Writer, Photographer, Dreamer

Follow me and a dog named Dexter on a journey into this thing called life. Part 1 was all about growing up, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes.
Life part 2 is all about following my dreams, letting my creative energy flow, and learning from those earlier mistakes... it's a life long process.

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  • The Power of Unity

    “Break the girls, because if you break the girls, you break the men.”That is the message the Sudanese government sent its officers. The troubled government has a problem they never thought possible.…

  • Lunch Shaming and the Power of Social Media

    “Children are the world’s most valuable resource and it’s best hope for the future.” That’s what John F Kennedy said in June of 1963. Whitney Houston sang about it in her greatest…

  • A map of the Fallen Leaf Lake area

    The Origins of Fallen Leaf Lake

    The following is courtesy of the Tahoe Heritage Foundation with contributions by local residents and organizations. The words are not my own. Long, long ago, before the white man came to Nevada, there lived…

  • Cliffs of Moher, Ireland 2017

    Galway Ireland – A historically rich destination

    In November 2017 I traveled to Southern Ireland and spent a few days in Galway, Ireland. A city that is rich in history and surrounded by rolling green hills and ancient castles.…

  • CIbecue Falls, AZ

    Cibecue Falls

    An easy three-hour drive east… …of Phoenix on the Fort Apache Reservation, you will find Cibecue Falls. A picturesque canyon hike that leads to a stunning waterfall. This is a popular spot…

  • Searching for love online

    Online dating, AKA a needle in a haystack

    We all know how difficult dating has become over the years. Gone are the days of blind dates and parental hookups. Nowadays we rely on our computers to find love, or a close…

  • Five Tales to Scare and Delight

    Like many of you out there, I love Halloween. The cooler weather, stormy nights, and of course, scary stuff!! If you are a horror fan like me, you can’t wait to try…

  • How to deal with a bully

    Survival of the Weak – Dealing with a bully

    As a child, I was bullied. Nothing too terribly bad, just some name-calling and teasing. Good-natured ribbing as they used to say. When my father was in school, he was told “It…

  • Negative Daydreaming – Ruining Your Day From The Inside Out

    Everyone has their own little unique neurosis that torments and otherwise frustrates them. I have many to keep me company. One particular nasty little thing is what I like to call negative…

  • Self Doubt – A Silent Killer

    How many of you have ever dealt with self doubt in your life? If you’re raising your hand, I commend you on your bravery!! And smirking at you for raising your hand…