Sunday, January 30, 2011


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By the end of January I am usually ready for the snow to be gone and spring to make it's way home. This year is different. I have been taken by the beauty of winter and the feel of the air. It feels softer some how, gentler and kinder.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


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"What seems like a people problem is often a situation problem"

I read that the other day in a magazine, and it really struck me, especially the teacher in me. With the start of this new semester I have adopted it as my motto. I have to look beyond my students and look at the situation. It all makes perfect sense to me at this moment in time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


my computer has a crazy virus, which means no posts or photos for now.

I was somehow amazingly able to fix my own computer. Long story, but I got rid of the "bug" that was not allowing me to open any of my programs or files.

It was pretty frustrating, the whole thing came at a time when I needed to edit several senior head shots for the yearbook! Which I was able to do at work, for the most part. But not having the comfort of my own computer, program and tools left me feeling less than satisfied with most of them.

Oh well, time to move on and be thankful I was able to resolve the problem on my own!

Monday, January 17, 2011


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"Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent" - Dalai Lama

Sunday, January 16, 2011


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in perfect moments
words go gently unspoken
actions left undone

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TWOsday: 1

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TWOsdays are back! My dyptichs with Anna. I would like to do this for the year so I can make a book for her. But, like any six year old, she is interested in doing something one week and then not the next. We shall see how it goes.
I chose this set for the first week, because both just happened to be on my phone and I liked the feel of them. The two of us cuddling one lazy Sunday afternoon, and a shot of "dad" later that day.
It seems as if my blog is missing people. People like seeing people though, don't they? I have a really hard time posting photos of people. First of all, are they okay with it? It just seems like a privacy issue. When I started this blog, I wanted to display photos that I had taken that capture the beauty in the everyday. I never wanted to include images of my daughter, or family for that matter. I'm not sure why really, I had a few weird incidents on Flickr, that may have something to do with it. I do have photos of people floating around out there, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to post a few shots here every now and then.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Middle of the Road

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Just a Saturday morning trying to capture the beauty of the snow and sunshine with my iPhone. This image got me thinking metaphorically about neutrality. Staying in the middle is just another form of keeping balance. I am reminded that things are neither good nor bad, they are merely what we perceive them to be.

Friday, January 7, 2011

One Word One Book

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I knew when I chose my word for the year that I wanted to create an altered book/journal, as a place to document specific areas on which I want to focus over the course of the year. I have been working on the cover and immediate inside of the cover over the past couple of days. This is what evolved from my original design, which was quite simple, I am happy with the outcome.

I don't intend to complete this book in a short period of time, it is my hope that it will come together throughout the course of the year.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


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While I enjoy a good snowstorm, I would much rather be observing it from the comfort of my cozy house. A field of sunflowers seemed to be just what today needed.

Monday, January 3, 2011



I have thought long about what my word would be for this year, and then it became clear. My word for 2011 is Focus. This may seem like a broad term, but in reality it is intended to eliminate a wide range of distraction and allow me to give attention where attention is needed.