Down by the Sea Shore

Or, He Says She Says She Sells Seashells Down by the Seashore

Have you ever had one of those inspired moments, where you realize you don’t want to be where you are for another second? Just such a feeling overwhelmed us last week. After days and days on end of rain and gloom, Atlanta was feeling rather oppressive. So, just like that, we decamped to our favorite spot on the Gulf of Mexico ~ Santa Rosa Island.[…]

Freedom

Or, Follow the Yellow Brick Road

This is one of my favorite images from my tenure in New Mexico. When I’m feeling particularly squeezed by life’s seemingly impossible demands, I find myself seeking this image out in my archives. For me, it represents complete freedom.

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Sidewalk Feast

Or, How to Eat for Free Off the Sidewalks of Midtown

First you select something from the bread group, like this crispy pretzel.

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How about a tantalizing ‘sidewalk salad’ to go with that pretzel?

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Of course you’ll want something to wash it all down with.

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And now if you could just find some place comfortable to watch the big game with a friend or two.

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Who gets the ‘good chair’?

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Unexpected Gifts

Or, Wake Up ~ Your Life is Calling

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View from ‘my’ bedroom window at my parent’s house, 6:30 am Saturday October 3, 2009. Sometimes it pays to wake up early. What a gift. What a surprise. I love this little patch of heaven on earth. You can HEAR the breeze through the trees and the tall grass murmuring. It is such a respite from the intensity of the city. I want this life. It doesn’t have to be in exactly this place, but I want this life.

Darkness on the Edge of Town

Or, Let the Record Reflect That Some Days the Picture is Dark

“Everybody’s got a secret Sonny ~ Something that they just can’t face ~ Some folks spend their whole lives trying to keep it ~ They carry it with them every step that they take ~ Till some day they just cut it loose ~ Cut it loose or let it drag ’em down ~ Where no one asks any questions ~ Or looks too long in your face ~ In the darkness on the edge of town” Bruce Springsteen/Darkness on the Edge of Town

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The American West Through the Lens of a Point and Shoot

Or, How a Cheap Camera and a Thousand Dollars Worth of Software Can Work For You

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My parents are retired, but not retiring. As a matter of fact, they’ve begun to range far and wide. Over this past summer, they set off on what I’ve begun to refer to as their Grand Adventure. They recently purchased a gigantic ‘Monster Bus’, a sort of land yacht RV thing, the type of thing you might see certain rock stars ensconced in. My mother had never seen the great American west or southwest and it had been decades since my father had. They set off on a 45 day ‘walk about’, following the setting sun.[…]

My Daughter As Marie Antoinette

Or, How to Help Your Family Time Travel

My daughter just celebrated her September birthday and I wanted to give her something very special.  She has a fascination with all things Marie Antoinette.  I have a fascination with all things ART and thought it would be a good opportunity to continue working on my digital mastery and eventual conquest of the world.  Not too mention I thought ‘J’ might enjoy BEING Marie Antoinette!  How often DOES a young, modern woman get to see herself in French court attire?

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