Daily Quote: September 10, 2021

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter,
day and night, exercise and rest.

~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
English – Artist / September 10, 1834 – November 4, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Pause to remember World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide leaves those behind wondering and questioning what could we have done differently to prevent this terrible loss. Often the answer is nothing. So, instead everyday be available to listen to others and offer understanding. Support your local Suicide Prevention call in lines and carry on.

Others are battling for their lives as we remember Stand up to Cancer Day. Looking for cures and new methods of early detection. Fight this terrible disease.

This Second Friday in September is also National Hot Dog Day. So whether you buy one from a street vendor or enjoy one on the BBQ in your own back yard, enjoy a hot dog today.

Daily Quote: September 10, 2020

I don’t paint, and I can’t draw, but I see things, I think, quite well,
and I love being able to freeze things with the camera, particularly the children.
Then I discovered with the camera that you can tell
a whole story with just freezing a moment in reality.
I find it a very good way, a very satisfying feeling.

~ Margaret Trudeau (Canadian – Photographer / Born: September 10, 1948

Holidays and Celebrations: September 10, 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day

National School Picture Day -USA


The milestones measured in growth and style changes with school pictures is legendary.  After retiring from being a Real Estate Project Officer at Canada Post, I did one season of School Photography.  Taking up to 400 Portraits a day. assembly line style with a set format and 3 poses to choose from.  It taught me that this wasn’t what I wanted to do, as it stifled any creativity and was very high pressure to perform.