To boldly go where no kid has gone before. An Uncommon photo shoot.

I was 3 years old when the original Star Trek premiered on television but it wasn't until it showed up in reruns that I was forced to watch it. Forced is a strong word. Let me back up a little. It was probably around 1970. The world of television only included three stations plus PBS. …

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Turns out I’m not lazy. What?!?! (and neither are you)

I don't exactly remember when I formed the thought "I am lazy" as part of my mental repertoire. It seems like it's just always been included in my thought loop. Up until last week, I told myself that lovely phrase almost everyday. Sometimes for greater impact, I even said it out loud AND used my …

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Ordinary Things — Grocery Store Flowers

I love extraordinarily ordinary things! They bring me the most joy in my life. That's why I decided to share with you every week an ordinary thing (at least to me) that I love. I did a fun story about Introducing the Extraordinarily Ordinary a little bit of go. Click the link if you are interested 🙂 …

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Update: Rejection is Hard — Every Time

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”  ~ J.M. Barrie   Ten days ago,  I shared with you the struggle I was experiencing in trying to get my documentary film accepted into film festivals. It was more than a struggle. It was shame and disappointment. I …

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Introducing the Extraordinarily Ordinary

For one whole week in the  winter of 2013, I was on a mission — collect ordinary moments that create an extraordinary life.  My daughter was a senior in high school. I was looking for something to give her for Christmas. Something unusual that she would hopefully love when she opened it and for years …

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Rejection Is Hard — Every Time

The above is an excerpt from a rejection email I recieved for my documentary film. In total, I received 21 similar emails. Everyone's decision was difficult. Everyone was sorry. Everyone rejected my film. It's been several months since my last rejection email and reading the excerpt still makes me sad.  Usually my endeavors turn out …

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