Archive for January, 2010

let’s laugh a little bit more

Tuesday January 26, 2010

different kind of happy

Monday January 25, 2010

Drifting to a simple contemplative place during these dreary winter days I have decided that everyone has a different kind of happy.

Let’s face it — some people love staying home, or going out, eating pizza, or going to the grand cafe, cleaning the house, or reading a book, replying to emails, or not replying to emails, watching late night tv, talking on the phone, or not talking on the phone, going cross country skiing, or playing scrabble, walking their dog, going to concerts, or going on walks, writing letters, or planning trips, cleaning a closet, or reading a blog, twittering, facebooking, or not twittering or facebooking.

We all are walking our walk. And we all are living a story out in our head.

So, I have decided that whatever my happy is (depending on the day) I am going to OWN IT.  Not compare or contrast or wish or hope for something different.

I am going to own my different kind of happy.

haiti and wolves

Thursday January 21, 2010

There is so much heartache in the world.

I ache for all the destruction, waste, war, selfishness, pain, suffering, injustice, and inhumanity.

It is easy to turn away and forget our neighbors — and our planet.

I try to do little things like text HAITI to 90999 ($10 to Red Cross) or send a donation to Earthjustice in hopes to END the slaughter of wolves in Idaho (and Montana and Wyoming).

My heart aches so much. I ache for the pain and suffering that the people of Haiti are experiencing. I ache for the selfishness of the people who kill. But most of all I ache for the ones who cannot be heard.

through the branches

Wednesday January 20, 2010

While driving back from Iowa this past weekend we stopped at a rest stop to take some photos — all the trees were covered in ice crystals and snow and looked just magical.

jake-tree-0001

tree-branches-0001

Monday January 18, 2010

Still riding high from having Ingman Photography up and running.