I finally took my camera off full-auto mode three years ago and have been practicing here and there since. Most of my practice happens at my boys' sporting events and when we are traveling—though I am really taken with food photography.


Another passion of mine is cooking—especially since I committed to a plant-based diet a few years ago. The recipes on my site are my own with influencers recognized when applicable.


These are the things that really get me fired up.


A few random stories. My initial inspiration for a personal blog was my desire to practice writing. Sadly my words were scrutinized and attacked by a lone reader—so you won't see much in this section.

“I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly.”

― Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood