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Life is Beautiful

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It's true. I'm not saying it's not tough. I'm not saying it's not scary or sad or confusing or tragic sometimes. But we are surrounded by instances of grace and beauty. Look at this...


It's a daisy I found for my garden. It starts out with flat petals but as it matures the petals curl in towards the center, creating these science fiction starburst flowers. And it's purple! How cool is that?
Look at this...


I mean, look at it! I know... It's a snail. But it's maybe an inch and a half long! Look at the colors in it's body. You can see its tiny little eyes.  It was on my sidewalk one rainy day last week. I almost stepped on it. Then I damn near flipped head over heels into my garden trying not to . I think I spent 10 minutes on my knees in the rain trying to capture a decent shot of it.

It was just a moment and it was silly, but it was also so much fun to get lost in the discovery of something wonderful just under my feet.

This week we've …

Beautiful Dreamer

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So for the last few months, I've been getting up at hell o'clock in the morning (5am) in order to drive a mile up to the mall to go stand in a 110 degree room and do yoga with dumbells in my hands. I know what you're thinking... mid-life crisis! No (although I can understand people going that way... you don't wear a whole lotta clothing in a 110 degree room). More like an opportunity to dial in, to my body, to my health, to a little peace of mind. It's just time to go somewhere and strive without having to be "myself"... I'm not anybody's friend, I'm not an advanced student, I'm not "Mr. D", I'm just a guy working off his spare tire by doing something difficult.

And it's wonderful. But it's exhausting! I need a nap when I'm done, and that's not just from the exercise... I don't get to sleep early enough to get enough sleep to be off and running after a 6am class. So a nap...then I get to work at the resta…

I Am Such A Stinker!

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Here I am again... trying to catch up on postings, I got out today and shot a bunch of work in the drizzle and photoshopped for hours to get it ready for posting... Get ready... here it comes!

"I Am Such A Stinker" available here