the Colorado thing.  Although I just had the worst case of home-sickness as a result of watching a few videos done by some friends back home, I still like this feeling of self-improvement that I’ve come to know living up here in Colorado.  I’ve been inspired up here in completely different ways than back home.  A few pictures from Colorado follow… don’t judge too harshly… I’m trying new things…

Rick Sargent’s Free Mind


where none dare go


in the midst…

boy & jazz…

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So it’s been about a month or so that I’m back in Colorado.  I’m up here in the mountains.  It’s lovely.  The air is fresh, the grass is green, and there is still snow on the mountains.  I love it up here.

The first month up here has been a little crazy.  I just came up here and still had things going on that needed to be finished in El Paso… namely, editing my friends’ wedding pictures.  I finally finished most of them last week.  Now I just need to get an order -how many they want or which ones they want, stuff like that.  Anywho, that’s that…

So I’m just gonna post some of my favorite shots.  If you wanna see more you can go to  Also come back (I know I take forever to post stuff but there will be new shots, I promise) to see the shots I get from my other friends’ wedding that will take place at the end of this month.  They should be pretty groovy.






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As we all know, I am probably the least person you’d expect to be talking or writing about weddings, romanticism, or anything couple-related in general.  I’m not a Love hater or anything but that’s just not my “thing” as they say.  However, it has recently come to my attention that two of my very good friends are getting married.  Last Sunday in the middle of karaoke, I receive a text saying, “So I’m engaged.”  I couldn’t believe it for a second.  I knew that it was going to be sometime soon, I just didn’t expect it in the middle of belting out “Lamento Boliviano” by Enanitos Verdes at the top of my lungs, hahaha.  In all honesty, I thought he’d be dead once he asked his girlfriend’s father for her hand in marriage .  .  .  Totally kidding.  Anyway, I was super happy for them both.  The next day I was asked if I’d be down to do their wedding pictures.  I said yes of course.  So there’s that wedding coming up, but before that I will be doing another wedding.  It’s one of my best friend’s wedding.  So just FYI peeps, keep your eyes peeled for those pictures!  Anyway, here is a picture that I immediately thought of when my friends told me their news.  It’s actually from that day with my other friends out on the town…