Saturday, September 24, 2011

Failure and Freedom

When you think about it people who are famous, and succeed in sports, essentially do the same thing over and over again.

Put one step in front of another.  Shoot the ball in the goal. 

 

Would you really know your destiny if you are persistent in the same thing?

Or should you take a hint and do something else?

 

If I knew being an adult meant being more scared of the world, I'd have just stayed naive.

How do you cut the ties that bind?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Palmdale Mountains




The beautiful rock formations of Palmdale :) I heard Winona Ryder climbed one of these (Star Trek, 2009)

Santa Barbara




Testing my Lumix in Santa Barbara, CA (clearly I need practice)
These pictures have not been altered :)

Photo's from Francisco's (nuts, i want more caramel nuts!!), Carpinteria, the Santa Barbara Farmer's market, and Mission.

The yellow raspberries were amazing! Better than the red!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What Today is for the Rest of the World

As people continue to fight for freedom in other countries, the US grieves for its loss of innocence on this day.

I vividly recall my bewilderment that day:

I've never seen my dad cry before. 

He was furtively wiping tears from his face, recalling his friends that worked in the Towers as we watched it burn from half a world away.  It looked like a bad movie special effect, only this was real.

It is shameful, but it's true: My only thought that day was that I'm glad my dad was home after 8 years of living in New York.

I can't pretend to know how Americans are feeling, however - I'll offer to hold your hand in respect and silence.

I'll never forget too.

Monday, September 5, 2011