last night changed everything.

  i’ve tried, countless times, to explain what it is like to be a mom to my teenager daughters. i try to tell them what it feels like when they walk out the front door. i tell them they are taking a part of my heart with them when they walk out that door. nothing…

why you should buy local

when one owns their own businesses, they shop for the things…they think we might like. i cannot imagine how stressful that must be…at first. i always try to buy local. one of my favorite places to shop is one of the three Leaf & Petal nurseries/gift shops in Birmingham, Alabama. i can now say, “i…

What do you say at a funeral?

“Rabbi Jonathan Miller of Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham, Alabama shares a recollection of ordinary people and his eulogies for them at the time of their death. ¬†The people remembered here were not famous. They were ordinary folks, like most of us. ¬†Brought together in a small Southern Jewish community, these ordinary people paint a pictures…

when all hope is lost…

remember that flowers can rise out of a wasteland. having depression is akin to drowning on the inside. reach for anything that can make it better, even if it is just a movie…so you can remember what it feels like to be the original you. a glimpse of the happier you will help you put…

Birmingham is becoming…cool.

the young have taken over Birmingham. a city that looked almost abandoned in 1993. Now there are amazing lofts, art galleries, locally owned restaurants…its awesome. i hope to shoot more. i took these from my car, with my iphone.