Hawaii

from Disney Aulani Resort on O’ahu   Waterfalls near Hanalei Pineapple lava flow on Hawai’i

True manliness

There are many issues in society that are looming – sexual harassment is one of them.  Certainly, there are those who could benefit from deep self-examination and re-evaluation of the concept of respect, but the media tends to forget about the abundant and innate good that exists in men (and women). Here are pictorial examples of men…

Back to Black and White

Back in the days of film, I had access to a darkroom. I really enjoyed shooting in black and white; processing the film by unloading the camera and rewinding the film onto a reel in the total blackout of the darkroom; adding the chemicals; drying the film; and finally, printing the photos. It was the…

“Girls On The Run” event and nearby cityscapes

These photos were taken while cheering for the amazing and courageous girls who recently participated in Girls On The Run.  Girls On The Run is an organization whose mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.”  The girls were excited, strong, determined, and confident. For more…

Disney

  Disney  Yesterday, as I was contemplating how to solve the world’s problems, I found myself staring at the framed photos on the wall behind my computer screen. I realized that 7 of the 10 photos were from DisneyWorld. When I was in grade school we had to report on a famous person. Guess who…

Alaska

  Alaska I grew up in the Rocky Mountains and I’ve been to the Swiss Alps, so I thought a trip to Alaska would be similar to my earlier outdoors experiences.  It was not even close.  The exquisite and pristine beauty is like nothing I’ve experienced before. There is a purity to the wilderness* in…

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal One of the quirkiest things we noticed in Lisbon was the manner in which the transportation personnel would go on strike, which they did frequently. They would give the public several days warning, indicating the start and stop dates so everyone could make other arrangements. This is very kind and civilized but doesn’t that…

Wales

  Southern Wales One of the most beautiful, serene places I’ve ever been. It’s elegant, peaceful, noble. A perfect place for codddiwompling (definition:  to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination). In fact, to travel in any other manner would do this exquisite setting an injustice. When you visit, take time to breathe, stand in…