Storms they are a comin’

April and May in Wisconsin have been brutal this year. We were having snow storms late into April, and May has now started as the wettest month I can remember. The U.S. Climate Data for Madison says that we average 3.54″ of precipitation in the whole month; We are currently at 7.6″ by this website’s data and only half way through May. The storms keep … Continue reading Storms they are a comin’

Rich’s Interview by the DoIT Photo Club

I am part of the DoIT Photo Club at the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) at the UW, where we discuss photography and go out on lunch breaks to take photos on campus occasionally. I was recently interviewed by the founder of the club, John Nagler, to be featured in our department’s newsletter during the Partners in Giving campaign. Below is that interview: Q: Can … Continue reading Rich’s Interview by the DoIT Photo Club

Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show

Limnology: The scientific study of inland waters. At the UW-Madison Hasler Lab, located just west of the Memorial Union on beautiful Lake Mendota, a collection of water-related photos hang on the stairway, mirroring the theme of Arthur D. Hasler’s aquatic studies and research in Wisconsin. The Center for Limnology (CFL) was established in 1982 to plan, conduct, and facilitate inland freshwater research. For more information … Continue reading Stares on the Stairs – Limnology Art Show

Do Something. ANYTHING.

I sometimes follow Mark Manson‘s advice when I have a creative block. His “Do Something” principle is a good way to overcome fear, break the chain of procrastination or even start a fire of ideas for you to build off of. It’s that first step off the cliff that is so hard, whether you are hang gliding or creating a brochure in InDesign. Just dig … Continue reading Do Something. ANYTHING.

As the world turns, so does the soil to the plow.

Another Year; Another Plowoff. The sands of time have passed through the hourglass, and we have made it around the sun one more time. This signals it is time to tend to the fields that were so forth giving of their nutrients over the past growing season, and prepare the soil for another round come spring. Dial up your friends, boys; the plowoff is here. … Continue reading As the world turns, so does the soil to the plow.