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the missing spool

The Missing Spool, Canon Digital Rebel Last week, I found my bike in the basement and it wasn’t working. The brakes were disconnected, but not in the usual way, and I became instantly frustrated and confused. Damn! Why can’t I ever learn to operate my bike? I considered the bike shop up the street. I […]


brave girl

Cindy in pink, Canon Digital Rebel This is Cindy. and she is brave and beautiful. She emailed me this spring asking about my rates for portrait sessions. I responded, we booked a time, and I asked her some questions about whether it would just be her, what the occasion was, what kind of look she […]


god’s creation

the beach at Tennessee Valley, Canon Digital Rebel I went on a wonderful walk in Tennessee Valley yesterday. It’s a few miles to the beach and the evening was thick with fog. It was mysterious and quiet, and I felt completely alone there and completely safe. For one of the first times in my life, […]



Wading, Canon Digital Rebel One of my favorite painters in the world is Eric Zener. We met years ago, here in San Francisco, and at the time I was painting quite a bit. I loved that he, like me, graduated from UCSB with a degree in Business/Economics and then promptly picked up a paintbrush. He […]


Chasing Liam

Liam at Black Sands beach, Canon Digital Rebel Some of my dearest friends are moving away this summer and it’s just starting to sink in. We celebrated my dear friend Kim’s birthday this weekend on the beach. It was all foggy and San Francisco-like and we had a huge, beautiful black sand beach all to […]


on a walk

on a walk, Olympus Epic “If you never want to see the face of hell, when you come home from work every night, dance with your kitchen towel, and if you’re worried about waking up your family, take off your shoes.” – Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav I’ve been receiving your time capsule essays in the […]


I swear this dog is real

puffy dog, Canon Digital Rebel At this same store in Chinatown, there is also a big black cat with a Hitler mustache. My friend Micki is convinced that he is actually Hitler reincarnated. It’s odd to look at a cat this way. It gives you really mixed up feelings about the cat. A site where […]


Nicole Socia

Nicole Socia wearing a chlorine superhero necklace, Canon Digital Rebel This is my sweet friend and newest superhero model, Nicole Socia. Isn’t she beautiful? You will find her and the gorgeous Sonja modeling on the superhero jewelry site. Nicole is an actress and will be performing with the brilliant sketch comedy troupe Killing My Lobster […]



Chinatown umbrellas, Canon Digital Rebel “You are the light, You are the refuge, There is no place to take shelter but yourself.” – Inscription over Buddha’s Ashes Excellent storytelling sites and events: Storycorps is a mobile storytelling project, gathering personal stories from across the country. The Fray is run by the amazing and wonderful Derek […]



Caterina’s shoes, Olympus Epic My dear friend Sasha just returned this week from a sabbatical in Amsterdam and brought back the most delicious cookies I have ever tasted. They are called Stroopwaffels and they are lovely little caramel waffley treats that must be laced with illegal drugs because I cannot stop eating them. Not 24 […]