We think it is important to give back something. To offer some return for the learning and experience we have. For us, to read a book and never speak of it is to miss some measure of the value.
Of course, one cannot always achieve the full measure of this ambition. Sometimes we find ourselves reading a work that does not spark new thoughts or ideas. Sometimes our photos are simply snapshots and we are not inspired to write about them. Sometimes we are occupied with other events. When we have time, we will put material here at Literarytech, also known as Crooked House Memories.
Thank you for visiting. We hope you find something here that enriches your day.
We leave you to explore.
Words and images have a certain power.
Words convey ideas.Meaning. Feeling. Connections.
Images capture memory. History. Places. Emotions.
The connection of words into sentences and sentences into paragraphs, and all this leading, one hopes, to coherent expression of thought, gives life to our connections as humans. The capture of images can remind us of loving times and carry learning of places and times past. When we are connecting as humans, it is important to keep a friendly perspective and listen and see with a presumption of good intent.
The connection of words and images, ideas and people on a website present issues that should be understood: ownership, privacy, purchasing, and responsibility.
The content we create here belongs to David and Patrick. If you want to use it for non-commercial purposes, we will readily grant permission with your assurance of appropriate attribution or credit, simply email me. If your use involves making money, then you must discuss this with us as it seems only fair that we have an opportunity to profit from our creation if you are using it to create monetary benefits. Barter and trade is always an option.
Copyright ©1989-2020 David Wright Gibson. All rights reserved.
Let me also clearly state that we take your ownership seriously. If you ever suspect or know that we have used your property without permission, please know that we did so inadvertently. Let us know and we will repair the error. We do not currently make money from this website, so we hope that an apology and removal or attribution will suffice.
We should also say something about privacy. This is a subject we think about in terms of ownership. Anything that is yours or is about you remains in your control. We see this as being your user information, personal identification and personal comments. We have no plans to share this information with anyone outside of the normal operation of this website. Should you ever have any questions about this, please contact us directly.
Should you create a login with Smugmug, who host this site, you are bound by their privacy policies, terms, and conditions. This may also happen if you purchase a product based on one of the photos on our site.
We host this site with Smugmug. They do an excellent job and we have been happy with them for years. We experimented with using Adobe Portfolio, which was okay, but it didn't add anything, and it did not have purchasing capacity.
All the pricing for prints or other objects are cost from Smugmug. We do not markup. If you wish to have the digital file of a picture, please contact us directly. Most of the galleries do not allow direct download. If you wish to use a photo for wider use, commercial or non-profit, we are happy to discuss.
This is a site where we post thoughts as they come to us at the time we post them. We alone are responsible for the content of the articles.
We are not responsible for the comments or anything that others say or do regardless of how they trace their actions back to our words. It would be foolish to attempt to hold us responsible for anything you or others might do or say. Consider the reality that much mental illness is undiagnosed, and you will understand the need for good boundaries.
Our professional work may come into the writing because we obviously think a great deal about the work that we do for those firms and those customers. That said, we are not formal spokespersons for any employer or firm and our comments and thoughts are not an expression of these corporations. They will be quick to tell you that they are not bound by anything we might say here.
Finally, be aware that our thoughts and opinions change over time. Take care with any presumptions about what we think. The world is a constantly changing place and our thoughts and opinions will change with the development of our experience and knowledge.
Read this website at your own risk.
We take no responsibility for any harm you may claim based on words published on a website and offered freely. If you need counseling, find a counselor. If you need consulting, contract a consultant. If you want to think about ideas and share perspectives without a specific goal or particular need, please join us here.