Sunday, February 21, 2010

Untitled thoughts

I haven't written on this blog in so long, probably due to the fact that I've been writing a TON outside of the cyber world. I've been writing poetry, music, stories, you name it, I've been writing it, and I thought I'd share with you a tidbit of what I've been up to! It doesn't have a title, but it's a sampler!

A palette knife deftly peeling the spirals away,
Gone away,
Gone today,

Until there's nothing left but a hole in the wall,
Not at all,
No, nothing at all

Through this hole, I can see that the leaves have fallen
Off of the moon,
And into the gutters.

I am soaking in my own milky puddle of moonlight,
Trying to regain some composure to the patterns
Of my self-destructive habits.

To release one's own self to the point of suffocation
Is my cross to bear,
Well, it would be,

Were it not for the winds that hold me up.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


...cannot be confined.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm Famous!

So this was a mockery ad that was an assignment for my photographing diversity class, where we document and photograph issues that are a part of our every day lives, I think you can figure out what this one's about. All the type on there was taken from actual advertisements from the 50s, that's the best (and scariest) part of this whole thing.

And now it is hanging up in a display at my school to show what this class is all about, pretty sweet, huh? So, I guess I'm not famous, but it's kinda cool to be walking down the hallways and see your face randomly...

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The World is my Oyster!

So, in my newly found freedom I've been attempting at documenting the every day life of me, so I thought I'd give you some samples of some of my personal favorites...

I got to join in on a weekly tradition, and had a lovely (and EARLY) breakfast with Colie and Debs... it was VERY cold! But nice and toasty inside :)

I had a great time at Sugarhouse Park on such a beautiful day! Glad I was able to get so many good shots on one of the last warm days of fall.

An unforgettable view from the bridge...

I hope everyone out there is also having as much fun as I am!
Happy Adventuring!

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Tides of Change

Life is like Swiss Cheese. But is Swiss Cheese defined by the physical matter of it? Or the holes in the whole of it? Or should we forget about all that and focus on the flavor?

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference; Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace."

Those words take on a whole new meaning when you experience them, live and in color.

You see, the only time that matters is now, because there simply is no other time that exists. The past and future cannot be proven.

What about memories and pictures?

Memories are but electronic pathways in the brain, and pictures are but illusions printed on a page.

Only is it when we can accept the given moment for what it is, and simply experience it and let it be. . . When we can embrace it in its purest form and not get caught up in thought and judgment, only then can we find clarity. Mindfulness is the answer to all of life's many questions, which is what I discovered for myself. You can listen to people tell you you're going to be ok, but it doesn't really mean anything until you come to that realization for yourself. And once you do have that realization, trust me, it's worth it!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Here's to Good Times, Good Food, and Good PLUs!

It's not very often I get to see my Aunt, Uncle and cousins in New Hampshire, but boy, it sure is a treat when I do. It's always like coming back to a home away from home, in a way. The best way I can describe it is like putting on your favorite old sweater after its been in a cedar chest all summer. It's nice to be able to put on something safe and familiar on a cold day.

Our first outing was filled with tall ships, Portsmouth and the beach!

The beach is beautiful...

...even if it's crowded with crazies.

A stop to the Ben and Jerry's factory is always a sweet diversion from the summer heat...

Sweet ride, man.

No secret ingredients around here...

While waiting for our tour, we enjoyed ice cream in the shade, among other things.

We waited a while for the tour, but I'd say it was worth it.

Quite a pleasant place to spend the day with the fam.

They even had a flavor graveyard!

The local farm stand is quite a little paradise!

We went to the farmer's market, so charming! Complete with story time and honey sticks! Yum!

It's only in New Hampshire you'll see a Blue Heron on a golf course during a riveting game of mini golf, where Mom got TWO holes in one!

Colie and I reach a point during every family vacation to take silly pictures of ourselves, we even got mom in on the silliness this time!

Star gazing is a classic pastime, and the front yard is a perfect spot to lounge in an Adirondack with a blanket, of course.

I wish I could say this was the Perseid meteor shower, but, it's really just star trails.

And of course some blueberry picking was in order.

Anne Marie informed me that this was her "blueberry castle".

Mom and Colie trying to keep cool on one of the hottest days we had while we were there.

Some breathtaking views could be found on this blueberry adventure!

Sitting while picking is recommended, whenever possible, especially in that heat!

Wild and all naturale is the only way to go!

And it wouldn't be a proper trip to New Hampshie without a shummy bluberry pie!

Thanks for a memorable trip Uncle Erie Pie, Aunt Maria, the "little dudes" (that aren't so little anymore), Twizler, Sprinkle, and Jello!