Today is Leap Day. Leap Day used to mean something, but now, it's just something we call that extra day we get at the end of February every four years. Once upon a time, it really meant that the calendar leapt over a day to correct the time for a fixed calendar. We no longer "leap" over … Continue reading HAPPY LEAP DAY
CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2016 WEEK 9 Blame Cee. It's all HER fault. I looked at her pictures and said "Gee, I've got some like that!" and indeed, I do. Wooden animals, wooden man, carousel carvings. And something shiny!
ON THE GO STRESS CONTROL / PART 4 This is the final part of a four-part series. You can read the others here: Part I, Part 2, Part 3. Stress Everyday stress is a killer. Literally. The greatest damage from stress is caused by excessive triggering of the fight-or flight (stress) response. These throw your … Continue reading ON THE GO STRESS CONTROL: VISUALIZATION & MINDFULNESS – ELLIN CURLEY
BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY - NEGATIVE SPACE It has been an amusing trip for me, realizing that so many of the things I've always done while taking pictures has a name. The first one was "bokeh" which it turned out means a softly blurred background. Then along came the "rule of thirds" and now, it's … Continue reading NEGATIVE OR EMPTY SPACE: BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY
Which Ones Hold Your Memories? by Rich Paschall A lot of people have a song or two that are special to them. It might be their prom theme song or other high school or college dance song. It might be their first dance from their wedding. It just might be the song that was playing … Continue reading HEY BABY, THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG
My mother was deeply cynical. She considered herself an atheist, but I think it was more that she felt God had done such a crappy job, he didn't deserve worship. I knew a lot of the experiences that had made her the way she was. The Great Depression. Two world wars, Korea, and Vietnam. She believe … Continue reading DOOMED? PROVE ME WRONG!
State of Mind THE DAILY POST WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE In Hebrew, state-of-mind translates literally to "state of the (your, implied) wind." I've always liked the saying. It's poetic ... and likens how I feel, my "now" state to the natural world. The wind that blows through my life and mind. My state of the wind. My current state of mind … Continue reading HOW THE WIND BLOWS