Friday, May 8, 2015

I've Moved and Migrated to another Blog Site. Can't wait to see you there!

My new website is live!!

Please join me at for musings about my projects like Beauty and Wisdom, Ladies of the Valley and more!  I am so excited to share all that is unfolding in the world of photography and photojournalism!!  So please meet me over there and I will see you there!

Be Brave, Be Strong, Be YOU!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Social Media for Seniors

This Is How it Works: Social Media Tips for Seniors

Seniors are one of the fastest growing groups on social media (websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin). They are realizing that social media can be a great tool for staying in contact with family and friends, sharing photos, and sharing their ideas. If you are a senior who has been debating whether or not to start using social media, never say never.
senior-social-mediaMashable released an article about Anna Stoehr, a 113 year old woman who recently started an account on Facebook. She was trying to sign up before her birthday so that she could get some happy birthday posts from family members, but there was a problem. When she signed up she found that Facebook wouldn’t let her enter her true age in, so she had to change it to the spry age of 99 to get her account rolling.
The internet can be a tricky place to navigate, with some interesting rules that are supposed to be followed. Don’t let that deter you though. It is completely possible for anyone to figure out if they have the patience, or especially some help.

Please read the rest of this article by clicking HERE

Thank you to Kathryn Auerbach for inviting me to participate in such an important article about and for seniors!!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

People Will Talk!

People will talk!  And we certainly hope so.  There's so much to say, so much to share so I hope you are getting ready to share your experiences, your stories, your wisdom as we create a new and more beautiful than before platform for you!  This year we're breaking molds, getting uncomfortably out there, going to be seen, naked, naked? well you know, no holding back.  You know the feeling - like an "old fashioned" record player, victrola, stereo needle gets stuck in the groove? Well, we're moving it on over!   Wow, can I take this back?  Nooooooo!!!!    See, and I mean, SEE you soon!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Please stay tuned!  I am so excited! We are constructing a new website, and reconstructing our blog!  We're going to have videos, resources, photography, guest posts and oh so much more!

Beauty and Wisdom is expanding!!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Peggy, beautiful and wise then, beautiful and wise now.

 One of the things I love about my work is that it connects me with other people and their
stories and memories of their grandmothers, mothers, friends, aunts and whoever has touched
their lives.  I had the pleasure of meeting Peter through one of the recently published 
articles about Beauty and Wisdom and offered to share his mom with the viewers and readers
of the Beauty and Wisdom blog. 
This is Peggy from her wedding  day in 1957.  She never had any wedding photos until her son
Peter, found a box of slides in the basement that she had never seen. They were too poor to
afford a photographer, but someone had taken photos and they were forgotten.
Peter's father passed before ever seeing these.
 This is Peggy now in a photo taken at Peter's wedding in may.  Peter pointed out that 
his mom was the one smiling.... but it was obvious that this was the same woman 
from the earlier picture, with the same spirit, same smile.... beautiful... and wise.
Thank you Peter for sharing your mum with us!! 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

83 and flying high!!!

This is my very good friend's mom, Aliene, 83 who just did a bungy jump in Oregon.   EIGHTY-THREE!!!!   Now that's amazing and so is she.  Kudos Aliene!  Thank you for being a wonderful inspiration.

Obviously , we all don't have to bungy jump to be brave. However, Aliene definitely reminds us that bravery and courage is still part of our being at every age.

Rock on Aliene!!