About

Just looking around...
I'll admit: I like old-school blogging.

I've been blogging for over ten years.  You can see a list of where I regularly blog/blogged here, or just click on one of the tabs at the top of the page.  

For years this was a spot to post things I didn't know where else to post ... a blog junk drawer, if you will.  Recently I've found myself coming back here to quietly post photos, and to muse about long  form narratives I could quietly place along with those photos.  (Check back for those. I'm in a dry spell, plus there's so much internet noise already.)

I know blogs have gathered some dust since the rise of Twitter and Facebook, and are probably wheezing their last dying gasps thanks to Medium and Steemit.  I miss the early, ragtag days of the blogosphere before social media corralled everyone into corporate places.  Social media's hive structure reminds me of cubicle space in an office building.   Blogs, however, are more like private boutiques, used bookstores, cluttered studies and garage studios.  Blogs are the kooky thrift shops down the alley from Facebook's big box store.  There aren't as many active blogs anymore, but I find myself drawn to places that don't expect me to click a like button.  I want creativity, not content ... art, not brand.  Or maybe I'm just being antisocial.

This is my space to hang out, archive photos and possibly tell stories or drop poems.  Come by whenever you like, no likes or subscriptions required.

You can access Glancing About at glancingabout.com or at its original golden age of blogging address: glancingabout.blogspot.com

I shoot with a Nikon, Lumix and various iPhones.  I occasionally play around with a 1970s Yashica TLR.

Visit my shop for art prints and other photo stuff that you can actually hold in your hands.

Email me here.

If you want to know more about me, check this out.  And also this.

If you must find me on social  media, I'm an artsy and unabashed pro peace lefty on Twitter, a sporatic iPhone shutterbug on IG, a total bookworm on GoodReads, a former slideshow queen (and wannabe documentary filmmaker) on YouTube, a never-check-it Snapchatter (@laurieallee) and a super weird obsessive digital scrapbooker on Pinterest.  I don't do Facebook.