Flashback: Yosemite

This past September, we vacationed in Yosemite National Park, hiking all around the park. We also visited two old world groves of the stunning, giant sequoia, in Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Park in California. These are two of the oldest and largest living organisms on the planet, literally thousands of years old. No words. I was also… Continue reading

Canon 5D Mark IV: Initial Impressions

Ever since I saw it advertised, I have been lusting for the new Canon 5D Mark IV. I’ve shot hundreds of thousands of images with my 5D Mark II and have generally loved the camera. But, like everything, it has some quirks. Auto focus is a hemorrhaging ulcer, especially in low light. But, I digress… So, on Friday, I stopped… Continue reading

Those Photo Apps

New photo apps that heavily process photos get me almost every time! I have to try them out. I’ll never understand the digital magic under their hoods. Perhaps that’s the reason I feel so drawn to them? So here are some experiments from today’s photo apps download of the Prisma app for iPhone. (Despite what you may find, there is… Continue reading

Primary and Trusted Sources

Sometimes you take a punch to the gut when you realize just how astonishingly manipulative and brazenly dishonest people can be, especially when the stakes are high and massive amounts of money are at stake. An Example: Liars Lie My sister told me today in a phone call that she was really shocked to learn that even President Obama has… Continue reading

I Love Color!

I suppose most people do. Color is such a huge part of my selection process when picking anything out for purchase. Last Friday I bought several short-sleeved shirts. Style and fabric mattered, but color was what first drew me to each shirt. I’ve often wished I could design the color patterns in my own clothes: create the fabric itself. Most… Continue reading

You Made It An Awesome Open House!

On April 17th, Steve and I had a thrilling afternoon welcoming everyone into our home, people we hadn’t seen in a long time (in some cases for decades), and others we were meeting for the very first time! I have to confess, we were a bit worried that 170 people said they were coming to the Open House. We were … Continue reading

Jesus Said That?!

Yes, as the candidates themselves talk about Christ all the time, as if he were on their campaign staff, this brought things into perspective—an actor playing Jesus quoting things these candidates actually are saying. Now, some folks might be quick to judge this as sacrilegious. I would respond by countering, “What these candidates are peddling in the name of Jesus… Continue reading

Best of YouTube, 2015: Just Going Crazy!

My recommending a 20 minute online video is unprecedented. However, my guess: if you start watching this thing, you won’t be able to stop until the end. It’s intense. It’s astonishing.  These people scoured YouTube to find what they are calling the best YouTube videos of 2015. Lucy Bergeron then presents the most intense few seconds of each of their… Continue reading