June update

Well — I’ve had no time to update this site – (actually, no motivation until now) – so I’ll use my original blog – now www.notracesplaces.com.

If anyone knows of a good WordPress person – please let me know. My lovely wife can do all the design – I just need someone to make it all work – help with the layout – archives, etc…

We’re in the midst of preparing to move in the winter (it’ll be here soon) – so we can have the house renovated (finally). That’s where a lot of our energies go — but I need to shoot more film – and secure a new place to post images (flickr sucks – and Instagram is nice, but there’s a size limitation)…

So — there you have it…

Slow to Go

I know. I know. I haven’t done squat to get things going — Instagram is just too much fun! If you’re on Instagram, you’ll find me there, too – notraces.

I’m heading to Chicago soon. I’m hoping that will kick-start some ideas for revamping No Traces.

I still manage to shoot b&w film — at least a roll a week – sometimes 3 or 4. I just need to get my act together to figure out how to build out a cool new site…

In the meantime — here’s a little something – Mae on Fuji 3000B:

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Ten Years Gone

Then as it was, then again it will be
An’ though the course may change sometimes
Rivers always reach the sea – Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin

Well Well Well. Ten years have zipped by since I launched No Traces. Ten YEARS! Wow. Where does the time go?

I decided it’s time to change things up a bit. The truth is I haven’t really put much on my site for several years now. I’d pop up a few images here and there, but more for the benefit of family and close friends who don’t use flickr or instagram.

Still – I always yearned to do more. The site was becoming old and flimsy – the underlying structure never really updated. I had to shut down comments because I couldn’t keep the spam away – my archives page was out of control – I was limited to a certain file size for my images — on and on…

And then – I happened to log in to look at something on my site and found an annoying message that simply read, “Account Suspended”. No email from the hosting provider. No nothing. I submitted a ticket and expected to hear something right away, but… I’ll spare you the details.

The good news is I’m in the process of setting up the old site under a different domain name so all the entries will be available to see – good for family and friends. I have all the photos backed up — but it’s the writing that has most meaning to me — the light and dark days of my life in my own words – and pictures…

Which brings me back here. I didn’t want to simply retire notraces.com. It’s like an old friend. A trusted friend. We know each other well – we are one. I need my place to show what’s going on in my world. I need a place to write. I need a place to share. So, I’ll keep it alive. I’ll use WordPress for now – and see where this takes me.

The No Traces domain is all paid for through 2021 – hopefully, I won’t croak before then – and – hopefully, I’ll also figure out how to reinvent this thing…

A very special thanks to anyone who has visited No Traces over the last ten years. It’s been a lot of fun – I’ve met A LOT of people as a result – I’ve learned so much — and — I’ve enjoyed sharing my life through my own images and words…

Now, let’s just see…