Courage: Daily Prompt

It’s been five days since the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. Eight of the victims were girls and young women; nine were boys and men. They ranged from 14 years old to 49. I spent Sunday with my own 23 year old son cooking brunch, catching up, drinking coffee… Read More

Lecture: One Word Prompt

I recently spent six and a half years obtaining two degrees and a number of certificates. I was also a teaching assistant for an advanced ornithology field and lab course. Before that, I was an educator and education advisor to elementary & middle school students, parents, and school faculties. I’ve been a presenter, & attended… Read More

Mindcamp Southwest: New Frontiers

Something tells me there’s a wealth of innovative, creative, design thinking, leaders out there. That’s you, right? If so, you might be interested in checking out a really cool creativity conference coming to Arizona March 1st-4th. It’s a four-day micro-university for personal, professional, and organizational creativity — a feast of concurrent sessions presented by the best… Read More

Variations on a Theme: Headshots

I was thrilled when my friend Michelle Auerbach, author, speaker, and storytelling consultant, recently asked me to take some headshots for her upcoming book. It was a busy time for both of us. It was the December holidays, I was traveling and working on several projects, and more importantly I was in town to celebrate Michelle… Read More

Weathered: Weekly Photo Challenge

The western United States is growing exponentially. Expanding communities, new buildings popping up, public transportation reaching further and faster from urban settings into the sprawl of suburbia life. Change is inevitable, and often seen as progress. Change can mean a way for conveniences and necessities to be accessed closer to populations of people, and in… Read More

2017 Favorites: Weekly Photo Challenge

I’d like start my first post of the 2018 New Year by saying Thank You!! to all the people out in the blog-o-sphere who are following me, and who found my  Ascend Weekly Photo Challenge  post. I’m not quite sure what happened, but somehow while I was busy with holidays, wedding celebrations, family & friends,… Read More