“Acts of Kindness”

I recently read that teachers in Connecticut schools are asking their students to do “26” acts of kindness during the month of December.  This is a beautiful tribute to the innocent children and teachers who lost their lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, CT.  Tomorrow (December 14th, 2015) is the third anniversary of the infamous day that shocked us all as a nation.  The season of grief for this event is still not over.  Yet, we are to acknowledge the parents, family members and teachers who pursue change in our society as the Sandy Hook Promise and change in our culture of kindness as a legacy of their beloved.    

As new playgrounds are built in the state of Connecticut, they are being named after the children and teachers who lost their lives during this tragedy.  I visited one in Watertown last June and it was a very moving and emotional experience.  I could not help but feel ache in my heart and can only imagine the loss, the sadness and grief that still exists in the community of Newtown every day.

To all the Sandy Hook Elementary school children and teachers that are not with us December 14th, 2015 – please know that we honor you all and we will never forget the gift and contribution of your lives.


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“Checkerboard Mesa”



Here is some interesting information from the Zion National Park website:  “Entering Zion National Park from the east entrance immediately reveals a colorful display of orange, brown and white slickrock that includes one of the parks landmarks, Checkerboard Mesa. The majestic criss-crossed mountain appears as a massive hill towering 900 feet above the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and resembles a giant, extended chess or checkerboard.  The left to right deep scratches are due to a north to south wind direction while the vertical cracks are a result of weathering, a cycle of freezing and thawing.”


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“Peak Experience”


I am constantly amazed by the beauty of the mountains and the constant change that occurs with the interplay of light and weather throughout the day.  Moments of brilliance are spontaneous in nature and the keen eye can capture these as internal memories or photographic art.

“It is the unexpected, hit or miss impulse.

These strange accidents, this surrealistic serendipity, 

out of which great photographs are born.”

~Carolyn Kenmore

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“Silent Night, Holy Night”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  
May 2016 provide new insights toward inner peace.
May 2016 provide a new experience of national peace and global unity.

“Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin Mother and Child, holy
Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.
Silent night, holy night, shepherds quake at the sight,
Glories stream from heaven afar, heavenly hosts sing
Christ the Saviour is born,
Christ the Saviour is born.
Silent night, holy night,
Son of God, love’s pure light,
Radiant beams from
Thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.
Silent night, holy night, wondrous star, lend thy light;
With the angels let us sing,
Alleluia to our King.
Christ the Saviour is born,
                                                                                   Christ the Saviour is born.”                                                 ~The Temptations

Photographs:  This is a series of stars and star trails – Zion National Park

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