The Value of an Image

Value of an Image - Val in Real Life

What is the value of a photograph? In the digital age, unauthorized use of an image doesn’t seem like a big deal. It’s just pixels, right? No, it isn’t. What gives an image value? What would you pay for art to hang on your wall? An image that brings peace, inspiration, or beauty into your life? You wouldn’t walk into a store, …

2014: Real Adventure. Real Life.

Seems it’s that time again… to review one year before beginning another. With the 2015 calendar staring at us and inspiring introspection, I marvel at what 2014 held for me as well as my boys. 2014 Recap… Overall, 2014 was a year that began in lots of excitement but ended on a mellow note. The bulk of our adventures were …

Connecting: Travel, Life, & Social Media

We’re all learning to navigate this modern, hyper-connected world. As a forty-something, I’m in that category of people who didn’t grow up with the internet and social media but have had to embrace it as it has come. And now I find myself deeply intertwined with it, not only as part of my life, but also as a crucial part …

Geowoodstock to TBEX: Where in the world is Val in Real Life?

Oh I bet you thought we fell off the map but you’re not rid of us that easily. Amidst chronicling George’s Birthday Adventure for you, we got epically busy preparing the Suburban Golf Course Hell house for market. With a crushing (and I do mean crushing…so very soul-crushing) amount of work on the house and getting ready for our Geowoodstock …

Seeds of a Road Trip

So obviously I haven’t completed the tales of our last three months of adventures, but that’s because we’re so busy having them. That’s certainly a good thing. I figure I’ll catch up eventually and if I don’t…well, that just means we have our priorities straight and having a grand old time here. Just to give you an idea, here’s some …