photography
This Girl

This Girl

“Who the hell is this girl???” I wondered as I wrapped my arms around this total stranger. “How do I not know you by now?” I was looking for a photography studio, almost five years ago. I saw a property that looked perfect. The listing agent looked nice – dare I say ‘perky’? So I called her and...
Inside Out

Inside Out

I haven’t written in awhile – well true stuff anyway. I actually wrote an entire play in three days about what I think meeting my birth mom will be like but that’s another story… There’s a reason for that. I haven’t been myself lately. At least I don’t think so. I am waiting on confirmation...
Saved

Saved

I went to the doctor‘s today. No one in my family pressured me to go. Nothing was literally ‘falling off’, which is what a voluntary appointment (made by me) would have taken not so long ago. I just had a ‘feeling’ about a tick bite. I went, because as a mom, that’s what I need...
Working, Living, Being Together... Foreeeeever.

Working, Living, Being Together… Foreeeeever.

Jason and I have had our ups and downs. It’s not easy to run a business (or two!) together, raise a family, live with in-laws (who are incredibly awesome BTW!) all the while maintaining a healthy, yet not-so-private (what’s up Facebook!), relationship. But we manage, because we love each other, and our family, with everything...
Lucky

Lucky

I am lucky because my son, Dane, was born with cerebral palsy, yet he is healthy and, without a doubt, the person I understand, and probably understands me, the most. I am lucky because my son Jett is on the autism spectrum, which likely had a hand in making him the most creative person I...
Save This!

Save This!

I want to make change.  I want to save the world.  I want to be a part of the revolution… of… Oh Hell, it doesn’t matter – as long as that revolution brings evolution.  But damn, lately, I’m tired.  I’m so tired.  It’s my own fault.  I mean, jeeze, I’m 41!  I promise myself out,...
I Should be Shot

I Should be Shot

We stopped for ice cream on the way home tonight. The sky was amazing, so I wandered off.  I wandered into the middle of the street.  I was shooting the stormy sky when I heard little voices question me. “What are you doing?”  “Why are you here?” I peered over at three pairs of curious...
Touching Strangers

Touching Strangers

I touch random strangers.  I’ll reach right out and literally grab them.  I never even stop to consider whether or not they might find that weird or inappropriate.  I just do it and never look back.  That’s how I met Jei-laya. My husband and I were busily cooking up and serving apps for a fundraiser...
Get Naked

Get Naked

People get naked in front of me.  I’m just as shocked as you are.  Yeah, yeah, when I was a 20-something, flitting around Chicago, frequenting the ‘in’ spots and living for the ‘now’ that wouldn’t have come as such a shock. But I’m 41.  I have kids.  I live in a small town… AND I...
Because I Said So

Because I Said So

I ask a lot of everyone.  OK, I demand a lot of everyone.  It’s not because I demand that I’m always right (anymore), but because I swear, SWEAR, I simply want to drag the people I adore, some of who I haven’t even met yet, into my world of ‘Holy Crap!  This is awesome!’ even...
Remember Me

Remember Me

How will my sons remember me?  Will they remember when I was at home, at their school, on stage, a certain role in a movie or maybe screaming like a crazed lunatic at someone that (I felt) might do them harm? I know how I remember my mom.  And no, she’s not gone.  She’s alive...
Insatiable

Insatiable

  I can’t sing (though I often do – loudly).  Contrary to how much I try publicly, I can’t dance either.  I don’t ride horses, play an instrument, do Zumba, or perform on every stage.  Yet there I am, right in the middle of things, no matter what the shoot, with no fear.  I take...