David Mortenson

About David Mortenson

I'm David Mortenson. I've traveled widely in my business and frequently photo-documented various business projects. I have been fortunate in being able to photograph nature, culture, interesting architecture and the like while abroad in Europe and Asia and across the Americas. As you'll see in looking at Another Good Reason, nature is my favorite subject, be it flowers, bees, birds, spiders, snakes, or bears. I'm also fascinated by patterns, man-made or natural, and doors. You will see all of these subjects in these photo-cartoons, as well as interesting and beautiful architecture and landscapes. While beautiful is also interesting, some interesting things may not always be beautiful, while still being photo-worthy. The basic concept for Another Good Reason is a photograph--beautiful and/or interesting--with a short, 2 or 3 line story with quirky humor not unlike Gary Larsen's "The Far Side". Often the flower, bird, or other subject of the photo will have a funny story to tell or a problem to solve. The goal is to entertain without negatively targeting any ethnic group, religion, political party, or nationality. Public figures, however, are fair game. Lady GaGa, Al Gore, or anyone in the headlines has or will have a story about them. There's a wide variety of excellent photography equipment out there, but I've been a Nikon photographer for years because of their sharp, crisp lenses and "bulletproof" gear.
  • For years, the family had lived on the west side; that was where the best schools and universities were, but when Julio heard about the University of Phoenix (on line) he finally agreed to give in to his wife Cynthia and move to the east side. He hadn't realized just how far east she'd had in mind . . .

East Side

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  • Lucy May was tired of having to explain to fools that just didn't listen: She was not an upholsterer recovering sofas and car seats, but a pollster, trying to see who was where in the ranks of politicians running for office . . .

Mistaken Identity

By |February 20th, 2020|Categories: Birds, Politics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mistaken Identity
  • Jerry was glad the election day was over.  "Sure," he said, "you have to elect someone for the job, but between emails from candidates, TV ads, all the signs and the candidates themselves "pressing the flesh," I am ready for a break . . ."

Day Over

By |February 19th, 2020|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Day Over
  • When Lucy Mae's dates asked what she did for work, she told them she was in political logistics-- a pollster . . .


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  • Purrrrrfect, world renowned Asian cooking chef, was hosting a new Food Channel cooking show.  Her first episode was about getting familiar with your equipment . . .

Cooking Show

By |February 17th, 2020|Categories: domestic animals, Food|Tags: , |Comments Off on Cooking Show
  • All of Pete's trust fund frat buddies from college teased him about being a Texas country bumpkin, but he reminded them they all had to go be lawyers or politicians or work at the family business when they graduated, and all he had to do was collect royalty checks and go fishing and hunting, or maybe he'd take up NASCAR racing . . . 

Beats Working for a Living

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