1. If he doesn’t answer, don’t keep sending texts. If he wanted to talk to you, he would’ve responded.
2. People will make time for you when they care about you. If he says he’s too busy or constantly cancels his plans, he doesn’t care. People fight for you when they care.
3. Don’t let him touch you on the first date. If he tries, he’s not there for the same reasons you are.
4. You can tell a lot about a person by their favorite book.
5. If he can stomach more than ten straight shots without feeling a thing, he drinks too much.
6. Ask the uncomfortable things. When was the last time he was so high he couldn’t speak? What does he regret the most? Does he drink to remember or to forget?
7. Don’t send pictures unless you want to. If he has to talk you into it, don’t do it. If you hesitate, don’t do it. If you do take a picture, don’t include your face. Keep yourself safe.
8. If you can’t laugh when you’re having sex with him, maybe you aren’t sleeping with the right person. Sex isn’t about tricks and tips and routines.
9. If he hurts you, cut him out. He’s gone, he isn’t coming back, and you don’t need to prolong the pain.
10. Don’t be afraid to open up again. I promise not everyone will love you with a knife behind their back."
The Milky Way over the mountains of Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland. You can see what I believe is a pair of satellites cruising down the great rift, then dark part of the Milky Way. The road was lit with the lights of my SUV. I should have used my big flash light to light the trees on the left, but I didn’t think of it at the time.
This was my first night in Newfoundland, and I was happy to find out how dark it was at night, at least in the Gros Morne area. I figured I would do lots of night photography while I was here, but it didn’t work out that way. Sleeping in my car didn’t allow me to keep my night owl scheduled, because the heat of the morning sun always woke me up fairly early. I also did tons of hiking during the day, which wore me out, so most nights I could hardly keep my eyes open by the time it was dark enough to shoot the stars.