One Word 365 “Roar!”

In the past, for the One Word 365 Challenge I’ve chosen words like, “Imagine,” “See,” “Adventure,” and “Hope.” One of my favorites that still resonates is, “Fearless.” As I’m completing my fiftieth birthday year, it is now almost 2020. I set out to have certain goals met by now, some I’ve just squeezed in at…

HARVEY, AND THE TURTLE SWIMMING IN MY BACK YARD

It’s been a week now since Harvey started steamrolling his way up the Texas coast, dumping 30 inches of rain in my neighborhood over a 5 day period.  I live in the Buffalo Bayou watershed, and that water is still lapping against the bottom floor of my four-story building. Mercifully, that water has receded about…

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…

MAUI AND THE ART OF VACATION

I’ve been back from Maui a couple of weeks now. The jet lag I had was the worst I’ve experienced. As I’m about to embark on a year of moderate travel, I hope the worst has passed. Hawaii was worth every penny.  I arrived close to midnight my time, in the middle of torrential rain…

GOAL SETTING, KEEPING IT SIMPLE

RESOLUTION: a firm decision to do or not to do something. – random online dictionary INSANITY: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein This year has been full of challenges, difficulties, and successes.  Two back-to-back surgeries and learning an entirely new job this year has left my well…

OUT OF CONTROL

I have many things in my life that are “out of control.” Ten years ago, that fact would have terrified me and let me straight into a depressive spin. Now, I find that fact so liberating I almost want to bake a vegan cake to celebrate. WEIGHT LOSS: I am down 54 pounds as of…