let the record resolve

Weather:
I mean it’s winter. You enjoy the days you can and hibernate when you must.

The year just ended so here is a round up of local vids worth your time. Hopefully they will keep you motivated over the winter:
Deric’s No Cap
Chucky’s gentle
Jake’s do you think this is ok
Chad’s bummmer 3
Kevin’s What is this? A serenade?
Segatron’s Trabajando

Please enjoy the latest seasonal iteration of Signal. We found some random spots and spent long days out in the air. In 2019 I plan to try and clean my lens more but I’m not promising anything.

This post is a few days later than I had hoped because I’ve been busy assembling and sending out the holiday package.

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This year I highlighted a number of the things I love: skateboarding, public transit, wonderful food, cardboard, block printing. I didn’t get around to a few other elements but sometimes a deadline can answers questions for you and you have to seal it up, apply stamps and throw it in the mail.

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As it stands I have a few packages left and some extra calendars and bandanas.

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Yell if you’re interested.

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Say hello to Little Pancake Man aka Stuart Gremlin. He lives here now and I love him.

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He’s the latest addition to our world and while he’s been a challenge it’s certainly worth it in the long term.

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The same can be said about this year.

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It’s certainly been a challenge.

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I should’ve traveled more. Hesitated less. Made more of my time.

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And when I wasn’t making the most of my time I should’ve enjoyed that downtime instead of browbeating myself over my inefficiency.

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I should try and figure out how other people do it.

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Live lives. Find contentment. Find quietness.

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Damn this is a pretty terrible read.

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Last year I took some pictures I liked. Laughed more than cried.

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Spent a reasonable amount of time making things. Ate some delightful foods.

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There were lots of amazing nights with friends.

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Afternoons with family.

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Mornings with cats.

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That ones a bit of a double edged swords because most mornings my cats wake me an hour earlier than I’d like demanding to be fed.

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But after they get fed I can catch a little more rest and if I’m lucky fall into that heavy short deep sleep.

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Come to think of it 2018 was A-O-K all things considered.

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I mean there’s was a lot of just awful things happening to the world.

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And there are days I’m convinved the world is 110% terrible.

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Too much unexpected sorrow, undeserved tragedy, cruelness and rage.

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Sometimes it feels like too much.

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Today I experienced one of the most simple blissful feelings I can have in my day to day life.

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I walked up to the bus stop as the bus was pulling up.

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The opposite can happen too.

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Sometimes you hustle up the stairs just to watch the doors close and the train pull away from the platform.

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I’m hopeful that 2019 will have some of those blissful experiences.

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And I’m certain it will probably some of those let downs.

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But how I react after that grouchiness or happy rush is something I can control.

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I’m going to stay up and try to learn to be better.

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At least I’m going to try my best to.

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If I forget don’t hesitate to let me know but please be kind about it.

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We all need more gentle optimism and enthusiasm in our lives.

intentional iteration

Weather:
Surprisingly dry and enjoyably warm until yesterday.

You should definitely watch the Polar, Mother, DC and WKND vids if you haven’t. I’m going to assume you have.

This is Deric’s vid from the past summer. Well worth your time.

Please enjoy the latest seasonal iteration of Signal. It was a solid summer.

Since this is the Summer post and the Fall post won’t be up until late December I’m putting out the call now.

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Every year I make a bunch of different things, usually a calendar and some art, then I stuff it into an envelope and throw it in the mail for the holidays. The last picture is an example of what got sent out last year.

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If you want to receive one it’s really easy.

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You can either email or DM me your address on Instagram.

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Then one day in December you’ll go check your mailbox and there it’ll be.

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It’s free so this isn’t a weird backhanded sales pitch.

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I always love making the stuff and hopefully people like getting them.

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If you watched the video you’ll notice some of the usual suspects are under represented.

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Nate crunched his back and that kept him off his board for a while.

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Nick got completely crunched at work and is still recovering.

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He’s handled it really well and his spirits seem up.

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Even so, if you see him out and about give him a hug.

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A gentle hug. He is still recovering.

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As with the last few posts these photos were all shot on film during the astronomically defined season.

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I’ve been experimented with different film speeds.

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One of my cameras also kept jamming resulting in some interesting multiple exposures.

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I was going to write something longer about considering a switch to digital and just some general thoughts about photography but something else happened since the last post.

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My birthday came and went and lately I’m starting to feel a bit older.

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Specifically my feet are starting to feel a bit older.

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I work on my feet all day and in my off time spend hours pushing around on a skateboard and this year it started to take a toll.

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I have lots of weird bumps, lumps and callouses.

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I have to wear a brace on my right ankle.

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I’m not complaining. I just want to share a bit of insight I picked up.

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Skate shoes are terrible. The absolute worst for anything except skateboarding.

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I used to be militant about wearing vans anytime I wasn’t working.

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Eventually I softened to wearing slippers at home.

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Now I wear Crocs at home. They are fantastic!

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Do yourself a favor and get some Crocs!

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So I was comfortable at home but I was still going to see bands play and standing in vans for hours and my dogs were barking.

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I even had the “pro” vans with the better insoles.

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It wasn’t just vans. I wore some State shoes for a stretch of time. Es back when they were still around. It’s skate shoes in general.

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Great for board feel, ok for everything else.

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So after explaining my woes to my friends and hearing all kinds of different advice I took the plunge and got some different shoes for every day life.

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They are the ugliest.

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You’ve probably seen them around. The sole looks like a weird marshmallow.

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I’m assuming the technology was recently invented because now I see it from a bunch of different companies. Nike, Adidas, New Balance.

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As ugly as they are I couldn’t be happier.

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They feel so good to walk around in and my knees and feet feel a bit better.

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Hopefully with less wear and tear on my feet and knees it’ll add a few years to my skating.

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That’s really my big takeaway from the summer.

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I know the last few posts have been pretty heavy and a little more philosophical.

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Things have still been really busy and heavy and deep.

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But sometime you get allow yourself to be a little lighter.

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Don’t be so stubborn about things.

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Treat your feet and in turn your body well or at least a little better.

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One more short random story.

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Friday night I was riding my bike full tilt down Foster Avenue heading home.

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Right before I got to the bridge a coyote crossed the street in front of me.

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Involuntarily I spoke outloud, “Oh shit a little one.”

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The coyote disappeared onto the riverpath and I continued riding home.

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I like it when the world is a magical place.

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Let me correct that.

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The world is a magical place.