Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Update, Working Toward the Future


Leaving Vegas was easy. I packed. I left. I drove. I arrived in Oklahoma. And then, well, it took me a month-and-a-half to get an apartment and move in. After that, there were a dozen things to get done, and then another dozen, and another dozen, and I am still not through. But, I am getting there.

Very little has been done with my photography except I am studying the periodicals to try to better learn the business end of the business. I have shot locally, but I am not doing much traveling, yet. And, it will be another month before I can get a decent internet connection. So, I am mostly getting things better organized, working with my music, and taking care of family matters.

Until I get my financial situation squared away I will now concentrate on the following task on a schedule that will not get me strung out with too much going on to accomplish my goals, like I did in Las Vegas. Two computer projects have been added to my agenda. I am now rebuilding an old MySpace website that I deleted several months ago. This time, the site will only be used for my work with music. Also, I am now I am working to rebuild my old Flickr site. However, this time it will be for family and personal friend use only. My work with Better World Media on my SmugMug site will continue, as will my work with Adobe Stock. Plus, I am now posting, for now, my nature catalog on an Alamy Stock web site. I may add other components of my full catalog at a later time.

And, of course, I do plan to get more serious about working with this blog. But, another project I am working on is my family's ancestry blog, The Birmingham Shield. My Senior Van Man blog, and my Better World Trucking blog is awaiting their turn for me to start working on them again. And, I am working to bring my Pinterest and Instagram sites up-to-date.

All in all, I am too busy catching up with what should have been done long ago to do much new work. So, I will take it one step at a time, one day at a time.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Senior Van Man: Looking Forward and Cabin Fever

Senior Van Man: Looking Forward and Cabin Fever: For some folks, things do not always go the way they want them to go. Me, I am one of those people that things seldom go the way I want them...

Friday, December 27, 2019

Foss State Park, Foss Lake, Oklahoma

Foss State Park is located on Foss Lake in western Oklahoma near the town of Foss. 
Amenities: Abundant reservable campsites, 10 campsites have full-hookups, sites for the big rigs, many shaded sites, and over 100 tent sites are available. All sites have water services and 30 or 50 amp service. There is a fully furnished ADA compliant cabin and at least one other fully furnished cabin now available but on a reservation basis. A campsite for equestrian activities is now available with a multi-purpose trail for horseback riding. 

Foss State Park has five palapas (thatched roof open-sided structure) at Sunset Beach. These facilities are air-conditioned enclosed shelter meeting space. Boat storage and rentals are available. More facilities, including a seasonal marina with lighted boat ramps, a swimming beach, restrooms and comfort stations, cooking grills, fire rings, and playgrounds can be found around the park. Picnic areas, group picnic shelters, grills, fire rings, comfort stations with showers, lighted boat ramps, boat storage, boat rentals, playgrounds, a swimming beach, and a seasonal marina is near the dam and easily accessible.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Acacia Park and Demonstration Gardens, Henderson, NV.

Below you will find a screenshot of one of the local (Henderson, NV.) parks that I have photographed. I am now making screenshots of every gallery on my Better World Media website, and I plan to use them in my social media posts. I also think I may be able to use some of them in advertisements for my photography work. Another reason for taking these shots is simple to show me a record of work that I may need to do, like adding photos to some galleries. These shots are taken from my BWM on Adobe Stock site.

Acacia Park and Demonstration Gardens, Henderson, NV.
50 Casa Del Fuego St.
Gibson Road & Las Palmas Entradas Avenue
Park hours: 6:00am to midnight


16 acres; Lighted ball field; Barbecues; Lighted basketball courts; Covered picnic shelters; Dog park; Lighted multipurpose fields; Open grass area; Picnic tables; Playground; Restrooms; Splash pad; Walking course

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Job of a Logo

What is a logo? Well, a logo is a well-designed graphic image or physical property that describes a business and tells potential customers what a business does. Is your business trustworthy? Are you a professional? What is the quality of the goods or services you provide?

My business, Better World Media, actually requires two logos, a personal logo, and a business logo. If my business is successful I will eventually hire one or more employees, and each employee will have their own personal logo. Hopefully, these employees will also be (but not necessarily be) family members. The primary service of BWM, at this time, is photography. BWM, however, is designed to eventually start adding compatible services that use the professional talents of each individual employee.

At this time my personal logo consists simply of a black background, and two graphics. One graphic is the shutter of a camera. This represents my work in photography. One graphic is the treble clef, a music symbol. The treble clef represents my work as a musician and songwriter. Future plans are to add identifying info for BWM to the logo, and a redesign of the text.

The Better World Media logo, once again, consists of a black background, a camera shutter, and the treble clef. It also consists of eight simple graphics that convey the kind of work that BWM is noted for. There are four graphics showing modes of travel because BWM will travel to do the work that is needed. The guitar symbolizes our work in music. The camera and video camera shows our work in image production. And, the typewriter shows our work in tieing everything together to produce the story our clients are trying to convey.

Building the business of Better World Media has taught me a lot about building a business. But, I believe, more importantly, I am learning things about the human body and taking care of myself that I never before considered. For instance, a person can only do so much before it is time to take a break and get some rest.