Saturday, June 24, 2006


banner, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

jogging the california coast

jogging the california coast, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Today's horrorscope:

You're ready to progress, but could still be unsure just where you're going, with whom, etc. This kind of openness is both wonderful (anything can happen!) and dangerous (anything can happen!).

Heh. Too true.

Today is the last shift, then i go do what Ive been waiting nigh on 20 years to do.

My message to folk in their 20's: Dont let fear stop you from what you know what you want to do. Oh yeah, and finding yourself? Look - you are who you are. Stop worrying about it.

Anyway, ive been kinda fuzzy on what to do next, even if i had all the funds in the world. All I really want to do now is take pictures and go walkabout for a bit.

Anything could happen tho. :)

Friday, June 23, 2006

San Francisco: The 2nd day of summer

Yup, summer is here.

Cable car lovers

Cable car lovers, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

BMW convertible

BMW convertible, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

This or the earlier versions.

Atkins diet

Atkins diet, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

New Brighton State Beach

New Brighton State Beach, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Today's horrorscope:

You need to knuckle down and get stuck in to a creative project that up until now you may not have been taking as seriously as it deserves. The Sun in Cancer over the next few weeks will give you the staying power and the eye for detail that you sometimes lack, so get to it. If you don't take this opportunity you will always regret it.

Ahh, but which one?


Convertible, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Until i got to Cali - i didnt *get* convertibles.

Even in Florida, a convertible made little sense, if youve always got the AC on and the top up.

But here, yup. I want one.

Rush hour traffic - Santa Cruz

Rush hour traffic - Santa Cruz, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

zen @ starbux

zen @ starbux, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


search, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Aston Martin on Highway 17

Aston Martin on Highway 17, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

hanging glass

hanging glass, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sip 'n Surf

Sip 'n Surf, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Heart Speaker

Heart Speaker, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Today's horrorscope:

The Sun's change of signs today will put the emphasis on friendships and group activities and even if you are the kind of Virgo who tends to be shy and retiring you must make an effort to be more open and outgoing, both in your personal affairs and in your social life. There are people out there who are aching to meet you. Don't disappoint them.

That's tough for me, but Im starting to see there are benefits to this....

I am also waiting for this month to end. Kinda dragging by.

The physical changes you seek may be coming at a frustratingly slow pace, but they are coming. To speed things up, all that's required of you is self-discipline and positive thinking. Cast your mind ahead a few months and visualize things as you want them to be (and want them to look). Your full commitment to a tough task will be required, but a strong dedication on your part will benefit your reputation and your attitude. A big confidence boost is coming.

The Sun's change of signs today also marks the start of a new period for you and you should be aiming to make it the best one ever. Forget about the failures of the past because they have no bearing on the successes of the future - and there will be plenty of them. Decide what it is you most want to accomplish and don't stop until it is done.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

D50 test shot

D50 test shot, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

coffee work

coffee work, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Reading for the articles

Reading for the articles, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Bread & Bubbly

Bread & Bubbly, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Golden Gate bridge sunset

Golden Gate bridge sunset, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

"Take the laptop off your knees!! Stop Googling yourself!!"

- Craig Feerguson, The Late Show


Sunday, June 18, 2006

D50 test shot

D50 test shot, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


curves, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

signage @ American Eagle

signage @ American Eagle, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

sunflowers by the sidewalk

sunflowers by the sidewalk, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

morning thunderstorm

morning thunderstorm, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

morning thunderstorm

Fort Lauderdale, before I left on my adventure.


Ed, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


Ed, fellow ex-AOL'er, cubicle mate of me and Clint.. and a REALLY good guy.

Because of his sweet nature and humilty, people tend to under-rate Ed. Heh, for years - he would thank me profusely for helping him become an excellent tech. Nah, i might have taught him the basics, but his dogged detemination and willingness to learn where others wouldve given up got him where he is.

Think he is a VP of Technology at Bank of America now. :)

Key West, the end, the start

Key West, the end, the start, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Key West, the end, the start

This is where I count as the beginning of my journey across America.


greybeard, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

That blasted beard added 15 years to my actual age. When I left New Jersey, i decided if I were going to be homeless, then Id grow a homeless beard.

I believe i shaved it not long after this.

By the way, family genetics - Ive been grey since I was 10.

Fellow wildkits

Fellow wildkits, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fellow wildkits

In one of life's everlasting coincidences, i turned a corner and walked into a garage sale in West Berkeley and met these two women. These two turned out to be fellow alumni of my high school in Evanston Il, outside of Chicago.

My last watch

My last watch, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

My last watch

I took a shower with this watch, and it was ruined. Since then, i have not worn a watch. it has been just over 3 years hence.

This man gave me my first professional photgraphy job

This man gave me my first professional photgraphy job

He was a foreman at a construction site in Berkeley. I was taking pictures of them placing an air-conditioning unit on a 10 story building. He saw me, ran over and gave me his card saying his company would pay for that photograph.

They paid me $500. For one photograph.


Fred, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

In many ways, the woman called Fred changed my life.

She was the inspiration for my first web site (I stole the organization.. err, was inspired by the organization of her web site in 97), which made me start writing daily on the web, which in turn established the core of my readership in the Bay Area, where I got to know people here, which inspired my desire to travel across the country, she put me up for a few months at her place when i arrived in the Bay Area without any identification papers, and was my PO Box when it took over a year to get my identification papers back.

Yup, i can say honestly that I wouldnt be where I am now if it werent for Fred.

I thought i was in love

I thought i was in love, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

I thought i was in love

The most serious i was about anyone in years.

Was prepared to follow through on every promise made. For better or worse.

She took the picture for my replacement ID

She took the picture for my replacement ID

And it took nearly a year after this for that little card to arrive.

One looong year.

A year without a place of my own or income.

A man named George

A man named George, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

During that year, Mr George made sure i was ok from time to time.

He still does.

Pioneer trail

Pioneer trail, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Pioneer trail

Among the people from all over who a drawn to Cali are many, many New Yorkers.

Rocket Girl

Rocket Girl, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Rocket Girl

Jennifer at Mama Buzz cafe in Oakland.

This retrospective started because I was looking for this particular photograph.


Levi, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


A former musician. Son of drums legend James Levi, drummer for the group Toto and the jazz icons The Headhunters. (I had the privilege of meeting him.)

I met a lot of world class musicians in Berkeley. Actually, i met a lot of world class artists during my time in Berkeley.

In any case, Levi once lived the life of the world-class artist, touring all over the world. But what makes him important to me, was his down-to-earth perspective, borne out of the fact of his addiction and life being homeless. Went through a lot. He is doing fine now. Really good guy.

He also gave me advice that I take to this day:

Anything that doesnt apply to my goals is a distraction.

A girl from Ohio

A girl from Ohio, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

A girl from Ohio

When i met her here, little did i know that she would take me into places and have me meet people i never wouldve imagined.

An eternally young Gemini.