The Thrill Was Gone
Thursday, January 01, 2015
The Thrill Was Gone

For the past couple of years, I have felt like I had lost my Mojo.  I was in a rut.  I had become disillusioned with life, society, and especially the photography profession, to which I have dedicated over 25 years - most of my life!   For many years, I had been proud to call myself a "Professional Photographer".  I had worked long and hard to perfect my craft and earn that title.  But now that title meant nothing.  Almost everyone that owns a camera these days calls themselves a "Professional Photographer".  Or else they are married to, related to, or best friends with, someone that does.  So when I meet someone new and they ask me what I do, I ...

ALLORA - The Italy Blog
Thursday, January 01, 2015
The Thrill Was Gone

     Spend any time around Italians in Italy and you are sure to hear one word come up in conversation again and again and again.  The word, ALLORA, has such a silvery sound to it - especially when spoken with that wonderful melodic Italian accent.  Google Translate lists a number of different translations - "then", "therefore", "now", "at that time", "in those days", and "in that case".   I would translate the word as "Well".  So, ALLORA, I hope you enjoy this account of my time in Italy.