Wednesday, September 20, 2017

As if Things Couldn't Get Any Worse ...

My heart aches for Puerto Rico, one of my ancestral homelands. Not only did it have to deal with bankruptcy, but an official says Hurricane Maria "destroyed" the island.

I had many good times there. But seeing the devastation makes me wonder if it can come back to life.
As far as I know, I have two relatives there. I don't know how they are doing. One of them is a big-deal athlete on the island. The other is the cousin who is three weeks younger than I am.

I hope they are safe.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Two Posts, One Day

Thanks Russia, for reading my blog!

By the way, Trump sucks.

Спасибо, Россия, за чтение моего блога!

Кстати, Трамп сосет.

I'm Back in the Classroom

It's Gloria. Ms. Diaz if you're nasty.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

How I'm Spending My Summer II

http://news-sentinel.com/opinion/your-voice/guest_column_would_you_give_93_to_eliminate_global_poverty_for_a_year_20170901

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More Photos


So yeah, I enjoy taking pictures of people and pets. They are difficult subjects, because the people hate to be photographed, and the animals seem to always move.

Here are some photos I've taken that I really like.

Daphne was very young here. The hair around her ears is just starting to grow.


On the left, Daphne is at Franke Park. On the right, she is hanging out the window of my mom's car.

This young lady wanted a good picture to send to Hooter's Annual Calendar Girl competition.


Two local musicians. I took this the Sunday before 9-11.

Friend and former co-worker. Shot at the Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne.

The Borgen Project and an Item on My Compassion List

So I've been interning for The Borgen Project. For different dollar amounts, I'll make or do certain things. I'll bake cookies, or make a video with original music, write a short story, or things like that.
If you want to check out the page, go here:

https://borgenproject.org/gloria-diaz/

I am interested in photography, and the top donation amount of $100 entitles the donor to a photo session. I'm posting some portraits I've taken of people. If you know of anyone looking for an inexpensive portrait session, tell them to check out my page and donate! The usual price is $212, so you're saving a bunch.

My friend Heidi. I liked the way her hair looked in this shot.


A former student. I'm testing out a new camera.



Shot at Lakeside Rose Gardens.



Bridal portrait at the Botanical Conservatory. Both it and Lakeside Rose Gardens are great places to take pictures.

I really like this shot. It's in the desert room.

Co-worker and all around cool guy who agreed to have his portrait done.

Former co-worker. She'd just had her hair done. I loved the color and had to talk her into this pose, because she didn't want to do it. One of her guy friends saw this photo and REALLY liked it.

This is my co-worker a few years later with her future husband. I shot their wedding, at the bride's insistence.

Close-up of the bride.