Enjoy Yourself. It’s Later Than You Think.

MyPassport,LanasPassport

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That’s my passport on the left, Lana’s on the right. I worked just about every day for the past year, but it’s about to pay off — I’m about to rock Lana’s little world. :-) A dream is coming true, and we’re … Continue reading

I’m A Woman, Phenomenally.

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Today I turned 39, and 39 feels just fine. :-) #BirthdayGirl #Vegan #LoveYourAge #LoveYourBody #LoveTheAnimals #LoveTheEarth Photo taken by my daughter Lana, at Lake DeGray. <3 I feel strong, grounded, and happy this year. Here’s hoping I’m lucky enough to get at least … Continue reading

Under The Table And Dreaming

Trails of Thought

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NIGHTMARES AND DREAMSCAPES People were gonna start thinking I’d DIED if I didn’t stop by for a blog post. Alas, I live and breathe.  But what I went through recently was a death, of sorts.  I was under far too much stress, … Continue reading

We Both Go Down Together

KARK

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above photo:  KARK news February 27th-28th were sad days in Hot Springs, Arkansas and the surrounding area. We lost a historic landmark when the beautiful Majestic Hotel was slowly destroyed by a raging fire. above photo:  Mara Kuhn, Arkansas Online below:  drone … Continue reading

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

My New Tattoo

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Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your January has been amazing.  There’s certainly a LOT going on around here – so much so that it’s hard to find time to blog (I’m also working 13 out of every 14 days). … Continue reading

Turn On The Bright Lights

Train Station, Malvern

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“Light is creation. Darkness is the space necessary to create.” ― Erica Jasmin Cartaya LIVE It isn’t enough to simply inhabit – to suck up oxygen and take up space while entangled in a safety net of familiarity and status … Continue reading

Live Free Or Die

IMAG2008

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above:  the headstone of Eliza G. Randall**, Star Island, Atlantic Ocean 34 Questions for a Dead Woman Did they call you “Liza” for short? Were you petite and delicate, or large and powerful? Did you consider yourself “pretty”? Was physical … Continue reading

Trying To Make A Dollar Out Of Seventy-Five Cents

IMAG1931

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Ahhhhhhhhhh…it’s been WAY too long since I made a blog!  They are becoming more and more infrequent — I just can’t get TWO SECONDS to myself most of the time. :-(  I have to find more time for creating and … Continue reading

We’ll Never Be Royals – It Doesn’t Run In Our Blood

Chillin' With Some Great Tunes

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It’s that time of year again… time to pour your favorite drink, put your feet up, and chill while listening to JENN’S HOT SUMMER PLAYLIST –  the 2013 edition Some old, some brand new, these are the tunes I’m loving most … Continue reading

The Birds In Your Garden Sang The Truth

Lana, Out Of The Darkness

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Did some more polaroiding with vintage cameras. The model/muse this time was my daughter.  She had to hang upside-down for quite some time for me to get the shot.  She was patient and amazing, as always. The above photo was inspired … Continue reading

Even An End Has A Start

Dead Cat

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SKF a free verse poem You asked me if I wanted to join you after work, maybe sit in your truck for a while. My heart leapt in anticipation of our daily ritual of kisses and hand-holding and sweet nothings … Continue reading

If My Nose Was Runnin’ Money, I’d Blow It All On You

Anne Hathaway's I'm-with-stupid face...

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Entry from my “Dream Journal”, Spring 2013: As the dream begins, I’m sitting in my home late at night, bored.  I decide I want to go shopping, but there’s a problem:  my car doesn’t work.  So I go outside and … Continue reading

She Was Many Things, But She Was Never Boring

Handsome Couple, Prom 2013

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So my daughter went to her first PROM, y’all. Okay, seriously:  who hit the fast forward button on the Life DVD?  She CANNOT be getting this old.  WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING? More photos of my beautiful young lady and … Continue reading

Bolting The Night Of The Door With Her Arm

Strong Flower, April 2012

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The Caretaker A free verse poem of abuse and fear, hope and love. ——————————- Mine is a land of unfulfilled longing, A sphere of indifference, struggle and shame. Each seemingly sweet thing a fructose poison That sours this soil where … Continue reading

We Boil At Different Degrees

Tribute to Gloria, Black and White version

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Those who love 1910’s/1920’s cinema as much as I do will recognize what I was attempting with the above self-portrait (cropped from a Polaroid shot with my 320 model land camera).  It’s my modern-day homage to the iconic photograph of actress Gloria Swanson, taken by … Continue reading

An Axe For The Frozen Sea Within Us

Dead Poets Society New Years

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Happy New Year, everyone! I ended 2012 by watching my favorite film of all time.  Passion, inspiration, and some of the most powerful and beautiful words that pens ever scratched on paper — not a bad way to spend an evening, eh?… After … Continue reading

sometimes you just have to STRAP IT ON.

Film babies

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Pictured above are 18 film cameras from my personal collection.  Their birthdates range from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.  Close friends will notice a new guy in the group, in the top left corner of this photograph:  The KODAK TOURIST II, introduced … Continue reading

We’ll All Be Square For Fifteen Minutes

Halloween 3

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Everyone knows that I’m an old-fashioned, antique-loving, retro-rocking, analog-appreciating, film-carrying “Classic Girl”. No doubt. But I’ve spent the last several weeks playing with those small, square-shaped digital images you’ve seen popping up everywhere.  And it’s been kinda fun. So here are … Continue reading

I Slipped And Dreamt That We Were Free

Lana, Arkansas State Fair, 2012

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Ladies and Gentlemen, an announcement: This is the BEST.  PHOTO.  EVER.  In case you don’t know which one is my daughter, here’s a hint:  WHITE. Also?… look for the kid who appears to be just one second away from LOSING HER … Continue reading