Personal Update 202406 | 30 Jun 2024


Thanks for taking a moment to read this month’s update. I hope you’re doing well. The photo above is the Space Needle from 31 May 2024 while on a trip to Seattle.

Photo Sharing and Style

In recent years I’ve begun taking more food and product photos from restaurants and stores, as well as my usual nature photos from parks and elsewhere. There are now 6,743 photos submitted to Google maps and those have had over 36 million views.

The photos shared on my personal website might receive a dozen views. Photos shared on Facebook may get 20 views. However, photos shared on Google maps are seen by the millions of people who use the maps app to see images from a destination they are interested in. In addition to the photos you’d expect to see at a coffee shop or store, I have some of my own artistic style of photography blended in. It’s a nice way to share my photos more broadly.

The photos below are similar to the style I’ve used over the years — taking pictures of whatever strikes me as interesting based on materials, lines, colors, lighting, and composition. I mostly enjoy nature photos, architecture, and some food or product photos.

Seattle Visit

At the end of May and during the first week of June, we were in Seattle for a work related conference. I’ll share some photos below from the Space Needle, the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit, Pike Place Market, Bainbridge Island, the REI Seattle Flagship store, the South Lake Union Capital One Café, and other locations in the Seattle area.

The visit to Seattle provided a good opportunity to get refreshed. It was good to have a break. My last vacation was in December 2019 when I spent a few days in Nevada.


I continue to expand on the topic reports found on the Resources For Life dot com website. The list can be found on the What’s New Page. Adding incrementally takes very little time since the post and related context are already present.

After four months of doing very little writing, in May I added more documents to the Resources For Life dot com website.


If you’re interested in the latest tech-related guides and articles I’ve posted, you can visit the Posts Page on the Iowa City Tech website.


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Origins. For those of you who are new to these monthly personal updates, they began about 23 years ago out of a desire to share from my personal life about topics of lifeways (faith/philosophy), health, career, finances, relationships, effective living, and public interest efforts. This is based on the Life Map presented on the Resources For Life website. [View]