in the midst of life…death happened

I've often read advice to the effect of, "When writing a blog post after a long absence, don't point out the obvious that you're writing a blog post after a long absence." Can you guess why I just wrote that? In case you don't get it haven't had your caffeine yet, it's been a while since I wrote … Continue reading in the midst of life…death happened

look a little closer…two of twenty-six

As is so often the case with me, a song is running on an endless loop in my mind as I write this. And it all has to do with the title of the photo - "Look a Little Closer." It's coincidence, really. First came the title, then came the song. You: "What's the song?!?" … Continue reading look a little closer…two of twenty-six

a photographic odyssey begins…one of twenty-six

I always love the New Year. Like so many the world over, I have such a feeling of hope and renewed energy in all things Life at this time of year. Rebirth. Renewal. New beginnings. All that schtuff. Oh, isn't it grand? This year is not so different from previous years in that regard. However, … Continue reading a photographic odyssey begins…one of twenty-six

home is where the heart is…

Although I live in and love the 'burbs of Los Angeles, Oklahoma will always have my heart. I'm an Oklahoma girl through and through, a fact I sometimes forget until I go home for a visit. When that happens, all the things I love about the OK state crash over me in a tidal wave … Continue reading home is where the heart is…

lyrically inspired – on being beautiful

If you pay any attention to the current music scene, you've surely heard Colbie Caillat's newest song "Try." I first heard it a while back.and instantly fell in love with it. I've listened to it countless times since and can't seem to get enough. It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it … Continue reading lyrically inspired – on being beautiful

anastasia: on becoming real

“Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.' 'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.  'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always … Continue reading anastasia: on becoming real

central coast of california in photos

In January of this year, one of my oldest/dearest friends and I headed north from L.A. to the Central Coast. Being January, it was quite cold. The wind was blowing the waves backwards and making the water really turbulent. But the ocean life didn't seem to mind. They were all just kickin' it, including the … Continue reading central coast of california in photos

lyrically inspired – to all the songs i’ve sung before

Note: This week's Lyrically Inspired brought to you by the letter L, for List, as in this week's Weekly Challenge. I imagine that since I have a "Lyrically Inspired" feature, it goes without saying - but I'm gonna say it anyway - that I LOVE music! I just can't get enough! In fact, I think in music much … Continue reading lyrically inspired – to all the songs i’ve sung before

sparkles and shit and flies, oh my!

Once upon a crisp winter day, I was walking down the sidewalk in my then hometown of Colorado Springs. Ahead of me, I spied a shimmery blue-green-purple iridescent object, much like the colors you see on peacock feathers, sparkling in the sun. It was stunning even from a distance! With mounting curiosity and excitement, I approached, … Continue reading sparkles and shit and flies, oh my!

living the life of your dreams – the master-key

As a new blogger and long time reader of blogs, I have seen, over and over, what I shall call the formulaic "How to..." posts on how to do life better/happier/more fulfilled. I'm sure you've seen them as well. They're everywhere right now, "How to Live the Life of Your Dreams in 5 Steps" and the … Continue reading living the life of your dreams – the master-key