1. Just wanted to let some of my cats and kittens know, that I really appreciate the well wishes that I have received from you, the past week. It has been a painful week for me, to do the most simplest things, that we normally take for granted, like just standing up. Undergoing spine surgery, for me, was a serious and scary thing. A decision that may or may not have worked out for me. But I will not know the outcome just yet. I’m in constant pain now, but I try my best to fight it. 
This image is what my back looks like now. I am pretty pissed that they did a shoddy job at stitchin’ it up. Doesn’t look like it’s gonna be a decent lookin’ scar. I’ve given myself stitches and you could barely tell, unless I showed you where it was. This was like a rush job.  I’ve been in serious pain for the past week. Makes me wonder if my decision was a good one. My sciatic nerve still hurts, and the surgeons did a horrendous job stitching me back up… Looks like Dr. Frankenstein stapled me back up in such a rush, so as to get back to the country club and get a round of golf before it rained. What kills me is that two surgeons performed the surgery. Two discs removed and replaced with spacers, 4 screws, a metal plate and 17 staples… Ugh!!

I am NOT a happy camper!!

    Just wanted to let some of my cats and kittens know, that I really appreciate the well wishes that I have received from you, the past week. It has been a painful week for me, to do the most simplest things, that we normally take for granted, like just standing up. 

    Undergoing spine surgery, for me, was a serious and scary thing. A decision that may or may not have worked out for me. But I will not know the outcome just yet. I’m in constant pain now, but I try my best to fight it. 


    This image is what my back looks like now. I am pretty pissed that they did a shoddy job at stitchin’ it up. Doesn’t look like it’s gonna be a decent lookin’ scar. I’ve given myself stitches and you could barely tell, unless I showed you where it was. This was like a rush job.  I’ve been in serious pain for the past week. Makes me wonder if my decision was a good one. My sciatic nerve still hurts, and the surgeons did a horrendous job stitching me back up…

    Looks like Dr. Frankenstein stapled me back up in such a rush, so as to get back to the country club and get a round of golf before it rained. What kills me is that two surgeons performed the surgery. Two discs removed and replaced with spacers, 4 screws, a metal plate and 17 staples… Ugh!!

    I am NOT a happy camper!!

    1 year ago  /  2 notes  / 

  2. Twelve years ago, Johana didn’t even know she was goin’ into labor, and a few hours later, we had a lil’ baby girlie, that we named Sammi. She’s growin’ up way too fast, way too fast. and so the Family curse, which sometimes skips a generation, is when a person turns twelve, the magic in them starts to develop and makes itself known. And so, Sammi took flight while on the Forest trail. Just cause she wanted to fly, the magic lives within her…. HAppY BirthDaY, Sammi!!
Love you very much,
Daddy
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Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks.

    Twelve years ago, Johana didn’t even know she was goin’ into labor, and a few hours later, we had a lil’ baby girlie, that we named Sammi. She’s growin’ up way too fast, way too fast. and so the Family curse, which sometimes skips a generation, is when a person turns twelve, the magic in them starts to develop and makes itself known. And so, Sammi took flight while on the Forest trail. Just cause she wanted to fly, the magic lives within her…. HAppY BirthDaY, Sammi!!

    Love you very much,

    Daddy

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    Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks.

    2 years ago  /  3 notes  / 

  3. Everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words, that would mean if you didn’t take that picture that story would never be told, heard or remembered with clarity… Silence is not art
    – Sebastian

    2 years ago  /  0 notes  / 

  4. By Sight Alone….005 on Flickr.
The emotions you get from a image, sometimes are overwhelming. Something digs into your side and being difficult for logic to prevail over emotion, it digs deeper, cutting into your soul. You need not Hear or Speak, the image is for viewing, through the windows that open your inner most thoughts of desperation, happiness, mystery and at times, rude awakening, a Revelation, as it may. Cast aside those thoughts of “It’s just another Photo”, I assure you, it is not. It is what you need to see at the moment, if you just let it become what it needs to be for you, never mind what it will become for someone else.Feel free to express your emotions, if only for a moment, you will delve into a world of of solitude, that will bring you peace, and only then should you move on…
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Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for Flickr…

    By Sight Alone….005 on Flickr.

