Category: News

Thoughts on Writing a Eulogy

When my mother passed away April 2nd, 2016 it was devastating. At first, it felt I was on the wrong end of a very bad joke. An invisible fog seemed to constrict me as details of interstate flights, rental car information, packing lists, phone calls to loved ones, and planning took on surreal aspects I can only describe as numbing…

How to Buy an Electric Kiln

Steps I’ve bought three kilns thus far, each from a different type of seller. One was a small test kiln that I purchased from a licensed distributor of the make and model I already knew I wanted. You can look up kiln manufacturers and then research who they distribute their wares through. I suggest an initial search via websites from…

Humans like Widgets in a GUI

As a creative person I enjoy finding inspiration from the world around me, including books, news articles, and the like. Often I find interviews coming out of FastCompany to be insightful and useful. That isn’t to say I agree with everything they share. Take, for example, Facebook’s lead engineering innovator and her statement about artists, scientists and engineers from the…

margaret-oliver-2015“It is great to be back in Lansing, Michigan after a fantastic photographic caravan across the country from the San Francisco Bay Area, California all the way back here across route 80. I traveled through quite a number of lovely states such as Nevada, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois! Looking forward to playing with all the images I took of this wonderful country just in time for an online review launching July 4th. Meanwhile, hope you are all enjoying the Summer.”

Locations May through June

As I’m currently undergoing a major move to Michigan from California I’ll take on new projects starting June 15th. Gotta love falling for someone 2000+ miles away! But as life happens to us all, I am sure you can understand. May 20th through May 26th I’ll be in the San Francisco Bay Area, shooting photos, writing, and packing the last…