Category Archives: Photography

The Waiting Room

This is my new blog, The Waiting Room Project. I began the project three years ago while I was waiting for Jake at a doctor’s appointment. I started photographing the waiting rooms I frequently found myself in. It blossomed into … Continue reading

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December 28, 2015

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of Jake’s passing. Last year on this day, I wrote a long post about the first year, and what lessons I learned. I don’t have much new to report this year. My cousin is here … Continue reading

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This is Why

Please take 55 seconds to watch this video produced by the students at Venice Arts that explains why you need to subscribe to their YouTube channel. It will only take a moment, and will benefit the program in so many ways. … Continue reading

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You Can Make a Difference – Please Help

Readers of this blog will know that I volunteer at an organization called Venice Arts, helping young people express themselves through photography. Currently I mentor in an “Old School” photography class and teach black and white darkroom techniques to middle … Continue reading

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Still in the Dark

Yesterday was October 28th. Ten months since our son died. I wasn’t really aware of the date until today, but my body knew what day it was. I woke up early to take a friend to the airport. Returning home, … Continue reading

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The New Header Photo

Jake made this photo of a carousel, taken in London’s Covent Garden, during our last trip to England. It was 2006, the year of our family adventure in Italy. Jake attended a month-long cooking and language school in Bologna and we … Continue reading

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Ojai Vignettes, Part 1

Driving north on Highway 1 again. Through the same blackened and blasted landscape of six weeks ago. Today, the charred hillsides wore the gauzy green mantle of new growth that signifies Spring in California. My internal landscape was slightly less … Continue reading

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