An August Mantra

An August Mantra

If August had a mantra or sacred sound, it should be…. If you have a child starting pre-school or college (or anything in between); this song is for you (and your child). Be Still. If August feels frantic and overwhelming, this song is for you. Let’s be...
Gratitude & DIY Camera Strap

Gratitude & DIY Camera Strap

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud Tonight I am celebrating an “aha moment” about the life lessons my camera teaches me.  This year gratitude is my one little word and my guiding light.  I have been...
Shaken, Stirred or Blended?

Shaken, Stirred or Blended?

James Bond* famously asked for his martinis “shaken, not stirred.”  To shake or stir? That is the question.  Or so I hear. When it comes to making hand-crafted cocktails I understand there are rules that apply to layering the liquids.  But I don’t...
Rainy Days and Mondays

Rainy Days and Mondays

It was a rainy Monday in my corner of Wisconsin.  During my morning commute I saw several drenched cows.  The rain fine-tuned their colors, painting the fields with shiny black and vivid chestnut.  It also transitioned the grassy fields from umber to green. And, I...
Lyrical Photos:  Name that Song

Lyrical Photos: Name that Song

Music: the common thread stitching the ebb and flow of life together. How can lyrics tap places in your soul that words alone can’t touch?  Maybe its poetic ambiguity, enabling lyrics to become personal. They often perfectly align emotions and anchor memories....