i've been at my parents' house in maine since the 22nd. jane and i spent a couple days in portland first. i like portland. it's a hip, not too large city. lots of neat shops, old buildings, and restaurants i wish we had had time to sample. it's been a fun visit here in sedgwick as well, with temperatures similar to tucson in the mornings, althought quite a bit colder later in the day, lots of good food, interesting conversation, and several HILARIOUS family games of dictionary. we fly back to tucson tomorrow, where i will start putting together my new photography studio. i'm really excited to start populating the walls with prints. i've also got some tentative ideas for a three dimensional painting series. stay tuned!