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Adventures in Film Photography: Winter in Ohio

Every year around November, my little corner of the universe descends into a cold dark sneaky hate spiral, at least for those of us afflicted with seasonal affective disorder and not protected by perky pregnancy hormones. If I’m honest, the stark beauty of winter isn’t quite enough to make up …

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Acting Out

I was a wannabe theater nerd in high school, which means I wasn’t even cool enough to be a real theater nerd. Let that sink in for a bit. Confession is good for the soul, kids. At my high school, the theater department was populated by a vaguely edgy/racy band of bohemians …

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Adventures in Film Photography: Flowers

Welcome to this week’s edition of Film Friday! (I say this like I plan ahead enough to actually have a regularly recurring blog feature…bahaha. I can dream, can’t I?) The kinda cool/frustrating thing about shooting in film is the time-capsule effect…not only is there a delay between shooting the film and …

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Facebook-Free February

Yesterday while scrolling through my blog feeds, I read a post on Apartment Therapy about giving up social media for a month. Somewhat impulsively, I thought, “Me too!” and decided to phase out Facebook for a month. (Conveniently enough, I happened to choose the shortest month of the year.) I’ve done dramatic …

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Reflections on Travel: Jamaica 2012

One of the things I miss most (and will probably continue to miss for a long time) is the ease of traveling sans baby. Because it is cold and evil outside and because I probably won’t be traveling anywhere fun anytime soon and because I’m *finally* backing up the last …

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Let’s Grow

Everyone seems to be choosing power words for 2017. While I am not entirely sure what a power word is or does, it was fairly easy to discern a theme for my life in the coming year: Growth. This will be a big year for me and for us as a …

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2016 Year in Review

Despite the fact that today is much like any other day, I’m still going to jump on the looking-back/looking-forward bandwagon of December 31. I rather like this list of year in review questions, first written for 2015, so I’m going to reprise it for 2017. Read last year’s version here. What …

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Now or (whe)Never

My social media feed is currently peppered with posts about how terrible 2016 was, from the hit parade of celebrity deaths (NOT CARRIE FISHER…DO NOT WAAAAAANT) to the ongoing carnage in Syria to terror attacks seemingly every other week to the election that demonstrated a collective loss of sanity and …