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Can I Do It? NaNoWriMo is Here.

It's late. Most of the day is gone, with just over two hours to go and still much to do. Cooking. Packing lunches, getting snacks ready, filling water bottles. Psyching myself out of my body and mind's quiet whispers luring me to the couch to check the back of my eyelids. And... writing. Oh crap.… Continue reading Can I Do It? NaNoWriMo is Here.

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Lula Rose General Store

This coffee shop — Lula Rose General Store — amongst other places, had been recommended by a guy last week, when he found out I'm checking out local coffee shops. I had hoped to find out some life stories from the barista working the coffee bar. That desire was dashed, when I saw how busy… Continue reading Lula Rose General Store

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Coffee. Yes, please!

Coffee. Yes, please! I'm swaying back and forth and my mouth's watering just thinking about it. No, no. Not just any dark sludge will do. Instant? No thanks. Black coffee, with no sweetening or color? I can't. Sorry. Toward the end of the summer, I committed to visiting independently owned, local, different coffee shops. I'd… Continue reading Coffee. Yes, please!

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Radiant Paragon of Beauty

I was doing a photo shoot during the sound check for "Femme Fatale," performed by the YAO (Young Artist Orchestra), a part of the DYAO (Denver Young Artist Orchestra). Lily Chang © 2018 Hearing and watching young musicians preparing for the first big concert of the season was inspiring and wonderful. It was a joy… Continue reading Radiant Paragon of Beauty

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Botanical Beauty

As a writer, I'm still learning to provide enough details in a setting so the reader can easily join the protagonist wherever she or he is. One way I practice this is to be mindful of my surroundings and notice what is around me. The more details I notice, the better. Colors, particularly ones that… Continue reading Botanical Beauty

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First Yashica Mat-124G Shots

Aside from having one blurry image and realizing I need to work on light metering, looking through the prints from my first roll of film taken with my Yashica Mat-124G was thrilling. I miss developing film and printing images on my own, but I have neither the time nor the resources to do that at… Continue reading First Yashica Mat-124G Shots