Next Up: Loving

101 Books

Let’s get this out of the way:

I have no idea who Henry Green is, and I have never heard of his novel, Loving.

What kind of a name is Loving for a novel anyway? Was Seeing or Being or Doing unavailable? Maybe I’ll understand soon enough.

To help me, and maybe you, get started figuring out what the fuss is about Loving and Henry Green, let’s look at some quick facts about the novel:

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Fingerprints Part 9 — Life’s a Beach

Ohm Sweet Ohm

This is the ninth part of a series. Click here to catch up on previous entries.

Yes, Sagittarius, this is a good moment to abandon old beliefs and moral values. Your view of life has changed and, above all, you’re more aware of how your outdated, preconceived ideas sometimes poison your life. The past no longer concerns you. It’s time for you to make a clean break from the beliefs that are holding you back. You might shock your family, but they’ll get over it.
—My recent Daily Horoscope

The Lioness (TL) and I were married in a simple evening ceremony presided over by Pastor G in the church that my family regularly attended. In addition to our families, TL’s college roommate/sorority sister and some friends attended the event as well as a handful of my fraternity brothers. We spent our Wedding Night in a room at the Pier…

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Photography 101: The Rules and Elements of Composition

The Daily Post

Recently, photographer Wenjie Zhang introduced us to the fundamentals of light. Let’s continue our journey through the Photography 101 series and move on to composition. For the next few installments, photographer (and active Daily Post participant) Jeff Sinon takes the reins. Here in part one, he introduces some of the “rules” and elements of composition, and in part two, he’ll offer insights and tips on how to find the best shot.

Jeff illustrates his points with stunning landscapes and nature scenes he’s captured, taken mainly with his Canon 7D, but you can apply his techniques to your own images, no matter your camera or subject matter. Let’s go!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

Ohm Sweet Ohm

“No matter where you are (and where you’ve been), I’m certain you’ve stumbled upon something extraordinary: a place that blows your mind; a work of art or object that speaks to you; or even a location or scene that’s special, unusual, or even magical in some way.”
—WordPress Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This is a no-brainer for this photographer: I work on a masterpiece and I love taking photos of it. I am speaking about the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Camera+ app, edited in Snapseed.

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Sailing Stripes

Truth and Cake

One of my goals this summer is to make space for things I’ve been wanting to do for a while, those fun “back burner” aspirations. So, when a friend suggested my husband and I take sailing classes with him, we said, “Sure!” It’s one of those things that’s been on the backburner list for ages. What a fun, carefree, summery thing to do.
Except….after our first classroom session, I was ready to call it quits. Knots and wind direction and buoys and tide charts (all presented in the dryest possible way)–this was not how I imagined spending my free time. I was cross-eyed with boredom.
I wanted to wear gold J. Crew boat shoes and striped shirts and effortlessly slice through a calm sea while sipping on a mai tai. I wanted all of the charts and tables and diagrams to enter my brain through osmosis. I wanted…

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