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FRESH OFF THE PAGE: be still, now

I’m not a person who doesn’t mind doing nothing sometimes. I usually find it easy, sitting for awhile, idle, content just to be. But often my mind keeps on running around, thinking of this or that, projects I want to undertake. Many times it starts in on trying to plan for […]

FRESH OFF THE PAGE: lost at sea

Every night when I go to bed I turn on my ocean sounds, listening to the surf as I fall asleep. For several years I used a bedside alarm clock that played different nature sounds; now, of course, there’s an app for that. I need the white noise and find it very difficult to rest […]

Spending some down-time

I returned home earlier this week from a short but much-needed trip to the ocean. This time it was to Florida’s Gulf Coast, the more tropical and laid back side of the state, in my opinion. Right out in the water off the beach in this photo, I encountered sting rays for […]

THROUGH MY LENS:

I miss the ocean: The pounding, hypnotic rhythm of the waves; the tangy smell of the salt air; and the feeling of being so very, very small. Between the rain and snow, I can look out the window and find water almost everywhere right now. But it just isn’t quite the […]