by Eric Alan

July 21, 2012

Whenever the world and its challenges simply seem too large, too heavy to lift, I’ve learned what to do: I look at something extremely small. This flower, for instance, in the meadows near my home, which I found on a difficult day. As soon as I absorbed myself in the details of its pink folds, the day’s pains and troubles began to fade in face of the flower’s beauty. I looked even closer, seeing the yellow ring at the… READ MORE


by Lynette Sheppard

July 15, 2012

No matter where you live, there are local sights or attractions that you show to visitors, that you may neglect yourself. I lived in Chicago when I went to nursing school years ago - and never made it to the top of Sears Tower. You always think there will be time. Later. And then you move.

Every place I’ve lived,  there has been something cool - in the San Francisco Bay area - the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s… READ MORE


by Dewitt Jones

July 08, 2012

In 2011 I began posting daily photos on Facebook. It's been a fascinating discipline for me, to see and honor the art in my everyday life. There are two ongoing results of this that I would like to share with you.

First, my visual acumen is at a much higher level. I'm not waiting for a glorious sunset to say, "Now, THAT'S a photograph!" I'm just allowing myself to see art and beauty in whatever I'm doing. The result… READ MORE