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The View From Here: Napa Valley

I spend a lot of time looking at life through my lens, and am often asked if I don’t feel like I’m missing out by having my eye glued to the viewfinder. My answer stands, “I feel I miss the treasures when I’m looking at the big picture.” Life is a series of fleeting images…

Photo Friday: Jamaica

“Can you see the sunset real good on the West side? You can see it on the East side too.” ― S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders “He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking.” ― Leo Tolstoy,…

Birthday Cake, Popcorn, Movie Theater Popcorn

Let Them Eat Cake! – Photo Friday

The day each of my children was born was life-changing for me as it is for many parents. I believe in celebrating their birthday special every year as much for them as for myself. Through the years, after the kids go to bed, I have spent many a night creating a cake for the occasion. Amid…

Photo Friday: Off With Her Head!

Execution was a public spectacle; free entertainment for the masses. Vendors sold hot potatoes, fruit and gingerbreads, and peddled gin. Life was cheap in an age where diseases raged and life expectancy was short. So frequent were the tortures and punishments, the exact number of victims will never be known.