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Love Everywhere

I discovered this artwork on my hike this morning. I found it in the desert, in a place that seemed desolate but in reality was teeming with life, ready to share its treasures with a traveler willing to venture there. It reminded me that there is love everywhere you look, and people willing to share... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of a Starry Night

I had a totally different post planned for today. I knew what I wanted to say, and the pictures I wanted to use. I had it all ready to go in my head. Except that when I sat down to work on it, I got...sidetracked. Trying so hard to check more and more things off... Continue Reading →

The Little House of Sugar

In El Paso, Texas, there is a little house right off the highway known as the Casa de Azúcar (the Sugar House). It’s known as the sugar house because, well, it kind of looks like it’s carved out of sugar. I see this house often, it’s really impossible to miss. It’s got cement towers and... Continue Reading →

The Vainest of them All

Is it the smile—smug and a little condescending? The tilt of her head, lifted slightly as she looks down both literally and figuratively on those around her? Maybe it’s the jewels, or the opulent fabric of her gown. Or maybe, even more likely, it is the mirror in her hand, a mirror that is likely... Continue Reading →

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The first time I went to Ireland it was with someone amazingly, incredibly special to me. When I think about Ireland it will always remind me of that glorious new beginning. Today on St. Patrick's Day I wish you all a happy, festive and wonderful day. Thank you for coming along with me on this... Continue Reading →

A Million Blazing Colors

I searched for inspiration and I came back with nothing. The rain, and everything around me felt suffocating and I escaped into the gloom and the drizzle outside looking for a spark—a tiny glow to set me on my way. The beach was cold—the water grey and angry. I brought a blanket and laid it... Continue Reading →

A Thousand Words

When you look at him, what do you see? A god? A human? Something in between? The day was a sunny mid-afternoon in Rome, spent sightseeing and wandering the halls of the Galleria Borghese. I had seen many beautiful things that day—sculptures, ancient crumbling buildings, lovely frescoes— all testaments to human creativity and vision, glimpses... Continue Reading →

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