Friday, November 27, 2020

Wearing a Face Mask with Eyeglasses - Fogging No More

 Sadly, many people come up with all sorts of reasons not to wear masks, including that their glasses fog. Of course, I’ve been masked up since mid-March, whenever I’m around other people outdoors and, of course, indoors when I go shopping. (No indoor dining or bars for me.) But, I’ve had to (unsuccessfully) deal with major lens fogging. Eyeglasses fog because the warm exhaled air migrates through gaps in the mask. I’ve tried everything to de-fog my eyeglasses, from applying liquid soap, shaving cream, an anti-fog spray, and so forth. I ordered more than half a dozen different sorts of masks that fit my face differently. Nothing worked. That is, until the manufacturer of Cabeau Tape sent me a sample to test. Now, this sounded like no way would it work.

It’s pre-cut small pieces of medical-grade tape that you stick around your nose, under your eye and in front of your ears to “seal” the gaps in your mask. The first time I tried it, it didn’t work. The fogging persisted. But, then I was more diligent in how I applied the tape under my eye and nose area. Success. Fogging be gone! And the tape was comfortable, easy to apply, and adequate stickiness so that it did not lift off from my cloth mask.

Here’s a video that helped me figure out how to efficiently use the tape. I found that using a mirror assures that you properly applied the tape to “seal” any gaps.

I’m so happy with this product that I just ordered two more rolls of tape.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

New Collection: Any-Occasion Photo and Art Greeting Cards


After so many months of social distancing, giving an any-occasion greeting card with your personal message may be more important than ever before. I’m introducing my new collection of photo and art cards.

Each of my more than 2 dozen different any-occasion notecards (they’re blank inside) features one of my nature/landscape photos or paintings from my around-the-world travels. They are in limited supply — some images only have a quantity of 1 or 2 available so why not make it a surprise gift not knowing which image you’ll receive — and can be purchased singly or as a set of 5 or 12 different images, or as the entire collection. The note cards can be purchased here. 

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

My Short Comedy Film

 I’m so excited to share my short comedy film, “Such A Deal,” that I co-wrote. 

“Having just arrived in NYC, a mishap leaves Grace without a place to stay for the weekend. Finding a temporary room in a pinch, only to find out that it’s not the “charming tiny room she expected it to be.”

Everything about the making of this film was magical, from start to finish! I feel amazingly lucky to have worked with such a cadre of creative, supportive and inspiring people. 

It’s streaming here.


Starring: @ebonyobsidian

Co-starring: @damianemcee

Addt’l cast: @clifftycent


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Story by: @jcreaturetravel

Written by: @jcreaturetravel/@dionnafilm

Directed by: @dionnafilm

Produced by: @kenziemcheather

Casting: @angeliea


1st AD: @sarahakinsey

DP: @barbieleungdp

AC: @jgowesky

Stedicam: @eddielebron

Gaffer: @mdlcsquared

Sound Recordist: @mariyachuli


Set Photography: @shimel_photo

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Score: @cathjoymusic

Color Correction: @neptunepost

Post Sound: @oddly_enough_productions

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

A Creative and Comfy Inn in Connecticut

A stay at the Homestead Bed and Breakfast, a family-owned inn in Madison, Connecticut, couldn’t be more comfortable and comforting, especially in these stress-filled days of the pandemic. During my recent stay, I was swaddled in a large, white-on-white guest room with nothing but views of nature. It’s what my soul required.

The public spaces are able to meld the vintage (an array of vintage cameras, typewriters, stereoscopes and other objects) with the whimsical. I’m a big fan of this playful display.

There are so many artistic surprises at this inn. I found this table and wee gourd on my patio.

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