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Bad Weather and Good Friends at Tremont

Let’s face it, life dishes out the unexpected and undesired. A lot. The only thing we’re in control of is how we respond, right? I just returned from a whirlwind […]

Val in Real Life

Turning Misfortune into Opportunity: A Photographic Journey

Each April I return to the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont for the spring photography workshop led by the fabulous Bill Lea.¬†While it’s largely a family reunion for me […]


Postcards from Real Life: Small Worlds

Greetings from Craters of the Moon in Idaho. I’m posting entirely from my smartphone for the first time ever due to a case of no-signal-itis so today’s postcard will be […]

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