Creating Work I Love

August 12, 2010


Like many people, I lost my job over a year ago and I haven’t had any luck finding a new one. In the big, cosmic picture, it was the best thing that could have happened to me. It was the wrong place, at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing. The fact that it’s been so tough to find a job further convinced me that I was going in the wrong direction.

Ramadan Series Part 1: From the beginning

August 11, 2010


PLEASE NOTE:  I started this project last year, and will continue to this project for the 2010 Ramadan.  Below are some of my reflections, observations, and experiences.  I welcome positive comments, clarifications, and experiences.  If you have any questions about Ramadan, please feel free to ask.  I will do my best to answer them.  Ramadan […]

The Believer – Interview with Michael Silverblatt

July 20, 2010


I just came across this wonderful interview with Michael Silverblatt, host of Bookworm on KCRW.   I love his honesty, vulnerability, and lack of pretense.  Someone like Micheal Silverblatt reinforces the idea that one need only be true to his/her own vision and voice to be successful.  Well, add strong doses of confidence, confidence that […]

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July 19, 2010


Mabruk translates to “congratulations” in English.  I had the pleasure to experience quite a few things that call for a round of congratulations.   Friday, I photographed my friend Melody’s wedding.  The ceremony was at City Hall, the reception at an amazing SOMA Cuban restaurant. After a long battle to bring her now husband to the […]

Sidewalk gardens and other delights

July 6, 2010


When I realized we needed a few things from Trader Joe’s, I decided to walk there.   With a couple shopping bags and my Lumix, I set off through Russian Hill.   With the neighborhood criss-crossed with sites and attractions  like the cable car lines, Grace Cathederal, and Lombard Street, you’ll find tourists in the more quiet places […]

The World is Conspiring in my Favor

June 25, 2010


Last week, I had one of those perfectly perfect San Francisco days.   I made plans with some of my girlfriends to meet in Hayes Valley at Patricia’s Green, the park that sits at the end of the new Octavia off-ramp.   A few days earlier, I became enchanted when the 21 Hayes took my by the […]

A rose is a rose is a rose.

June 22, 2010


Gertrude Stein never tired of saying their name, I never tire of enjoying their beauty.  I’ve been collecting random shots I’ve taken around Nob Hill over the past couple weeks.  The season of roses blooming is coming to a close; I’ll miss the roses when their gone for the year.  There’s nothing I love more than […]