Story of the Day — vegetarian chili and the BCS

My husband makes great chili. It’s a little too hot for my taste, but it really is good. But my husband is good at everything. It’s annoying. He does most things better than I do. SO! When I saw a vegetarian chili recipe in my new favorite cookbook, “My Father’s Daughter,” by Gwyneth Paltrow, IContinue reading “Story of the Day — vegetarian chili and the BCS”

Past and present

So, for my first attempt at finding old signs to former businesses in town, I actually discovered some a couple of blocks away from where I work. Peeling paint and abandoned structures told me they were long out of business…or so I thought. I looked them up and discovered some are actually still in operation,Continue reading “Past and present”

Pancakes with what?

On my birthday this year, I woke up to a bouquet of flowers and a big plate of homemade pancakes! Although my husband is a pretty good cook, he had never made pancakes before. However, when he asked me what I wanted for my birthday breakfast, he didn’t flinch when I shouted, “PANCAKES!” He justContinue reading “Pancakes with what?”


We all got a rare assignment at work the other day to share with our co-workers one website that inspires us the most. Hmm. Choosing just one was hard for me, but I settled on the one I frequent the most: I chose this one over my usual photography sites simply because I’m looking for aContinue reading “Inspirations!”

As time goes by

One of my very favorite things to do is to join my father and our WWII P47 pilot friend, Bill, at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville, Tenn. It’s a great museum displaying items from World War II, along with a hanger full of airplanes from different eras. The airshows, however, are what makeContinue reading “As time goes by”

Diane Arbus, Sally Mann and Grace Kelly

My two very favorite photographers – of all time – are Diane Arbus and Sally Mann. Hands down. No hesitation. They just switch places from 1st and 2nd in my heart periodically, depending on my mood. I mention Grace Kelly, not for her photographic skills, but simply because she’s another female I greatly admire. Oh!Continue reading “Diane Arbus, Sally Mann and Grace Kelly”

Hooked from the start

The word ‘photography’ literally means “writing with light.” What better subject then is there for a creative blog? I’ve always loved photography and I enjoy writing! So, here we go. The first and second photos I ever took both had a profound impact on me. It did something to me when I composed the subjectContinue reading “Hooked from the start”