Category Archives: Personal

India – A Land of Contrasts

On my fifth trip to India, I finally traveled outside the southeastern coastal area. The first two weeks were spent near Chennai, volunteering at Rising Star Outreach. This amazing non-profit organization is working to eradicate the scourge of leprosy – which still exists in nearly 1,000 leprosy colonies throughout India. The photos show the RSO […]

Cutie Patootie

  I recently visited friends in the D.C. area to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday. I wasn’t sure if I would take any photographs, but when I saw how darn cute MaKayla was, I couldn’t resist.

For the Love of Books

  I was very fortunate to grow up in a home filled with books. Nearly every room had bookcases overflowing with books of all kinds – encyclopedias, poetry, biographies, novels – you name the subject, there was probably a book about it somewhere in our house. My mom instilled in my sisters and me a […]

Mother’s Day Musings

If you could give your children a gift that would grow even more meaningful over time, you would do it, right? And that is my hope for you with this Mother’s Day blog. For this post, I wanted to include one or two photos of my mom and me when I was a baby or […]

Featured in AJC article

There is a really nice article about me in today’s AJC, written by freelance writer Helen M. Cauley. The Kroger ad that appears next to the article keeps changing so I don’t know what you’ll see  – but when I first pulled it up, there was a photo of cheeses and the ad said  ‘Say […]

Cowgirl Sabina

Regular readers of my blog know how crazy I am about my niece Sabina. And while I don’t see her nearly as often as I’d like, I try to photograph her whenever I do see her. Recently we visited a real working ranch in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas  – Flying W Ranch. Despite […]

Hall of Fame

Last Thursday I had the privilege of being inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame. The honor came as a complete surprise when I received a letter a few months ago, and I had no idea what to expect when I traveled to my home state last week. It was a special and memorable […]

Study in Black & White

After practically begging my sister to let my niece fly to Atlanta for a visit, she finally agreed. Sabina is already a seasoned traveler  – but this was the first time her mom let her fly by herself. And as much as I secretly (well not exactly ‘secretly’, as I outright asked her repeatedly to […]

Mermaid Magic

Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to visit Weeki Wachee Springs – the city of live mermaids. I don’t know exactly what it is about mermaids, but like many people, I find them enchanting and irresistible. Last weekend, while on a trip to Orlando, I finally got the chance. Less than two hours from […]

Picture Me in the Hall of Fame

News of massive layoffs at newspapers across the country are now commonplace. Just this month the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Birmingham News announced that they will be publishing just three days a week and soon may be available online only. So it is especially poignant for me – a career photojournalist and passionate advocate […]

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