Archive for April, 2011

Why People Are Mean

“Why are people so mean?” I think that’s something we have all asked at least once in our lives. Of course, when we ask it we’re talking about other people. We want to know why that person over there is so mean to us, or our friend, or some seemingly innocent victim with whom we […]


Do you have too many values?

“Just do what makes you happy.” People said that to me over and over again when Jared and I were separated. It was well-intentioned advice, but every time I heard it I was overwhelmed with the urge to punch some well-intentioned person in the face. I had no idea what would make me happy. And […]


Life Is Not a To-Do List

I adore the concept of bucket lists. I love reading “life lists” my friends have posted online. In theory, I think the idea of keeping a running tally of things you want to do before you die is fantastic. In reality, I have to consciously, forcefully prevent myself from making a life list of my […]


Without Balance

I have seen and done a lot in New Orleans in the last week. I don’t have any pictures I can show you of any of those things, because they are still in RAW format and my brain is simply too tired to make them not be. My brain is too tired for anything but […]


On Not Making Money From Your Passions

There is a lot that can be said about learning how to turn your passion into an income stream. But there is also something to be said for doing something just because you enjoy it. Even if there’s no money in it. Even if you’re not the best. Photography is one of the few things […]


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