Are We Over Sharing?

Imagine this: You are sitting in a restaurant  and a complete stranger comes up to you says, “Oh I just wanted to wish your two kids (they name them by name) a Happy Birthday last week.  Oh, and since I’m here, how is that new job that you just got hired to?  Did you actually drink that margarita while hiding in the bathroom from your kids?” Now, what if this stranger tells you that they learned everything from your Twitter and Instagram account?  Everything that they ever needed to know was right there for the picking. I don’t know about you, but that is a scary situation. This is something that we have to take seriously and think about before we post that picture or share that tweet. And believe me, I get it.  We’re bloggers.  We do write about our personal lives to connect with one another.   We want to appear relatable and personable to our readers out there–to other bloggers out there.  We want others to see that they are not alone in their journey of life, no matter where they are.   But there is a line that we have to try not to cross.   Everything that we say online is public and it’s written in ink. Click To Tweet We’ve all done it, but knowing what we know these days about technology we need to ask ourselves:     Deep down, we’re concerned about the privacy of our children, or what we write about our significant other.  After all, anything and everything we do is traceable back to our real lives off the internet.   If this is...

Like A Submarine

this submarine was created by welder who had not previous experience in shipbuilding. However, he wanted to raise a sunken Cruise ship. He tested the submarine and successfully raised many small wrecks. But during one storm, the submarine broke loose and was shipwrecked in it’s current location.

Life Through My Lens Thursday: Week 15

This week, I didn’t get a chance to do much with Linus, so here is a quick snapshot to what I’ve been working on.  Nothing fancy, but I’m working on getting my characters to have more eye contact.   I can’t help it but I love having them out in the “grass.”  Also, I’ve been wondering if I should keep my LTML on my blog or if I should move it to my facebook page.  I don’t know how you guys would feel or think about that, so I created a quick poll.   I think it works either or, but I’m sensing that I’m leaning more into thinking kind of posts, and Linus well….I love him, but I think he either needs his own space from BWN or I need to put him on my FB page instead.  I’m really loving toy photography though.  So, I just want to know your thoughts. Where should life Through My Lens...
Loosing Empathy

Loosing Empathy

What struck me was that she’s asking me to have consideration for others while screaming over a crying infant who I was changing.

All through the web, and when I open the Bible, I’m reminded that our words can tear a person down our build them up. I am reminded of the power of our words.

We throw out phrases like: consideration, sympathy, empathy, but I sense these are just key words. Words that we have to remember without actually exercising their meaning.

Life Through My Lens Thursday – Week 14: Just Watching

This week on Life Through My Lens Thursday, we find Linus laying down in the grass, and watching.  But what is he looking at?  Let’s find out! ***   It was a quiet afternoon and Linus wanted to spend some time outside.  So he did.    Sally saw Linus laying on the ground and asked him, “Hey Linus, what are you doing?”      Linus points to the sky and said, “I’m trying to find out how many clouds looks like elephants.”   “Elephants? Why Elephants?” Sally asked.  “Well, their pretty big on the ground so they have to be pretty big in this sky.” Linus responded.   That made perfect sense to Sally, so she laid down next to him and looked up at the clouds.   Snoopy walked by and noticed Linus and Sally laying down.  Before he could ask what they were doing they both said:   “We’re trying to count how many elephant clouds are in the in the sky.”       Snoopy laid down next to them, for he liked counting, clouds and elephants.  But the best part of all, he was able to do all is favorite things with his friends. For the rest of the day, the laid on the grass looking up at the sky. Just watching the clouds pass by.     Life Through My Lens Thursday Photography Challenge is my take on a Project 52.  I chose one object – Linus – and decided to photograph him using different themes and techniques.  Other times, I’ll make a story out of the photographs that I take.  To see the beginning of my challenge,...