Sunbaked and Peeling

This is how my skin feels if I don’t reapply my sunscreen throughout the day up in the desert mountains. Flagstaff, AZ.

Seriously, this visage is haunting. It is the first time I noticed it, too, maybe because the leaves are beginning to fall, so now it is not so hidden. Considering the fight over the San Francisco Peaks and the tradition of bigotry against the indigenous people of this region—and that tradition is going strong—haunting is appropriate.

Compromise is not a weakness!

Been working on a profile about my partner for work (NAU is featuring him because he is an amazing artist, he graduated with honors, and his life story is fascinating—whew—talk about a quintessentially American life). It’s not easy – I can only use about 700 words!

So my work has been on my mind today – and of course – the Democratic National Convention. Took a break and listened to Bill’s speech today – and man – the 90s were so good for me. So I listened to the DNC on my way home, and watched President Obama tonight.

Handsome, brilliant, eloquent. I want to see what can happen in the next four years.

First Family!

And the beautiful and determined Gabby Giffords. Oh!

Rainbow at Sunset

And a rainbow appeared before Michelle Obama spoke this evening . . .


Beauty abounds!

photo via cell phone and instagram

I’m kind of a tomboy now

Today S told me I look like Tinkerbell and a princess. Then she said, “I don’t want to be a princess. I want to be a knight. I’m kind of a tomboy now.”

She then assured me that it is still cool for me to be a princess even though she wants to be a knight.



The sun keeps finding ways to get to my feet.

Cell phone photo with Instagram.

Reading Between the Lines

Finding art in the every day sometimes requires looking deeply into the obvious.

Sun Faded and Glowing

Open the floodgates – the kids are back.

Flagstaff went from a quiet slow moving town to a giant traffic jam in one day.

NAU has officially begun classes. The wind picked up and it was a little chilly, too. Autumn is coming.

Everyone is busy, busy, busy.

The vibe in town today was slightly hostile – I sensed road rage.

The sign seems out of place – all bright and flashing on a faded, dusty side street – but I honestly wouldn’t have known that a restaurant was even there had I not been there once.


On my way to my place in Phoenix tonight.

First dinner (at home – wait, it’s not home, but it’s home), then, the road.