ONE WORD 2017

Last year, I chose the word, “Push” for my One Word challenge.  Push did not affect me like fearless did, though I did push through many challenges in 2016.  I have decided that it is time for a new word, a new focus. I have chosen “see” as my word for 2017.  See encompasses so much simply…

CREATIVE MOJO

I truly, madly, deeply love photography. I love being a photographer. I feel alive in the creative process from beginning to end. For the last couple of years – through my ups and downs with cancer and hypothyroidism – I lost my creative drive.  Most people do not realize how much energy creativity takes, especially…

BEACHED, PROPERLY

I’m sitting on a somewhat comfortable couch in a hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, with football on the tv (muted) and iTunes radio playing some totally incredible jazz. I feel totally relaxed and accomplished, since what I came to Corpus Christi to do for work went really well and I completed my task. One of…

A NEW YEAR POST CANCER: THE ART OF SPOON MANAGEMENT

I went to see my beautician last week, the wonderful Nora who has cut and colored my hair for almost 10 years.  I asked her to do something that absolutely irritated her.  I asked her to cut my hair very, very short. At first, she didn’t understand why a “bob” cut wasn’t going to be…

KOMEN FOR THE CURE, HOUSTON 2011

Today I walked the Komen 5K in downtown Houston.  My friend Jene’ has done this walk many times and asked me if I wanted to walk it with her this year.  I decided, after my current struggles with Tamoxifen, that it might be a good idea to reinforce my resolve with this walk. I had…

THE REALITY OF VACATIONS

Vacations are a doorway to an alternate reality, at least they are for me.  Vacations are a glimpse of what my life could be like if I could ever woke up and was a (paid) creatively-driven photojournalist or had married a younger, more chiseled (former navy seal or hot photojournalist) clone of Rick Steves or someone who works…

A PHOTO A DAY

I just set a Photo Challenge for 2011 over at my photo blog, Sassy Dreams Awake.

DECEMBER AND A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED WEATHER

Last year, on December 4th, we had a very rare Snow Day.  It was cold all weekend, and I built a tiny snowman.  So, it was no surprise that it was nearly 80 degrees yesterday, or that I woke up this morning and it was 50 degrees outside.  It should also be no surprise that my…

DISCOVERIES (2009)

Yeah, yeah, so the fever of list making has finally hit me.  DISCOVERIES IN MUSIC Owl City Lady Antebellum Jack’s Mannequin Seabird Barcelona Interestingly enough, I owe most of those discoveries to Joe Ben, who is always ahead of me in discovering great music.  Thank goodness he’s the type of guy who shares. Song that brought me…