Monthly Archives: January 2017

Arroyo Tapiado: Slot Canyon Within Slot Canyon

January 2017 Photo Of The Month: Slot Canyon Within Slot Canyon

My January 2017 Photo Of The Month is Slot Canyon Within Slot Canyon, an image made in the Arroyo Tapiado area of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Continue reading

Sunset Over Diablo Dropoff

Arroyo Tapiado: Mud Hills, Mud Caves, Anza Borrego

In the second part of my weekend travels with good friend Chris Horn, we decided to do some wandering through Anza Borrego.  This post primarily concerns our travel through Arroyo Tapiado and their famous mud caves. Continue reading

Making The Great American Novel

About That Great American Novel I Was Going To Write…

Tracy Schultze Writing

At long last, I am embarking on a long-desired project, the completion of my first novel.

I have been writing for nearly as long as I could read.  Before my 30s were defined by my love for photography, I spent much of my teens and 20s writing.  Most people do the majority of the writing in their lives as children, whether they be book reports, essays, or other class assignments. Continue reading

New Year’s Day – The Most Optimistic Day Of The Year

New Year’s Day is the greatest day of the year.  Be happy.  Be happier.  Eat better.  Exercise more.  Be a success.  Get back to your ideal weight.  Stay focused.  Save money.  Pay down debt.  Be more amiable.  Meet somebody.  Fall in love.  More importantly, have them fall in love with you.  Take fewer photographs.  Take higher quality photographs.  Stay off social media.  Stay away from television.  Stay away from politics.  Waste less.  Consume less.  Be less materialistic.  Write more.  Write that novel.  Find a publisher.  Don’t fear the future.   Or the reaper.  Lifehack without being too obsessed with lifehacking.  Learn to code.  Learn to code in multiple languages.  Rebuild your career.  Get that promotion.  Look for a new field.  Have a career plan.  Network with more people.  Be more social.  Make more friends.  Have less anxiety.  Worry less.  Embrace that mid-life crisis.  Make a difference to others.  Get to know more people.  Spend fewer nights at home.  Admire the stars.  Make a few images of them.  Wish upon a meteor.  Don’t worry if your wish comes true or not.  Be optimistic for the future.  Make all your dreams come true.  The world is your oyster.  You can do this.  You can do it.  You got his.  Starting today, on New Year’s Day.  All is quiet on New Year’s Day.

Don’t fret when none of these come true in 2017.