Discovery

After coming home from traveling, it often feels like the trip was just a lovely dream. I was never actually where I was, the things I experienced never really happened. Until I revisit my images: then each photo takes me rushing back and I relive the sights, the smells, the sounds, and the people. I … Continue reading Discovery

Finding Home

This past week, I spent a marvelous time exploring parts of Oregon and even more of Washington. Now, as I sit typing in a cozy studio bungalow by myself, I can hear the ocean from Dungeness Spit in tiny Sequim, WA, just a few feet away. I can hear a friendly bay horse whinnying for … Continue reading Finding Home

This Little Light of Mine: A Bedtime Lesson

My oldest daughter came home with a simple glow stick bracelet from her teacher for Valentine’s Day, with the accompanying message, “You light up my life!” Tonight she wanted to activate it, but upon doing so, she found that only the tip came to life in a neon blue. She was of course disappointed and … Continue reading This Little Light of Mine: A Bedtime Lesson

Going Home for Christmas to Coal Mining Country

See more "misty mountain" photos from my trip here   These communities rely almost solely on the dying coal industry that operates mines in the Appalachia mountains throughout Kentucky, Southern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Not only do these areas struggle with economic depression, and an aging population, the heroin epidemic has hit these communities … Continue reading Going Home for Christmas to Coal Mining Country