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…