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Waxing Wonder

Sadness, frustration, disappointment, and discouragement have dragged me under. I don't understand why people — children as well as adults — have to argue about everything. Everything. Even about insignificant details. And, few want to assume or admit their share of the trouble and responsibility. Life is already challenging and difficult, without the bickering and fighting.… Continue reading Waxing Wonder

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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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My Miracle Musings

In 2011, life circumstances had spiraled toward intolerable and threatened what was well and good. I quickly found myself becoming a single parent to two small kiddos with two on the way. That's right, at seven weeks, I found out I was not only pregnant but had three hearts beating inside me. We went from… Continue reading My Miracle Musings

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Rationality Reeking

Brief and to the point. That is my goal, here. I have often heard, in personal conversations and in academic discourse, that rationality — using reason — should be the driving force behind any discussion, whether in written or oral form. It's paraded and exalted as objective and impartial, unlike emotions, which can be unpredictable and… Continue reading Rationality Reeking

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Wandering Weary

Three weeks have passed since I first started sending out queries. I've gotten three rejection emails. Perhaps there have been more that have turned me away. The agencies simply don't have the resources to let me know. Excitement and anticipation have slipped into an abysmal sinkhole. Doubt and darkness have crept in. Struggling with people… Continue reading Wandering Weary

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Not Small and Insignificant

It's been a week, mixed with unpredictable joy, frustration, anxiety, discouragement, and inspiration. Seems to be a good time to reflect on gratitude. This week, I'm thankful for: A heavy blanket of clouds in the sky early this morning that prevented the sun from blinding me or rendering me incapable of seeing cars or traffic… Continue reading Not Small and Insignificant

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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