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So it’s the start of a new year.  2014.  I think I’ll start writing again… or at least posting pictures to my blog again, as well as to my Shutterfly (BrokenLensCap) gallery.  I almost feel a bit embarrassed writing/posting again… even if it is to keep up with something “important” like a New Year’s resolution.  It feels almost as if my word processor resents me because all I’ve used my computer for recently has been for photo editing, music, and movies while the writing function was just forgotten, abandoned, thrown out like last year’s ugly Christmas sweater that you wore to that Ugly-Christmas-Sweater Party. 

It’s been over a year that I’ve posted anything on my blog… but that’s not to say I haven’t come up with some witty comment or retort during that time.  Of course, I don’t remember any such comments or retorts.  They should be somewhere lost in cyberspace though, for those who are daring enough to go looking.  Someplace, on that figurative wall that Facebook deemed appropriate to name as mine when I decided to add it to one of my social media addictions.  Twitter was the first addiction. After Twitter I started a blog that didn’t last.  Shortly after that, I started this one… which also, after a few posts started showing a measure of inconsistency like with most things I start, (o_O) yikes.  Facebook makes me feel active to some extent though, because even if I don’t post anything for several days, at least I share a favorite music video… or at the VERY least I like my “friends’” posts.

Went off on a rant there… whoa.  Oh!  Side note: After being so anti-Instagram for like ever, I decided to join that too.  I’ve been happily addicted to Instagram for a little over a year now. 

I guess I’ll give a brief year and a half in review as well… just to keep whoever reads (or used to read) this up to date with what’s been up in my neck of the woods.

Last bit of 2012 is pretty much a blur, not because it went by fast but because I have a horrible memory.  I don’t think I officially made it public that I’m gay; the days just went by and with the exception of me directly telling my parents, I suppose my sexuality just went by being assumed and verified gradually by everyone else.  So I guess I’ll get that outta the way… I’m gay! 😀  Hahaha!  I guess I should’ve made it officially public 2 years ago when I came out to my parents… or rather 4 years ago when I got my first secret boyfriend.  It doesn’t seem like such big news anymore… not that it really surprised anyone in the first place.  I’ve never really been the manliest of men; I was never afraid of a little eyeliner ;-P  (I wonder how many people will find it annoying that I use emoticons in my post (not gonna lie, it mildly annoys me))

2013 was pretty good to me.  I got a ton more work which I’m happy about.  Unfortunately that has been one of the reasons I haven’t really kept up with my photography but I think it’s all a matter of scheduling and finding time just like with anything else.  For 2014 I will definitely be making more time for the stuff I’ve left unattended.  2013 showed me good times galore; to name a few, participating in the Mr. EPSCP pageant, a great Gay Pride celebration, new friends, new tattoos and piercings (the last two were a bit painful but fun nonetheless because I have a great tattoo artist and those times were spent with friends).  2013 was also the second year back from Colorado.  I’ve had times when I miss my friends from Colorado as well as the weather, but ultimately I’m happy to be back to where I grew up and to be doing what I like again.  Of course, there have been trials but who doesn’t have those.  Learn, let it go, and go on.  

Well here’s to the start of a New Year!  I’m going to make sure I maintain this online presence better and longer than before.  May this year find you all doing well and I hope everyone has a good one!

And what would a post be without pictures?

Here are a few shots that are about a year old from my film camera and some edited winter pictures as well…

p.s. I’ll update my Shutterfly gallery ( ) with some more pictures






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January 8, 2014 at 1:46 am