Archive for August, 2011

How Photography Helps Me Live Better

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

We’re constantly told to keep things in perspective, to maintain perspective, as if there is one true way in which to view the world and our lives in it. I think that’s dangerously limiting. Holding tight to perspective can prevent happiness and, I believe, adds to continued intolerance. I love photography because it forces me […]


Happiness Highlights: Running from Irene

Monday, August 29th, 2011

This past week did not turn out at all as expected and included not one, but two natural disasters. And yet it was a perfectly wonderful week. Go figure. I started my week still in New York City, reviewing a new hotel in Manhattan called The Nolitan. I was looking forward to a day of […]


7 Things I Love About Living in an RV

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Living in an RV was never the dream. The towable home was merely a means to an end, a necessary adjustment for a family of four that wanted to travel although they didn’t have a hefty savings with which to do it. The RV was going to be cheaper than staying in hotels and provide […]


Inspired by a New York City Street Musician to Live from the Heart

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

We heard his drums on the Literary Walk in Central Park last week. They were strong and soulful, seducing attention in a city filled with noise and attention-seekers. He smiled as he played, even before we dropped a dollar in his bucket. I pointed to my camera, a universal sign between performers and photographers, and […]


Happiness Highlights: Week 2 in New York City

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Last week we were still in New York City, a gift I will forever be grateful for no matter where this trip or this life takes us. Two weeks in New York City is truly a luxury, and not just because everything costs so dang much. One of the things I was most grateful for […]