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So you wanna be a blogstar?

Well, I guess its time that I start updating this thing on a regular basis. Do I want to be a big, popular blog that millions visit? Uh…no. No, I really dont want to be a blog star and I really dont want that much traffic. Come to think of it, I dont think I know a million people either. “Why do it at all?” one might ask. I ask myself that too and I the best reason is that there really IS no reason. I guess I consider myself rather techie (i must admit I can hear that familiar ‘whooshing’ sound as technology is passing me by) and since I have a web site, well its the thing to do. Do I really think that someone is going to be sitting there thinking “ooh, I MUST peek into the world of Matthew James and catch up!” ?? I truly dont, but what I do know is that whilst out surfing once I stumbled across someones site – who knows what i was searching for – and came across this feature called a ‘blog’. I got to reading the exploits of this person and I literally found myself wanting to keep reading about their day-to-day doings….a total stranger!! I actually believe that its because this person had an amazing knack of making ordinary events seem extraordinary, and they possessed a writing style that was witty and insightful. SO……all that said to say that Im going to start posting frequently and maybe you might even discover this post buried deep within a multitude of posts…..and that you found it because you keep reading and reading – that you cant get enough of my wit and insightfulness……not.

Prints are NOW AVAILABLE!!

Well, its official – an assortment of my photos are now available for sale online. I have partnered with an online printing service and they have a section called “ProPrints” from which my images can be purchased.
Its pretty simple, first the image is purchased and then you can choose ANY size to have it printed…..

Check it out!


Well, one of my photos has made it into the stores. I had two professionally printed and framed. This is the photo that I took in Wyoming of the sunrise on the old barn with the mountains in the background. On Christmas Eve, I received the news that I had sold one!!
Woohoo! My first print has sold!


I have recently discovered that there is a term for a particular race of people that we have all encountered at one time or another. They are called “Oblivions”. Fox News columnist Mike Straka has coined this phrase which I am now including as a part of my daily vocabulary.

Yes, we ALL know who the oblivions are.

They are the folks that will stand in the grocery line doing nothing, perhaps flipping through a magazine and will then stand there and stare as the clerk scans their full cart of items. Not until the clerk announces the sales total will the oblivion then decide that its a good idea to begin digging through a suitcase sized purse for their checkbook so that they can take 10 MORE minutes writing a check.

They are the folks at the gas station that will leave their cars at the pump to walk inside while the rest of us in line can only wait and steam till they return.

They are the drivers who see you waiting to pull out during heavy traffic, but wont use their turn signal when they turn – making you miss your opportunity.

They are the ones who will slowly walk right between you and the movie rentals you are trying to look at – completely ignoring the fact that they could have walked BEHIND you.

They are the inconsiderates that evidently have a special membership card that allow them access to the front of the line so that they can ask their question and be waited on before the rest of us that have been standing in line for 10 minutes…….

Nevertheless, I love this term “OBLIVION”. The world is so full of them these days but I have to admit – just the simple act of dubbing someone an “oblivion” helps me come to terms with the injustice I have just been served.

I KNOW you ALL have an oblivion story – share it with us here. Simply click the “Comments” link below and tell us how an Oblivion has impacted your life….

Welcome to the News section

Ive always wanted to develop a section where I could add content quickly and easily and this is it. Here, Alice and I will be adding updates on a daily and weekly basis, so feel free to come back anytime and find out whats going on with us. Special thanks to Kelly Wood for helping me get started…