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richtatum WARNING: All odors are particulate.

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richtatum Carpet Bagger in Black and White.

Sitting in a meeting with my daughter’s teachers, I snapped a shot of the carpet. While it’s not the most exciting subject, it is strangely nostalgic, and it just might make a useful texture.

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richtatum Carpet Bagger.

Sitting in a meeting with my daughter’s teachers, I snapped a shot of the carpet. While it’s not the most exciting subject, it is strangely nostalgic, and it just might make a useful texture.

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richtatum Good morning!

Ross Park, beside Mona Lake, 9:00 a.m.

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richtatum Daddy date with THIS girl!

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richtatum Here’s Lookin’ at You, Kid!

Last night we celebrated Ellie’s completion of eleven full years of life. As an eleven-year-old now, she’s in that awkward present-buying stage where she’s too old for the simple toys of childhood yet too young for presents like, oh, diamond necklaces and such. So, we refrained and she got to enjoy unbejeweled, simple gifts like this compact mirror, a detangling brush, and Chap-Stick.

Thankfully, we had grandma and grandpa on hand to bring out the big guns with a brand-new bike! Sure, it’s not diamond-encrusted, but Spring is upon us and it’s time to get out and ride!

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

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richtatum Leaders, take note!

If you feel you’re in a creative slump, maybe you’re holding onto one of these myths. Or perhaps your organization does?

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richtatum Best office ever!

I haven't mentioned this here yet, but I started a new job last week, and have once again joined the world of the gainfully employed!

After a painful year-and-a-half sojourning with my family in Washington State, experiencing high-stress, a hospitalization, kids missing their grandparents, and two job losses in that time, we finally caved and moved back to Michigan to live with my wife's parents.

I'll admit: I took a leap and left a perfectly good job to pursue what I hoped would be a dream opportunity and kind of failed in the process. Twice. But after knocking back a few freelance jobs back home, opportunity came calling when a friend recommended me a remote-work position. Within three days, I had an offer and I accepted.

Last week was my first full week on the job as Director of Marketing for TheBestSchools.org.

Pray for me. And if you don't believe in prayer, wish me luck. And if you don't believe in luck, you can always congratulate me and hope for the best!

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richtatum Good Morning Muskegon.

After a heavy fog last night, Mona Lake looks especially peaceful.

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richtatum Shower Hour.

I really don't go looking for shots to make in bathrooms, but sometimes nature calls!

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richtatum Time to Wake.

She hates to wake up for school. I almost hate waking her.

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richtatum In Search of The Perfect Card.

Today is AJ’s 14th birthday. And the girls are on a mission: they are looking for the perfect birthday card.

At the dollar store.

Choices are limited, but the girls will not be dissuaded.

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richtatum Trio.

I'm not obsessive about order, but I do kind of wish I'd thought to make sure the cabinet doors were perfectly closed. Oh, well.

Still, I like the lines! Getting rid of as much of the lens distortion as possible was a bear.

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richtatum Snow View.

As I get older I find I enjoy snow more and more only from within the confines of a warm enclosure.

But it does make for interesting images from time to time.

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richtatum More snow. Ugh. “A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
—Carl Reiner

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richtatum “It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”
—Henry David Thoreau

I am not often very wise.

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richtatum Juli’s Rudolph.

Our kindergartner, Juli expressed her intentions that when she grows up, she will be an artist, just like her big sister, Ellie.

Accordingly, this adorable red-nosed Rudolph came home over the Winter break. He made us laugh and marvel at his strangely expressive gaze. He’s been dominating a place of honor ever since.

I still smile with amusement every time I walk by.

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richtatum AJ has been quietly working on this project for the past six hours. It’s not homework. It has no immediate, practical application. It’s just interesting and, therefore, fun.

He's building custom palettes, pixel-by-pixel. With Microsoft Paint.

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richtatum Circles, Curves, and Colors, by Ellie.

Ellie is proud and happy that her artwork was selected for prominent display at school (she’s in 5th grade). We are proud, too!

I didn’t even know she had this in the works, but she kept asking me to come inside the hallways, she had something to show me. When I saw it, I was blown away by the shapes, the colors, and the blending. She’s got quite the eye.

For Christmas, this year, Ellie received a table that has a camera built in. She’s started shooting stuff around the house, and I can tell: she’s got the eye. I can’t wait to see what kind of an artist she grows into. And she’s quite the inspiration for her little sister, Juli.

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