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Photography: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Photography: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the highlights of any visit to Yellowstone National Park. Last month, after too many years away (my 12-hour overnight visit to the park a few years ago to retrieve an injured child doesn’t count), I was able to spend several days camping, hiking and photographing bothContinue Reading

Photography: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Photography: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the highlights of any visit to Yellowstone National Park. Last month, after too many years away (my 12-hour overnight visit to the park a few years ago to retrieve an injured child doesn’t count), I was able to spend several days camping, hiking and photographing both…

Using Good-Better-Best to Double Your Productivity

Using Good-Better-Best to Double Your Productivity

Who doesn’t want to get more done with less stress? I was going to write a great post today about learning to prioritize. One of the keys to being organized and productive is figuring out what’s worth doing and what needs to be delegated, deferred or just dumped.One great way to do this–and a method…

How to Be a Business Networking Superstar

How to Be a Business Networking Superstar

Gaining (and retaining) clients is the goal of every business. Networking, whether at a formal event like a “Business after Hours,” or at less formal event like informational seminars or trade shows, is a great way to meet new business connections and find potential clients. But networking doesn’t come easy to everyone. Some people seem…

A Clean Home is a Happy Home: 5 Family Home Cleaning Tips

A Clean Home is a Happy Home: 5 Family Home Cleaning Tips

When it comes to cleaning, no one wants it to take all day. Having a plan and a few simple tricks can make all of the difference. Consider following the suggestions below to clean fast and efficient.   Planning If you plan which room to begin and the steps it will take for each room,…

Seven Essential Photography Programs

Seven Essential Photography Programs

Though I have been a photographer since well before the digital age, I cannot imagine doing my job without photography software.  Even before the popularity and affordable availability of digital cameras, I was scanning and manipulating photographs on my computer. While I have used and experimented with many different photography programs over the years, these…

The Benefits of Herbal Medicine in Emergencies

The Benefits of Herbal Medicine in Emergencies

Herbs have been used for thousands of years to cure diseases, injuries, as food for emergencies and life saving medical treatments. Herbs are not used as often nowadays as medical treatments continue to advance. However, many herbal medications can be very beneficial, especially in emergency situations when conventional medicine might not be available. Herbs and…

A Bird in the Hand — Bird Photography

A Bird in the Hand — Bird Photography

I love bird photography. Animals are some of my favorite subjects, especially when I find them in the wild, but birds have always fascinated me. I don’t know whether it is the wonder of their flight and the yearning to be free and soar above the earth, to see the world from a bird’s eye…

Living in the Millennium–Book Review

Living in the Millennium–Book Review

Living in the Millennium by Robert L. Millet is a well-researched commentary on life at the Second Coming. I have spent so many years hearing and reading about the last days—the time leading up to the millennium—that I have never really stopped to think what it would like when we finally got to it. Other…

Are You a Modern Pioneer?

Are You a Modern Pioneer?

I admit. I am still in pioneer mode. Our pioneer trek was only a few short weeks ago and since I am still working on editing the pictures and creating a video, it’s frequently on my mind. And today I’ve been asked to speak in church about family history, so it’s been even more on…

Sunrise Photography at Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park

Sunrise Photography at Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park

One of my summer photography goals this year was to get out and do some night photography and some sunrise photography. When we decided to make a trip to Grand Teton National Park this summer, I got my wish. Our first night camping at Grand Teton (by the way, I highly recommend the tent cabins at…

Go To College Debt Free

Go To College Debt Free

It’s back-to-school time and this year we have a high school senior and a high school junior. That means we’re in the middle of college planning—and soon college applications. And this year our college plans including figuring out how to send our kids to college debt free. We’re not new to this. We’ve already sent…

How to Go Back to School on a Budget

How to Go Back to School on a Budget

Happy back-to-school! I don’t know what time it is at your house, but at my house August means back to school. With one of our school districts having the ridiculously early start date of August 5th, our back-to-school preparations are in high gear. I have two high school students this year–and I’ll readily admit that I’m…