I met Jerry McKay (JAM), a member of the Visual Art League, in the first member meeting I attended. She was very instrumental in explaining how art submissions work and it’s because of her I hit the ground running. JAM has an art piece in the Day of the Dead exhibit that is on display now through November 27th. I got to ask JAM about the piece. It’s a very touching and relatable story. She agreed to share the story in my blog, along with her art piece. Continue reading Meet Guest Blogger, Jerry McKay, a member of the Visual Art League of Lewisville
I recently purchased a little red autograph book from Curiosities in Dallas. It belonged to an 8th grader named Ramona Holmes who lived in Paris, Texas in 1946.
I’ve spent some late nights researching the people and places referenced in the book. I was also able to cajole my friend Tore into a day trip to Paris for further research.
This post focuses on a favorite teacher…. Continue reading 8th Grade Autograph Book from 1946 – Paris, Texas: Part 2
Sherman, Texas has a mall. If you live in the DFW metroplex I would hazard to guess you were not aware of this detail. I certainly wasn’t until recently. On a whim my friend Tore and I packed our cameras … Continue reading An afternoon at Midway Mall
I joined a Facebook group a few months ago, “Collin Creek Mall: An era gone by”. It’s a place for discussion of a mall in Plano, Texas that has been slowly dying. But all is not lost or forgotten. There’s … Continue reading Farewell Party for Collin Creek Mall
Sears is dying. Some may argue Sears has been dying for years. But in Frisco, Texas, the Sears store at Stonebriar Mall is indeed closing its doors. I thought it would be appropriate to pay my last respects to the … Continue reading Sears is dying
My friend and I were driving through a parking lot when I spotted a woman wearing a familiar striped garment. I still have mine tucked away. The evening of the car accident 3 years ago— there was a couple that … Continue reading Guardian Angels
Today is an anniversary tribute to Kibbles Anthony Lisieux Holguin. While I have a lot going on at work and home, this day cannot end without a simple blog in her honor. She was a princess, after all. 2011 … Continue reading Kibbles Holguin
I stopped by the old office building one last time. The movers were removing the last items from my office. They informed me my desk was already at the new location. One of the movers commented that I looked sad … Continue reading Last day at the office. Part 4
Cleaning my office was like an archeological dig. I uncovered layers that represented different positions and responsibilities I’ve had over the years. I took the opportunity to purge most everything that wasn’t necessary. But before I did I took photos. … Continue reading Last day at the office. Part 3
The memories are deep in the crevices of these walls that made up our office. While faces have come and gone— many of us remaining have been here for at least a decade. And for those that are newer, we … Continue reading Last days at the office. Part 2
To keep myself entertained and practice my photography skills, I used to publish a series of blog posts, called Random Object Wednesday (ROW). My friends would lend me an item to be photographed in an unusual or creative way. I … Continue reading Crocheted Bookmarks
I’m at a loss for words on how to properly introduce today’s guest blogger. She’s the mother of my friend, Alana Jenkins, whom I met a few years ago in dance class. Pamela is a very thoughtful and generous person. I’m very grateful she took the time to share her touching story. What motivates you, Pamela Jenkins? I learned to crochet when I was about six years old. My grandmother taught me how to hold the crochet yarn and hook, and to make a simple chain of loops. I remember tying one end of the chain to a bedroom doorknob, … Continue reading What motivates you, Pamela?
A coworker recently experienced a house fire. Everyone escaped without injury. My friend and I joined the group of volunteers to help with the Rescue-Retrieval Mission. We helped salvage the few belongings that could be saved— clothes, kitchenware and a … Continue reading House Fire
If you missed Part 1 or want to enjoy it again, click here. It was a rough weekend for the community. Family and friends gathered to bury not four, but five of their neighbors. The most recent loss was Beatrice … Continue reading Murder Mystery: Part 2
Four deceased bodies were recovered on Electronic Lane in one week. A dragonfly and butterfly were found on Tuesday. Three days later, two beetles were discovered on the same street. Their bodies were in pristine condition. Here are exclusive photos … Continue reading Murder Mystery (A fictional story)
This week’s excitement: I waded in a marsh with my new snake boots. I loved the sound of the water as I walked. The tall grasses attracted dragonflies and bees. It was such a fun moment, I took a selfie… … Continue reading My worst fear…and more!
This project started last summer. I wrote part of the poem and posted it along with a photo of the dead pen to Facebook. My friend Tore took the poem and expanded it with additional lines. The poem was too … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: A Tribute to a Red Pen
For two weeks I’ve been writing a blog in my head to mark this 2 year anniversary. I have plenty of anger filled words. But that … Continue reading 2 Year Anniversary.