Murphy-Cam Blog

Flying Pig Marathon
May 4, 2019

Murphy and I were out inspecting the preparations for the 21st Annual Flying Pig Marathon. Food venders, sound systems, and signage were all getting ready for one of the biggest events of the year. There will be a half and full marathon, plus a 2 mile Flying Fur event for dogs and their human companions. Murphy and I will not participate directly, but will certainly cheer on the participants. Over 36k are expected to take part in the festivity’s...

100 Joe Nuxhall Way
May 2, 2019

Enjoy this whimsical view of Mr Red through the fountain. His recumbent gaze along 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, reveals 150 years of Cincinnati Reds history. We see him here, relaxing on his bench, created for the occasion. Before this series adorning parks around the city, the only Bench I can recall associated with the Reds organization was Johnny. The hall of famer homered twice in game 4 of the 1976 World Series, as the Reds defeated the New York...

Keep Life In Perspective
April 27, 2019

Life, like art, can change dramatically by the way you look at it. To keep life in perspective, I find it useful sometimes to step back from a situation and examine the larger picture. It can also be just as insightful to move in for a macro look at circumstances causing angst in your world. Storms Will Come A quote from Year of the Flood: "Storms of life will come. It need not be the storms that define us, but rather our response to them. If you...

Lighted Fountains At Dusk
April 26, 2019

Murphy and I spent the evening with a photographer friend, looking for light along the riverside parks in Cincinnati. This image, entitled Lighted Fountains at Dusk, feels sophisticated. Visions of black ties, evening gowns, and champagne pass through my imagination. A wisp of Bix Beiderbecke, or Benny Goodman hang in the air. Well heeled passengers queue up to board a finely appointed Pullman rail car at Union Terminal for destinations unknown. I...

Easter Service - Sunrise Edition
April 23, 2019

Hello all, and welcome to Easter Service - Sunrise Edition! There is a special feel to the Sunrise service. I envision that quiet time before the Mary's get to the tomb. Before the trumpeters usher in George Frideric Handel's Messiah and its triumphal Chorus. Maybe even at the time when Jesus makes his daring escape, and the angels tag with him to share the story. A pause before the storm, if you will. So, what do you imagine happened the night...

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