Comfort in stressful times

If you’re struggling to find peace in the aftermath of the presidential election, you’re not alone. Several months ago, when I needed relief from divisive news headlines, I launched Something Beautiful Every Day, a daily blog that features my own photography and uplifting quotes from famous (and not-so-famous) authors. You won’t find partisan politics on “Something […]

A progress report: My year-long creative challenge is halfway complete

It’s hard to believe that Something Beautiful Every Day — my year-long “creative challenge” — has reached the halfway mark this month. So far, I’ve posted 189 original photos with quotations, and the new blog has logged more than 31,000 page visits from viewers in 10 countries since it went live in April. I appreciate […]

Crafting a mystery

Making your unknown known is the important thing.” — Georgia O’Keeffe Who was she? I have no idea. But I was inexplicably drawn to her photograph (at left) in an album that once belonged to my mom’s stepmother, affectionately known as Granny Bee. When Granny Bee died, my mother inherited this magnificent album of sepia-toned photographs […]