    The emotions you get from a image, sometimes are overwhelming. Something digs into your side and being difficult for logic to prevail over emotion, it digs deeper, cutting into your soul. You need not Hear or Speak, the image is for viewing, through the windows that open your inner most thoughts of desperation, happiness, mystery and at times, rude awakening, a Revelation, as it may.

    Cast aside those thoughts of “It’s just another Photo”, I assure you, it is not. It is what you need to see at the moment, if you just let it become what it needs to be for you, never mind what it will become for someone else.

    Feel free to express your emotions, if only for a moment, you will delve into a world of of solitude, that will bring you peace, and only then should you move on…

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    Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for Flickr…

    2 years ago  /  3 notes  / 

  5. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on Flickr.
I was watching him sleep as I do almost everyday, and this song popped into my head… youtu.be/4SBjSQweDsQ

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    "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" on Flickr.

    I was watching him sleep as I do almost everyday, and this song popped into my head… youtu.be/4SBjSQweDsQ

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    2 years ago  /  2 notes  / 

  6. He is my son, Devin and it seems like ages that I’ve looked at him. Although, it’s only been a few minutes. What I mean, by looking at him, is perusing his face for signs of understanding. He’s there, I know he is, I just want to see the understanding.I want to see what flows through his mind, the visions he sees that we don’t. I want to feel what he feels if only to take it away, to allow him to dream the lil’ dreams I dreamt as a child. Following that dark road of night into the morning glory burning brightly and hearing him say, “I’m home”. To look in my eyes and say, “Daddy, Daddy, I’m home from that place that kept me from you”. Telling me the story of the Ogre beyond the crossing that he made smile and laugh, and was finally allowed to cross on his way to the light of understanding that we are always here for him as he is for us.He is my son, Devin.
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Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for Flickr…

    He is my son, Devin and it seems like ages that I’ve looked at him. Although, it’s only been a few minutes. What I mean, by looking at him, is perusing his face for signs of understanding. He’s there, I know he is, I just want to see the understanding.

    I want to see what flows through his mind, the visions he sees that we don’t. I want to feel what he feels if only to take it away, to allow him to dream the lil’ dreams I dreamt as a child. Following that dark road of night into the morning glory burning brightly and hearing him say, “I’m home”. To look in my eyes and say, “Daddy, Daddy, I’m home from that place that kept me from you”. Telling me the story of the Ogre beyond the crossing that he made smile and laugh, and was finally allowed to cross on his way to the light of understanding that we are always here for him as he is for us.

    He is my son, Devin.

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    Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for Flickr…

    2 years ago  /  1 note  / 

  7. Sometimes, things just don’t go the way I plan, or they just go too far, and the “Beast Within”, just wants to get out… But I do what I have to do to control it… You just have to, cause everybody has a beast that wants to shred everything in it’s way, and hope for peace … what do you do? 
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Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if  you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for story…

    Sometimes, things just don’t go the way I plan, or they just go too far, and the “Beast Within”, just wants to get out… But I do what I have to do to control it… You just have to, cause everybody has a beast that wants to shred everything in it’s way, and hope for peace … what do you do? 

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    Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for story…

    2 years ago  /  0 notes  / 

  8. As time progressed, I became aware of the destructive patterns of Oliver and Tobias, not to mention the death threat letters, I had received numerous times. Something about betrayal, being left behind, and gonna slash the new Pooch…
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    As time progressed, I became aware of the destructive patterns of Oliver and Tobias, not to mention the death threat letters, I had received numerous times. Something about betrayal, being left behind, and gonna slash the new Pooch…

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    Note: All Photography done by Sebastian Ortiz…. ( ME ) please if you use any of them, please credit me thanks. Click on Image for story…

    2 years ago  /  2 notes  /