Monthly Archives: June 2009

Beloved Daddy


It is with great sadness that I announce that a great grandfather, father, brother, and son has passed away.

Those who knew him or have read his posts know that very few have the ability to capture such vivid pictures and match those pictures with such deep and eloquent thought.

For those that would like to pay their respects, the funeral arrangements have been included below.

In the coming weeks and months we will try and continue to fill these spaces with the same thoughts and visions that its founder was known for.

Thank You.

Prayers for James Peter Richardson, 59, of Bartlett will be held Friday 9:00a.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home 950 South Bartlett Rd. (at Stearns Rd.) Bartlett to St. Mary Catholic Church in Elgin. Mass 10:00a.m. Interment St. Michael.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday 3:00 – 9:00p.m.

James Is the beloved daddy of Erin (David) Figueiredo of Bartlett and Janet (Michael) Panek of Pewaukee, WI; Proud grandfather of Corinne, David James, Madison and Emma Figueiredo and Robert and Trinity Panek; Cherished son of Shirley Cozza and the late Eugene Richardson;stepson of the late Dominick Cozza; dear brother of 6 brothers and sisters and 4 step siblings.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 1332 N. Halsted Ste 201 Chicago 60642 would be appreciated. (630) 289-7575 or

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The inevitable path


Whenever I walk and there is a path or a walkway I have to shoot it.  It serves no other purpose than to ground my photos that day.  It makes me think of prospective and where I should be pointing the camera.  What line will the eye take when someone looks at it?  Once I have that all figured out then I can shoot in peace.  All the other photos for the rest of the day will be how I want them.  If I can not get this simple photo right then nothing will work out, besides I wonder where all of these paths go. 

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The last notes


Taps is a piece of music that brings a lot to mind.  It is peaceful and yet dynamic.  It gives us a few moments to think about what we are doing when we hear it.  It does not let our mind wonder as the notes play across the field. 

We jump when the guns or cannon goes off.  It is our job to remember our veterans, to lengthen as long as possible their time of death to the time those of us who live actually forget who they are.

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