The power of your writing by Winnie Lim

I found this article on Medium. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to share it because I completely agree that “you should write even if you think nobody is reading”.

Why? Probably because I don’t think anyone is reading my blog! 🙂

Nevertheless, I think writing is good — even if you only write for yourself.


The power of your writing

why you should write even if you think nobody is reading

by Winnie Lim

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Adobe Lightroom 5 Training Videos by Anthony Morganti

I wanted to share a link to this amazing collection of Adobe Lightroom videos. There are 43 videos in all — a total of 12 hours!

I hope you find them as helpful as I have!

These videos have been created and are being shared (FREE) by Anthony Morganti.

About Anthony:

“I am a photographer, trainer and retoucher living in Buffalo, New York USA. Through my website and my YouTube channel, I hope to help others take better photos. All the information is free!”

His website:

His YouTube channel:


Live Each Day As If It Was Your Last

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

— Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Salutation to the Dawn

Salutation to the Dawn

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.
— Kalidasa

Using Photoshop to Make Your Images POP

A few nights ago I tried following this article to apply a “post processing” technique to a photo that I took of a covered bridge in North Conway, New Hampshire last October.

Let me know what you think!

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP



This is how it looked when I imported the file into Photoshop.
This is how it looked when I imported the file into Photoshop.



This is how it looked after applying the techniques from the article.
This is how it looked after applying the techniques from the article.

Easter Brunch 2014 – Quiche

Every year we go to Bridgette’s Dad’s house for Easter and everyone brings something (it’s a Pot Luck Brunch). I usually bring quiche.

People hear “quiche” and are immediately intimidated. Don’t be! It’s pretty simple and it’s very good. I have found that it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it’s just as good hot or cold (room temperature), and it goes very well with soup or a salad.

In the past I have kept it simple: one ham, cheddar, and broccoli quiche and one spinach, bacon, and Swiss quiche.

This year someone made a special request — asparagus with goat cheese. I’m always up for a new challenge!

So the first one was asparagus and onion (sautéed in olive oil) with roasted red peppers and goat cheese.

The second one was spinach and bacon but this year I tried Gruyère cheese instead of Swiss.

The basic recipe that I usually follow goes something like this:

  • 1 cup of vegetable (broccoli, spinach, asparagus)
  • 1-1/2 cups of meat (bacon, ham)
  • 1-1/2 cups of cheese (cheddar, Swiss)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

I usually use frozen pie crusts.

So you place the pie crusts on a baking pan, add the meat, cheese, and vegetables first.

Combine the eggs and cream (or milk) in a bowl and whisk together with salt and pepper, then pour that mixture over the filling.

Back at 375 for approx. 40 minutes – the eggs should be firm, the top should be golden brown, and a knife (or cake tester) should come out clean.

Here are some photos:

Asparagus, onion, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese.
Asparagus, onion, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese.


Sautéing the asparagus and onion
Sautéing the asparagus and onion


Frying the Bacon
Frying the Bacon


Quiches are assembled and going into the oven.
Quiches are assembled and going into the oven.


After baking in the oven for one hour.
After baking in the oven for one hour.

Maple Ice Cream

Tonight we broke out the ice cream maker! (It’s been in storage since October.)

After having a “maple creamy” up in Vermont a few years ago, maple ice cream is one of Bridgette’s favorites!

The basic recipe:

2 Eggs
1 cup White Sugar
3/4 cup Maple Syrup
2 Tableapoons Maple Sugar
2 cups Heavy Cream
1 cup Whole Milk

Follow the directions in the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream recipe book. It goes something like this:

Whisk the eggs for about a minute

Continue whisking while adding the sugar a little at a time (first the white; then the maple)

Continue whisking while adding the heavy cream followed by the milk

Stir in the maple syrup

Add to the ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes

It’s absolutely delicious!



Welcome Back!

Hello and Welcome!

Glen’s Home on the Web has been reactivated. Up and running on WordPress (hosted by Bluehost). This is exciting! I am feeling very good about this! This time it’s going to work! 🙂

I am planning to create ‘sections’ for Food, Programming, Photography, Running, and Reading.

Under Food I will share recipes and post photos of things that I make (as well as photos of meals eaten out with a review and link to the restaurant).

Under Programming I will share thoughts on emerging technologies, sample code, resources for learning to code, etc.

Under Photography I will share … photos! What else? Photos from different functions, vacations, and of course … food! 🙂

Under Running we can keep track of distance and times as well as any events (5K, 10K, Corporate Challenge, Tanger Fit for a Cure, Jana Piccola Walk 4Love, etc).

And under Reading I will share short book reviews. (Have you read any good books recently?)

I think this will be exciting! I think this will be rewarding!

Let’s get going! 🙂