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. … Continue reading To boldly go where no kid has gone before. An Uncommon photo shoot.
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 … Continue reading Turns out I’m not lazy. What?!?! (and neither are you)
Compare and Despair became my companions early on in my life and I have yet to figure out how to get them to quit hanging out with me. They have over stayed their welcome even though I don't remember inviting them to my house. A Dynamic Duo. Always together. Sometimes they are lounging on the … Continue reading Compare and Despair
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 🙂 … Continue reading Ordinary Things — Grocery Store Flowers
“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 … Continue reading Update: Rejection is Hard — Every Time
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 … Continue reading Introducing the Extraordinarily Ordinary
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 … Continue reading Rejection Is Hard — Every Time
One day I did a photo shoot with my rubber ducky. It just seemed like a good idea at the time. I took her (yep, it's a her) to the upstairs bathroom and shot her with a lens that would give the photo lots of bokeh. You know. That blurry, dreamy background look. Overall, she … Continue reading Today’s the day. I’m coming clean.
Standing in line to order hot tea, I heard him. The sound was incessant. Loud. Really loud. People around me were laughing. I was laughing too. Once I had my tea, I started walking to try and find the source. Several yards away I found a spot where the crowd was looking up. Looking up … Continue reading A Horse, A Dog, and Bill Murray
"Does she act like this with other people?" I asked. Hopeful. "Nope! She only gets that excited when she sees you." Nick said. I bent down and started petting her head. Scratching her tiny tummy. She was wriggling around, tail wagging frantically, her eyes staring a hole through me. She loved me. Her eyes were … Continue reading No One Wanted Her For Christmas