I spent the last few days trying to decide if I should participate in Na(tional) Blo(g) Po(st) Mo(nth) this year. I found no information about NaBloPoMo 2017–not even from Blogher, which normally hosts and offers prompts and support for participants–so I decided NaBloPoMo would be a no-go for me this year. The blog goddesses had … Continue reading NaBloPoMo 2017: To Blog or Not to Blog? [Black and White Photo Challenge]
On this final day of NaBloPoMo, I’m sharing an excerpt from Kahlil Gibran’s “On Religion” from The Prophet, which is one of my forever favorites. Today, I’m thinking about work, my students, and all the grading ahead of me. I’m also thinking about separate conversations I’ve had this week with a long-ago student and a … Continue reading Who Can Separate Belief from Occupations?
During my hour-long escape from my office last week, I ran into Amanda, a photographer friend who does amazing work. Naturally, we started talking about photography. She exclaimed she needed motivation and inspiration. I remarked that I wanted to do “creative photography.” In that instant she gave me a one-minute lesson on adjusting my position … Continue reading Mini Lesson in Creative Photography
Yesterday, one of my besties, Aleta, sent a morning text filled with encouragement for the day and a beautiful poem, a reworking of Psalm 23 by Japanese poet, Toki Miyashina. She wrote: The poem speaks perfectly to our need for peace and calmness of mind as we rush through our days of madness. Meditate on … Continue reading Psalm 23 Celebration Freebie: We Did It Again!
Happy Holidays! When I wrote my last NaBloPoMo 2016 post, I planned to share (soon after) the photos from a post-Thanksgiving walk through the “Tinsel Trail” at Big Spring Park in Huntsville, Alabama. The end-of-semester wrap up, holiday preparations, and sheer exhaustion hindered that effort, but I cannot let the holiday season pass without sharing … Continue reading Walk the Tinsel Trail with Me!
Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo! I actually blogged every day for 30 days straight. Let me tell you. This was not easy, but it was worth it. Not only did I get caught up on some blogging but I reminded myself that I can find time to get things done “no matter what.” Most … Continue reading 30 Days Straight–We Made It!
The party is never really over with Liberate Your Art. It is pure pleasure to find a “random” postcard from another LYA participant in my mailbox. I had the good fortune of sharing with many other photographers and artists long after the swap and the blog hop. Wanna see? Christine of Flagstaff, Arizona has been a faithful postcard … Continue reading “Art Takes Courage”–Liberate Your Art 2016 Side Swaps
After spending the better part of an afternoon “organizing” the incoming mail that cluttered my desk, I decided November will be “Pics and Post Catch-up Month.” To make sure I follow through with the plan, I made a commitment to participate in BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month), which means I will post every day in November. I just … Continue reading Blog Every Day? Yes Way!