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Advent calendar 2017

Advent calendars are such fun. These days I’m not acquiring much by way of physical goods, but the online world delivers gifts to me and allows me to make them. Thanks to the free software you can access through the link below the calendar, I could pull together my own photos and sayings, add some links to a few favourite… Read more →

Dementia book review and giveaway

Watch this space to win a free copy of Peter Maeck’s book. The giveaway starts September 12th, the same day Peter Maeck’s guest post appears here.) As did Peter Maeck, I railed against dementia and viewed its ravages as a personal affront. Maeck lost his father to it. I lost my mother. The raging changes nothing. This book might. I… Read more →

Disappearing Pumpkin Cover

Small Scale Stories are only slightly off kilter

Though I’ve been invisible here, I’ve been producing like crazy. It’s time to share the goodies pouring out of this busy brain of mine. So this post is in celebration. Ta Da! Announcing…the third volume in the Small Scale Stories series is on Amazon in print form and as an interactive book for Kindle readers. Here’s the intro: Night falls.… Read more →

Painting software for the digital artist

Not so long ago, turning a photograph into something that looked painterly required a lot of technical know-how with feature-rich, complicated software. New generations of photo editing software make the process both quick and fun. The versions below are just a quick show and tell, with encouragement for you to check out the amazing variety of software on the market. If you have… Read more →

Writing the last chapter

  I took my camera for a walk this morning. With summery weather rolling over us like a heat tsunami, I’ve moved my walks to earlier in the day, before the sun burns my skin on contact. Marmots were hanging out atop their condos. Cranes were swinging over construction sites. Leaves were enjoying the evaporating dew. As I wandered the… Read more →

Positive stories make us better people

Most of us fret about being constantly bombarded by negative news, violent movies and grisly action games. We worry children are being influenced by the onslaught, that the world is a dangerous place, that things are out of control. As real as those fears may be, Steven Pinker and other researchers have discovered we live in the most peaceful era… Read more →

I heard you – thanks for the nudge

You’ve nudged me for years. I finally listened. As all you Facebook friends know, I post a lot of photographs. But when you wanted to own one, as a print or smartphone sleeve or t-shirt or some other format, I said thanks for the encouragement and went on to the next photo. Now I’m saying thanks to Redbubble for making… Read more →

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