20 May 2007


have you ever been so intrigued by a set of fictional characters on some television series, be honest, that when you go on vacation and return, you feel as if you missed something and there is so much to catch up on...

well, having transferred to a new branch within the same company, i am still chained to my cubicle, but with a new twist... (insert dramatic score here) NO INTERNET. now this would be just fine, under different circumstances. however, with no current connection to the world wide web, at home, and recently discovering a love (addiction?) to blogging, i have been experiencing a definite sense of anxiety. i know that i may not have as many followers as american idol, ready to cast in there votes on my latest entry. regardless, i feel the burden... the need to blog.

so, i will do my best to stay updated. but, where to start?

since my last entry, i have sold my 1964 "cristobal" cortez to an intriguing individual who goes solely by the name "skip," carlie and i have decided to remain in orange county after our wedding, conversations have deepened from possibilities in business and photo life to actual plans of action, and i was able to spend an entire day with cash william keen.

so much can happen so fast, and i will do my duty, to my country, and maintain the events of gabriel ryan on this world wide forum. and, as the days progress, i will spend some time, looking back on the black hole of the past few weeks, at those events that will surely change the course of history.

until the next entry...

04 May 2007


it has been too long since i sat in front of a television, mesmorized by the combined super-power of the heroes that formed VOLTRON. i would intently await the metamorphosis that would take place when each of the heroes joined their robotic tigers into one large super-robot that became practically indestructable. there is something to be said about the lone warrior, the single heroe on a lone misison to save the world, but i have always been much more intrigued by team play. i guess i believe the power of community to be far more useful than my own strength.

the other night, i found myself energized, with my fiancee and i sharing a good meal with friends, having discovered in conversation, their newfound excitement for photography. before we knew it, we were passionately sharing ideas, plans, dreams, freedom and expression, in a vocation that would fit more than just a paycheck. with possibility on the horizon, realistic enough to be conceived, i feel like the pieces are coming together; the people are coming together. and, though we may not be fighting villains on saturday mornings, i do sense my own strengths being harnessed for the benefit of more than just myself, as i find new friends along this path.

thanks carlie, mark, and candice. (plus, sesame chicken and rice is always a treat... mark totally rocks the wok)