My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” – Karl Lagerfeld At the end of a year, I have a tradition of going back through my favorite photographs I’ve taken in that year. On this blog, I have several years on record. In 2009 through 2013,Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Photos of 2015”

My 13 Best Photographs of 2013

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” -Ansel Adams   There is something about an image that is rooted in change, hopeful toward the future, demonstrative of the past, and defines a period in time somehow better than any number or combination ofContinue reading “My 13 Best Photographs of 2013”

2013 Favorite Books and Other Bookish Gift Ideas

I believe books have superpowers — the power to whisk us away into another world, give us new eyes to see, help us to walk a mile in another’s shoes, and feel emotions we might never experience. Without books, we would understand others less. Great books help make the world a better place. Great NewContinue reading “2013 Favorite Books and Other Bookish Gift Ideas”

10 Books to Hook Your Boys for Summer Reading

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read.  One does not love breathing.”  -Harper Lee It’s the end of school, which can only mean one thing: SUMMER! And, I know for me as a mom, the onset of summer means FUN. But, I have three sons, ages 12, 10, and 8Continue reading “10 Books to Hook Your Boys for Summer Reading”

Find What You Love

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way toContinue reading “Find What You Love”

Blueprint for a Great Summer

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” -James Dent Few things excite me more than summer vacation. Especially a wide-open summer vacation with my boys. Last summer (2009), summer became a crowded time for selling our house and cars, tending toContinue reading “Blueprint for a Great Summer”