The sky is ablaze, Logic is lost in anger, Winds of change are here. I needed to work […]
Sometimes a dramatic rescue is a simple act of showing up. This piece is all about Gil. I […]
A Minor Scuffle on the Beach
The Journey Continues…
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my journal. On the one hand, it means that nothing exciting (or newsworthy) has been going on. On the other hand—and more importantly—the old idiom rings true: No news is good news.
Today marks 1,229 days of sobriety… so that’s good news!
What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.
I’ve been thinking a lot. That’s what happens when I have time on my hands (did I just say that in an earlier post?). What I’ve noticed lately is that—in certain areas—I’m a bit of a control freak. Nothing huge, mind you, just little nagging issues that bother me.
Something wonderful happens when it rains here! I saw this ‘end of the rainbow’ a few weeks ago […]
Time can be a little deceptive. It’s been two months since the fall semester ended, and—to be honest—it […]
Late last night, as I pondered what to write about in my next post, the question “what are […]
I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings. Gustave Flaubert […]
I had a revelation the other day, when I was pondering what breathtaking means to me. I realized […]
—A Page in My Journal My best friend went to cosmetology school when she was eighteen, and I […]
Fear, like a giant boulder…Stays weighted at my feet.—Afraid I’ll miss the curtain call, I stay paralyzed…Gazing at […]
Well, I never made it outside yesterday (Boooo). Honestly… it is freaking COLD here! Not as cold as […]
I’m actually getting a late start on word prompts tonight. I really do enjoy those, but trying to […]
It’s always exciting to see a new year approaching, and the word goal really got me thinking today. Not about my goals for the year ahead, but about the goals I’ve already set—over the last couple of years—and how they have helped change, or shape me, in ways I never expected.
In all honesty, sometimes I have NO idea where this journey is taking me. When I made the decision to go to college, I was SURE that Graphic Design was the path that was meant for me. When I decided to alter my course, and major in Psychology, it felt “perfectly natural.” And now—while I’m figuring out how to work English into the equation—I can’t help but wonder: “Will I ever get this right?”
Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive.Thích Nhất Hạnh
After last night’s post, I decided to commit to black and whites for a while. I mentioned that I wasn’t sure why I haven’t done more—since I love them so much—but after working on the image that I’ve featured here, it all came back to me; they aren’t easy to do, and they can be pretty tricky.
Actually, I think that’s exactly what was needed right now; something to challenge me a little and push me to learn.
This is my take on another photograph from my recent trip to the zoo. It was actually a moving light that shone on the concrete walkway to form what I believe is a rose, or some other type of flower.
I used a paint effect to accentuate the lines a little. It’s not one of my favorites, but I thought it went really well with the Word of the Day challenge, the word being kinky; as in “having kinks or twists.”
moon·struck/adjective1. unable to think or act normally, especially because of being in love. Inspired by the Word of […]
I saw this sunset a week ago, just before my Thursday evening class started. It was beautiful just […]
I realized this evening that I stay up much later than I used to. I wanted to work […]
Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand […]
Sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down so you can learn how to live right […]
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell In visiting […]
Today is my first day off and I’m still trying to get into the groove of the changes. […]
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from […]
But there’s a “Me” in Mentor. First of all, I wanted to share at least one of my […]
Just hours after I said that I don’t have much to share these days, all kinds of thoughts […]
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that […]
It’s been tough for me to post lately. Considering the old saying “if you don’t have anything nice […]
Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state. Thomas de Quincey It’s the first day of […]
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; […]
Don’t trade in your authenticity for approval. The photography book that I’ve been browsing through is really inspiring […]
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. —Henry Ford This is a […]
Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star, And everybody’s in movies, it doesn’t matter who you are. The Kinks, […]
A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea. -Helen Keller
We had some awesome cloud formations yesterday so I finally dusted off my camera and got a few new shots of the sky.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. […]
“Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.” – Max Lucado
My journey sure is getting interesting! Every day I learn a little something about myself, about my habits, and about the power of thoughts.
Indecision may or may not be my problem. -Jimmy Buffet After altering this photograph enough times I decided […]
I want to live in a world where a chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned. […]
Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice. Bob Goff I forgot to […]
First of all, I was asked to do a panel Saturday night. When I got there and saw my […]
I mentioned before that I felt I was entering a new season, and… well… I believe that it’s […]
Fish Out of Water! That heading is from a book that I’m reading and I just HAVE to share […]
We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, […]
I found the words this morning! So, I am going to go with it, with very little editing… […]
I wanted to do something colorful tonight, so here you have it! Writer’s block has been preventing me […]
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of […]