2018 Resolutions

My personal resolutions for the year: Draw 10 minutes at least five days per week Go to the gym 10 times per month Sail once a month Complete one language lesson every day to finish Spanish Babel and Duolingo courses this year That’s it. Well, there’s more but these are the most resolution-esque. I mean,…

When It Rains

Last July my job was eliminated. This came as a shock to me, after years of glowing reviews and previously unheard of success in innovation and growing audience. And then the air conditioner broke, and a lightning strike destroyed the external hard drives full of every picture I’d ever made, among a host of other expensive bad…

Sometimes It’s The Motion

I let today get away from me. Or rather, I got into other stuff today and didn’t get in my morning writing. Now it’s late and I’ll just be going through the motion of “writing” this week. Quantity over quality is the point here. Something is better than nothing, and I’ll inventory some highlights of…

Telling Stories

I’m working with a group of photography students on a ‘day in the life’ project for PBA. So this week I’ll use to get my thoughts in order and write down some of the things I’ve learned over almost two decades of Internet storytelling. Photography is almost 35. (Maybe I should be better at all…

How to See Things

In the last few months, I have been passed over for a job, totaled my car, been turned down for a loan, and – just last week – broke my foot. Those things kind of suck, right? But then, in those same few months, I learned we are having the baby we’ve wanted for such a long…

2015

It seems like I’m reading more than ever, but then I wonder how much value learning “9 Things Incredibly Attractive People Do” really adds to my life. And then I keep tapping away at the glass and feeling like I’m not contributing anything to life. There’s more to all this than another scroll through my social…

Nowhere to Go But Down

Last week I volunteered to fill a space on the (now) greatest of all Fitwit’s Fall into Shape Challenge teams. I had become quite used to eating cookies while watching TV since the Spring challenge ended, and was reluctant to deprive myself again. Then Gray’s team came up short, she said please, and I can’t resist a…