i’m a writer living near the oregon coast with my husband charlie, a photographer, and our daughter jameson. when we’re not being total homebodies, we’re roaming the outdoors with jameson and our dog buddy. i started this blog after charlie and i got married in 2012 because i wanted a place to capture all the wonderful bits and pieces of our lives together, and also, after nearly a decade as a professional journalist and delving into other people’s stories, i wanted a place for my own thoughts and adventures.
frequently asked questions:
do you hate acronyms, as in FAQ? yes
are you an admitted over-user of the exclamation point? yes!
you’re a writer, how does being married to a photographer change your perspective? that is a really great question. i’ve always been drawn to photographers and the way they see the world, i love how you never know what’s going to come out of their cameras, and it’s always distinctive, like a signature. i consider myself lucky that I get to learn so much from the love of my life.
are you really from a family of 15? yes, and no we’re not mormon or catholic (not that there’s anything wrong with that) and yes, my parents “must have really liked each other.” my dad is from a big (english, german) family while my mom is from a small family that immigrated here from romania. my best guess for why she wanted so many kids is that she wanted to fill her home with equal parts craziness and happiness. our ages range over three decades and we are each completely unique (there’s a nurse, two marines, a few loggers, a church secretary, a water treatment plant manager, etc.) but if you saw us all together you’d probably be blinded by our similarities (as my husband was, when he first met everyone).
do you take all your photos? i take a bulk of the photos you see here. some of the photos of me are taken by charlie, while a tripod is used for others.
why do you write in lowercase all the time? ah, yes, this has been a source of frustration for my writer friends. i don’t really know when this started, maybe it has something to do with being a professional writer. this is my little way of rebelling in my free time (i know, total nerd).
don’t you think you love the color seafoam green a little too much? i’m not sure i understand the question.