Gluten Free Sliced Sausage & Jalapeno Pizza from Domino’s (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Taken with my iPhone 5S, edited in Instagram using Earlybird filter with frame, and focus. My husband insisted on carryout and I happily complied. (I must confess, my 17 year-old had to help me with Instagram.) Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. Week 5: Editing and Processing (Food Photography) Advertisements


Ancora Imparo

Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo (even at the age of 87) were said to have used the phrase “ancora imparo” often.  The Italian phrase means “I am still learning.”  When I think of such remarkable men, I consider myself in good company, as I too am still learning.   At the age of 34, I earned … More Ancora Imparo

Kitchen Garden

My son set up a raised bed for me the other day. Since we have once again switched seasons (from spring back to winter), he is waiting to set out the plants until the chance of freezing temperatures is gone. It seems we have had crazier than usual weather this year… 79 degrees one day … More Kitchen Garden

The Power of Prayer

Holding another person in prayer has a profound effect on me.  I have been holding someone in prayer today as part of an intentional spiritual exercise.  As this person crosses my mind throughout the day, I envision him with his prayers already answered.  In return, this same person is praying for me.  Knowing this is … More The Power of Prayer

God, grant me t…

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer, adopted by Twelve Step programs, has been a source of comfort and strength for me.  On this Wisdom Wednesday, I pray serenity will be mine and yours.

The Dark Side

When someone sees me and says, “You’re getting around so well!” I must confess that, although I know they are celebrating my progress, there is a part of me that gets angry.  I generally smile, and say “thanks,” but I am often thinking about the price that getting around costs me.  It is painful and … More The Dark Side

Enlightened (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Taken with my iPhone 5S. Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge. Week 4: Challenger’s Choice – Objects. My teenage son bought this for me a couple of years ago. It is one of my prized possessions. I suppose it’s a bit ironic that I asked for a bust of Buddha for Christmas. My son … More Enlightened (Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge)

Under the Wire

I am just getting around to my post today, and it is 11:21 P.M.  I don’t like putting things off until the last minute, but I am getting it done nonetheless.  I have not been able to get myself back into a routine, so I am flying by the seat of my pants most of … More Under the Wire