A New Year

January 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
During 2016 I retired, after almost 34 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and spent much more time making photographs. In order to add discipline to my photography, I embarked on a 366 project, which involved posting at least one photo per day. I did it! Most days I posted a shot that I had taken that day, while other days I put up an image fro...
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Mount Rainier

September 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I participated in a photo workshop, last month, at Mount Rainier National Park. Rick Sammon led 10 of us to some of the best photo opportunities in that park. The weather was beautiful: there was no rain at all. Of course, we could have used some more clouds to add to the sunrise and sunset pictures, yet we could not really complain about the condi...
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Removing Awards

January 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I am in the process of removing items from my past career and making accessible everything I need for my new career. Thirty-four years with one organization produces a lot of material. In 2004 I won the Summit Award, which is given to the most successful manager at the big trip that honors the top 10%. The prize was a crystal vase on a pedestal. Th...
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Moving toward photography

January 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I spent some more time today on the administrative part of starting retirement. There was also some quality time cleaning out the home office. My advice: clear out old paperwork as soon as you do not need it anymore. There is a lot that needs to be shredded. Later in the afternoon, I got out to make some photos. Wandering around the Kettle Moraine...
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Transitions

January 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
So, I left Bristol-Myers Squibb yesterday after a career of 33.77 years. (That is the number on a document that I received from HR.) When I started in 1982, I was not sure that I would last a year, so the last 33 have been quite a bonus. Having a full-time job has increasingly gotten in the way of the things that interest me more, so freeing up my...
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