Hi, I’m Jim Blodget. I’m enjoying art, music, and photography in my retirement.


1948 to 1966 – I grew up in suburbia. I lived in the same house in Concord, California until I graduated high school and went off to college.




1966 to 1970 – These were my college years. I went to U.C. Berkeley and graduated with a degree in Communications.



1971 to 1975 – I moved to Salem, Oregon and for four years I lived in a small house on 60 wooded acres in the hills south of town. My first professional job was film director (later production manager) at the local tv station, KVDO-TV channel 3.


1975 to 2008 – I married my wife, Kris, and started working at Chemeketa Community College where I taught photography, web graphics, and fencing, ran the tv studio, and worked with other faculty to produce educational materials such as interactive laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, computer simulations, websites, and online classes.


1981 – Our daughter Elizabeth was born. She left for college in 1999 and graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 2004. She married Josh Wyman and they now have a son, Jacob, born in 2012.



2008 to present – I retired. I’m pursuing my interests in art and music and photography. I enjoy walking, kayaking, and gardening and the company of good friends and family.

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