Overlooked in Oregon


As I approach a milestone birthday, I have been asked to reflect. What have I learned in four decades on the planet? How does it feel?

Unable to wrap my head around an answer, I often retreat and go play with the dog.

There have been many dogs in the Oregon chapter of my life. Once a week for the last five years, I have walked a shelter dog. Sometimes I will walk the same dog for months. Other times just once before they are adopted. Sometimes I just sit in a room while a nervous dog slowly learns that not all humans are scary after all.

I have come to appreciate this in between time with the dogs, showing them love even though their lives aren’t all figured out yet. I’m right there with you, buddies.

Overlooked in Portland

Overlooked in Portland

Happy Holidays

Overlooked in Portland

Pause, Play

When you type “S” and your phone autocompletes the words “Still at work,” it may be time to step back and make a change.

Here’s to healthy new beginnings.

Overlooked in Portland


In the fall of 2013, my husband and I drove cross country. We did not stop to visit any national parks, as all were temporarily closed due to a government shutdown.

This summer, we made plans to visit Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park. Then wildfires.

Despite the risk of smoky conditions and possible closures, we went, grateful to experience a place of such overwhelming beauty and reminded of the fragility of it all.


On September 14, the group exhibition Multiples will open at Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont. This will be Darkroom Gallery’s 99th exhibit, and will be on display through October 8. Images were selected by juror William Albert Allard, including my image above.

Looking forward to the show!


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