Driving The Oregon Coast

I’m not a sit in one place and do one thing kind of person. I’m more of a looking ahead to the next adventure type of girl which makes me a terrible Buddhist. That’s why road trips are my best friend. Plenty of time to sit in the car and read, lots of change of…

The Night Hunters

The last few months I’ve had a story (who am I kidding several stories) floating in my head. I’ve committed myself to actually write one because I can’t listen to my husband tell me to stop talking about it and start doing it. He know my bad habits. I’ve gotten to a point where I…

What Have I Gotten Myself Into Here?

Let me start this by saying that I’m a big fan of lists and this post has nothing to do with that at all. When I look back to my childhood lists were everywhere including all the things I wanted to do before I die. That list has changed through the years, but since I…

Holy Land Of The Camera Gods.

“We are going there.” Saturday was yard sale day in my neighborhood and the community center published a list of everyone participating. Number 85 on the list described themselves as “ex-hipster stuff cheap.” I’m there. 1. I wanted to know what an ex-hipster looked like. 2. I wanted to know if they were protesting hipsters…

Week 5: You Are Real

My stomach turns. Nausea has set in. Every five minutes I run to the bathroom. Why? You are the peppercorn, how could you possibly put that much pressure on my bladder? A peppercorn not a bowling ball. I’m still not sure how something so impossibly small has taken over my house. You have me twisted….

My Girl Holga

They call me the Flash. No really, that was the first nickname I was given by my Grandparents while on a trip to Canada. They bought me my first camera at the age 5 and all weekend the only thing they saw was the flash of my camera. It was love at first click. I…

How Will You Reach The Mountain Top?

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong. –Hindu proverb We all have paths in our lives that we…

Fremont Solstice Parade

One of my favorite times of the year is just around the corner: The Fremont Solstice Parade. It is just an amazing jumble of color, fun, and good times. Really you never know what you are going to see and trying to capture the spirit of crowd and street performers is always my goal.

The Color Run

As I saw the finish line in front of me I broke down crying as I ran. Two months ago I ran my first mile. Ever. Now I was nearing the of a 3.1 mile run. This was something I never though would be possible. Right now I struggle to find the words to explain…

Random Thoughts

Sometimes I don’t realize what I’m going to end up doing. For instance never once did I think I would find myself coaxing clay out impossible molds while a fight breaks out in Tibetan because one of the monks decided to use the momo roller to bonk the molds. Well, it was a one sided…