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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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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

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Dynamic Duo

My eyes grew wider than a super moon making its rare appearance, when my parents gave me my first camera as a teenager. The equipment itself wasn't anything special. It was a point-and-shoot film camera. What got me so excited was capturing beauty in a frame. My love and passion for coffee started more recently,… Continue reading Dynamic Duo

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Which one?

I chose five shots from the photo shoot (including fifty photographs) the amazing Jeremy, over at Jeremy Rill Photography, took of me recently. I'm planning on using the head shot(s) for book-related, professional publications. Which one is your favorite, second favorite, and so on? One.   Two.   Three.   Four.   Five.  

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Do the Doing

Not doing anything is a choice inasmuch as doing something is. And, choices come with consequences. *** The past couple of weeks, everything having to do with writing and publishing has frustrated me to no end. The road is long. Even when writing, rewriting, writing, writing, and some more writing have taken place, the fear… Continue reading Do the Doing