Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

I have been blogging about 12 years, although I don’t have all the posts from all those years. I do have some and I found this post today from around Memorial Day in 2014 while looking for another post. I thought I’d share it here again today and maybe share some of my past posts …

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I wouldn’t exactly say my parents encouraged me to go into journalism, but when I decided that would be my major in college, they didn’t fight it – too much anyhow. “It’s a pretty tough job, you know,” my dad said. And he was right. Fourteen years later I can definitely understand how some who …

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In the last several months I’ve cut way back on social media and found myself very lonely. The loneliness sometimes leads to depression, which isn’t good, but what is good is the fact I’m now back into reading and writing. I find I now look forward to bedtime, not because I have time to mindlessly …

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This year there was no snow to make the truck slide but there was mud so the star was walked up the hill, instead of driven, to the end of the field and edge of the woods, by the father and son while the grandfather prepared to make the Star bright. This year there were …

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I’ll confess! Turn off the interrogation lights! This week I logged on to Facebook, briefly breaking my 30-day detox. I know. I’m a total fraud. But, wait! Let me explain. Here is how it all started: without logging onto Facebook, I looked at the Today Show Parenting Team’s Facebook page this week, out of curiosity, …

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A photographer asked a question in a Facebook group I’m in, sometime last year, about how to get better at varying her perspectives for her photos. So I told her: “Try it all. Go high. Go low. Shoot between. Climb on chairs… move back, move close. Think what will help capture the moment the best. …

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We waited for it patiently and that patience finally paid off this past week when the leaves on our trees finally changed from dreary brown to bright yellow and then scattered the ground, creating a blanket of bright for us to walk in and inspect. My daughter and I spent part of a day picking …

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So many people want to be a photographer but are stuck on the idea the photo has to be technically perfect. They want their child to sit just right or the light to hit just so or the moment to be simply perfect and if they can’t do that then forget it – the photo …

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One day last month God told me (in so many ways and with various hints) that I needed to go to my war room and pray about all that has been leaving me stressed and tied up in knots inside. The problem was, I didn’t have a war room. I’d never established one. For anyone …

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