Friday, July 18, 2008


Hi. The letters in the title stand for "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" and it's a community service organization for photographers and a place for grieving parents to come together. The photographers give their services pro bono to families who have or will soon lose a new baby. As a photographer, I go to the hospital and take pictures of the baby, then send the family copies of the pictures so that they have a way to remember their precious child/ren. It has been very fulfilling and the families are incredibly grateful. We charge nothing for our time, skill or copy of the images. If you're a photographer who wants to give back in some way, consider doing this. It's completely voluntary and you do it as you can. You're not required to take any minimum number of sessions. It's an awesome way to give back to your community and I don't think you will be sorry. For more information, you can contact me or you may go to the website at

If you would like to see some of my pictures from these sessions, go to and click on the "Infant Remembrance Photography" gallery.

Blessings - B

Friday, June 16, 2006

Hi, World. Let's Get Our Feet Wet...

I'm posting and being random, per requests & instructions from my two youngest daughters, so that they may comment on my blog site.

I just read something that was very interesting to me. I'll quote ...

"An excuse is a well-planned lie.”

This could apply to any area of our lives, but the lady was asking as to whether we were interested in growing ourselves and our business. She also said,

*How badly do you want something?
*We have to get uncomfortable to get there. Look at your life...are you comfortable or are you getting out of your comfort zone?
*Are you growing or are you dying?

...A few questions for you to ponder today. She continues with...

“Think Big and Act Big” - Small thinking and small actions lead to being both broke and unfulfilled. Big thinking and big actions lead to having both money and meaning. The choice is yours!

Do one uncomfortable thing today. Step outside your box. Reach and dream BIG."

So ... there you go. Some random thoughts and suggestions (from someone else) to apply as you will. I do know that it works, though, to step out of your comfort zone and do what I call "stretching yourself". I've been rewarded each time I did this, whether it was with a feeling of satisfaction, making actual money or becoming a better person by the experience and lessons learned.

Have a wonderful weekend ... and do something to stretch yourself.

Signed, "Living my CITY LIFE"