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Covering conference costs

My travel for work often involves a four-word question with a one-word answer. As in, somebody asks me “Who’s sending you here?”, and I reply by saying “me.” 389 more words


Oaxaca Painting Redux

I’m still compelled to make paintings depicting life in Oaxaca, Mexico where I lived for close to ten years. This is a scene from the Panteón de Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca, painted from a photo I took on October 31, 2015. 122 more words

Steve Lafler

4 St. Paddy's Day Celebrations in the 412

Pittsburgh is known for throwing the second largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in the entire country for a reason. From the parade, to the food it’s hard not to have a good time come March 17th, 2018. 367 more words

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7 Tips for a Lasting Relationship

Sometimes relationships can seem mystical. The way you meet, the weird quirks that spark that initial flame, and why some couples break up while others stay together can be difficult to process and apply to your own life. 1,282 more words



Another series
binged upon in gross amounts,
ended. What is next?

My Poems/Mis Poemas

Pink Shirt Day

Today is #PinkShirtDay.

82% of LGBTQ youth have a first hand experience with bullying and that is NOT okay.

If you hear it, stop it. 80 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge - a Face in the Crowd

There is a theory that says every snowflake is different – not as if we could ever compare every snowflakes to each other… The same can be said about every Face in the Crowd – each unique even though it is said we all have doppelgangers out there! 27 more words