A Closed Door Is An Invitation

I won't let a closed door hinder me. I'll take aim for a photo opp instead.

Being There Isn’t the Only Reward

The rewards of photography include those unexpected glimpses into others' lives.

Into the Depths and Beyond

You can't go much deeper than the magical Sacred Blue Cenote in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.

Descent from the Pinnacles

The way down can be more difficult than the way up, especially in Big Bend.

A Fortress in Yellow along the Convent Route

One fortress meets another, in a time-honored tale of conquest in Yucatán—from my Mission: Mexico journey.

Where You Can Become Immersed in Texture

A photo essay shows the visual feast of texture and color that's ripe for photo immersion across the border.

When Time Stopped in Izamal

The story is told in pictures of an all-yellow city in Mexico's Yucatan that takes you back into a mysterious past.

Bring On The Heat, Austin!

There are some tried-and-true ways to put the summer heat behind you: the methods are shared in photos.

Why I Can’t Resist a Window

Windows and doors are irresistible to me. They offer enough symbolism to crank up anyone’s creative engine.

A Monument to the Ghosts of Terlingua

In Terlingua, Texas, a tiny ghost town along the Mexico border, an historic cemetery serves as a monument to former miners felled by harsh working conditions.

On the Edge of Two Worlds

In Yucatán, there's a tiny Mexican town whose contemporary roots are never far from its Mayan past.

Life on the Street in Color

A photo gallery shows that street life in Mexico can get pretty colorful behind a cloak of stillness.

Watering the Desert: Reflections as Distortions

Reflections of the vast brown Chihuahuan desert that surrounds a vivid green church in a tiny Mexican village are distorted by more than sundown.

The Challenge Comes With A Risk: Print, Or Paint?

As a photographer who paints, and a painter who photographs, there's a challenge and a risk I'm often faced with: Print, or Paint?

Snowed Under in Seco

Beneath a blanket of snow in Arroyo Seco, there must be a story to go with a small and lonely child’s grave marker at La Santisima Trinidad mission church. There's a peacefulness to the tiny cross, bravely making its mark alone in the snow, that comes with a sorrowful implication of a cold white blanket... Continue Reading →

Finding Wisdom Along the Mayan Path

Discovered: a generation strengthened by sisterhood along the Mayan path.

How Can We Overcome Barriers to Creativity?

We think of barriers quite literally, as physical obstacles in our paths. But barriers can be much more debilitating to our creativity when we impose them upon ourselves. "As long as more walls still stand...We’ll need more of you, young people, who imagine the world as it should be; who knock down walls; who knock... Continue Reading →

Terlingua Ghosts

There's a tiny speck of a town in Texas along the Mexico border that ensnares most visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park for at least an afternoon. Its curious origins, quasi-historic status and the dusty faded remnants of its former mining life under a brutal desert sun attract the odd hiker, the off-the-beaten path... Continue Reading →

I Wanted to Be a Nun. Here’s Why.

You can't escape your roots. In my paintings, photographs and calligraphy, the artful elements of my Catholic upbringing have made their mark on me.

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