Category Archives: Photography

And the Good News Is

It was one year ago today that I published my most recent blog. It was my birthday, and I was trying to put a light, humorous spin on turning yet another year older. Publicly, I was trying to smile and be … Continue reading

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Another Year Older, But I’m Not Complaining

Another year has slipped right through my fingers.  Another year of feeling the ravages of time in every creaking, Aspercremed joint, another year of watching gravity turn a pair of sock puppets and a belly button into sweaty dance partners, … Continue reading

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Embrace the Goodness

This moment—and this one, too—is filled with beauty and hope, love and joy. If you look closely, you will see all that goodness swirling around you in the faces of family and the actions of strangers. If you listen carefully, … Continue reading

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I Would Never Say That

The other night I was reading aloud to my husband an annoying Facebook post one of my friends had made. Very little clouds my mostly sunny disposition these days—and this particular post really had nothing to do with me—but it still … Continue reading

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Baffled and Bewildered … Again

Every time I think my wisdom is finally starting to catch up to my years, little events in my personal life and bigger ones in the crazy world around me suggest I still have much to learn and even more to … Continue reading

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Older than Zip Codes–Yep, That’s Me

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 55 years old. Fifty-five. Years. Old. The double nickel. Halfway through my fifties and skidding downhill toward my . . . I can’t even say it. Holy cow. How in the heck … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution I Can Keep

Like most of you, at the end of every year I spend a lot of time reflecting on the year gone by and at least a few minutes planning for the year ahead. I hope, I dream, I wish, and I … Continue reading

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Christmas Greetings from Grumpy

Stressed. Exhausted. Frazzled. Yep, that’s been me. Grumpy. Grouchy. Irritable. Demanding. Snippy and Surly and Sullen. And that has been me, too–or so my husband has claimed. And although I haven’t been particularly fond of his observations, I have to admit … Continue reading

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I Have More Important Things to Worry About

My husband claims if I don’t have something legitimate to worry about, I’ll make something up. And as much as I hate to admit it, this is one of those very rare, exceedingly annoying instances when he is right. “You worry too … Continue reading

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Oh Yes, I Can’t

I’m convinced my husband was a motivational speaker in a previous life (maybe a not-so-successful one living in a van down by the river, but still . . . ). Verbal remnants of that previous vocation frequently pepper his conversation–especially … Continue reading

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