Patience, Taught by a Little One

Photographing children is rewarding but also very challenging. I have one adorable grandniece whom I love with all my heart, but trying to get her annual birthday portrait on her third birthday gave me more lessons in patience. She’s shy (I get that, so was I — and still am — and I have total empathy with her). What she has taught me is that … Continue reading Patience, Taught by a Little One

I Have Become Martin Crane

Last time we needed to buy a new chair for the house, the husband and I had a huge debate. He wanted a recliner. I thought recliners were so “old” and unfashionable. But I pick my battles, and caved for him. We came home with a recliner. After we inherited Pedro, our min-pin/mixed-with-eight-breeds dog, I discovered how much I loved having a “velcro dog” — … Continue reading I Have Become Martin Crane

Costa Rica: First-time Study Abroad For a Broad of 62

What good fortune I have in that I was offered the chance to serve as a group leader for a study-abroad program through my school, SDSU, to Costa Rica. It was definitely a step outside my normal comfort zone, but I’m so glad I was given this chance and didn’t hesitate to take it. That’s not to say I didn’t have nerves or anxiety about … Continue reading Costa Rica: First-time Study Abroad For a Broad of 62