Travis Smith: my resume, bio and photos back to the main blog page

After busying ourselves with several projects, I’ve been getting back into Flickr and friends.

There must be a name for that odd feeling of guilt and hapiness you get when you see an old friend that you haven’t seen in far too long, and you’re really happy to be hanging out with him, but you also feel bad that you’ve got no damn good reason for NOT having seen him.  Today, I hung out with Justin and Sue and got that feeling double.

I also went to not one but TWO International Writers Festival events—one was a talk with two graphic illustrators (Chester Brown did a

comic book

biographic novel of Louis Riel and Barbara Reid does children’s books), and another was four crime novelists cracking wise.  Susie arranged them both; she’s awesome.

I also went on a VanDigicam photo walk today.  It was downtown.  I wish we’d gone somewhere where the leaves were turning and lovely.  Maybe I’ll do that for myself on Sunday, ‘cause tomorrow’s super busy, too.


“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?




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