Musings

Apricots in the Rain

Apricots in the Rain

The taste and the aroma of my tree’s generous offerings will come back to comfort me in the days to come, reminding me of the love that is…

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Love Made Visible

Love Made Visible

Early into this waltz of fruit my heart leapt at the discovery of the sweet impression left by a soggy-bottomed apricot I picked off the kitchen…

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A note about FREEDOM

A note about FREEDOM

As much as my mind would like to turn away and push these thoughts and images through a trap door, I’m setting an intention to bear witness to both…

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The Gift of Bearing Witness

The Gift of Bearing Witness

How can a photograph understand the woman who is looking? Listen to my very first PODCAST where I share my creative process, which is also a practice of paying attention…

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Moon Songs

Moon Songs

How do we place ourselves, and keep ourselves, in these wandering streams of beauty?

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Happy Lucky Idiot

Happy Lucky Idiot

Because I was rushing. Because I was being a tad lazy. Because I was intent upon getting to the Star Party on time…

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Anasazi Ghosts

Anasazi Ghosts

Because our best-laid plans do not tumble into the world the way we imagine, we have a choice….

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Seekers and Finders

Seekers and Finders

In a world that is so rigged to addict us, it’s no wonder that we seek external solutions for inner muddles…

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New Moon

New Moon

As I watched the tiny sliver of a new moon make a rapid descent through a narrow veil of clouds last night I was reminded of just…

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Making a Ruckus!

Making a Ruckus!

I arrived in Del Norte, Colorado a day early before what I’m sure will be a wonderful San Luis Valley photo tour led by the talented wildlife photographer, Ed MacKerrow. This afternoon I visited the Monte Vista…

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Heron Dance

Heron Dance

Discover how I took a lackluster but promising image and turned into a photograph I love with a little bit of faith and a lot of emotional labor.

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The Faces of Deer

The Faces of Deer

When for too long I don’t go deep enough into the woods to see them, they begin to enter my dreams. Yes, there they are, in the pinewoods of my inner life. I want to live a life full of modesty and…

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No Small Things

No Small Things

Discover how a distinctive white-crowned sparrow made all the difference on a photo safari filled with several unexpected disappointments…

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Big-Leaf Maple Head

Big-Leaf Maple Head

I was gobsmacked by the size of the maple leaves in Yosemite and soon went on a quest to find someone who knew the specific name of the magnificent trees towering over my tent…

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Reflections on Hidden Pond

Reflections on Hidden Pond

Oh, the delightful memories I have of a magical place called Hidden Pond! Tucked within a suburban neighborhood in northern Virginia and not far from my former residence, it was a place of true refuge…

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Aspen Sunset

Aspen Sunset

Without realizing it, this tree has become one of my most frequent subjects. Located just off the portal of my friends’ beautiful…

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Hope Rises

Hope Rises

Let the beauty you wish to see be your motivation. Nothing worthwhile comes from disdain and hatred…

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Monsoon Morning

Monsoon Morning

A torrential monsoon swept through Santa Fe last night. I’ve lived in northern New Mexico for over eight years and this was hands down the heaviest rainfall I’ve seen

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Walking Clouds

Walking Clouds

Mysterious and elegant, virga often appear like skybound octopi reaching tentacles down to snatch a cow off the…

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Shadow Self

Shadow Self

I’m fascinated by the shadows we cast, and how the people who seem the burn the brightest tend to throw the deepest…

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Kaboom!

Kaboom!

Blow up your negative narratives and take charge of the stories you tell youself.

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Leave a Light in the Window

Leave a Light in the Window

How did my journey to Iceland inspire commitments I’ve made to myself 18 months later? A new musing about comfort zones, risk-taking, and aspiring to fly higher in the altMBA.

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Rare Beauty

Rare Beauty

Digging into my backup drives and discovering images I shot years ago is such a delight. Especially since Springtime…

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Breaching Your Comfort Zone and Making Art

Breaching Your Comfort Zone and Making Art

Being seen? What a terrifying thought. It’s so much easier to hide within our comfort zones instead of flinging our hearts across the bow, leaping out of the water and taking the risk to see what happens when we share ourselves.

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