Dancing with my Hair Down

When I was small, I danced for hours in the foyer of my house. Most of the house was carpeted, including the kitchen and two bathrooms, but not in this white square speckled with black dots. It was years before tile would replace some of that carpet. In the meantime, that 12 x 12 square feet of … Continue reading Dancing with my Hair Down

Connecting Moments and Neurons in the Digital Age

Recently, I listened to an interview on NPR called, "How To Stay Afloat In Your Infinite Stream Of Photos." If you feel buried in photos like I do, you may find these tips useful: Thoughtfulness. When "making" photos, be thoughtful and mindful. Notice how I did not say "taking." We make photos: we see the … Continue reading Connecting Moments and Neurons in the Digital Age

Once, I lived in Isla Vista

As a college student I never would have believed that a mass shooting in Isla Vista would prompt me to write this post. Of course, we had no social media back then. UCSB is my alma mater and I lived in Isla Vista, or IV as we called it, for three years as an undergraduate. … Continue reading Once, I lived in Isla Vista

Filled with Hope (A Photo Journal)

"Mom, my boots are waterproof so no mud will seep through," my son said from the back seat of the car. "My shoes are full of holes," Dad offered. "I know of some great, cheap shoes from Costco. We'll get you some tomorrow," I said, trying to console. "A lot of good that does me … Continue reading Filled with Hope (A Photo Journal)

A Journey by Boat – Friday Fictioneers – 09/13/13

This week's Friday Fictioneers is based on the story of my grandparents, whom I never met. My father is the youngest in this story. Thank you Rochelle for leading our group. Find more stories from the Fictioneers here. Biography: 100 words Copyright – Jan Wayne Field A Journey by Boat Melchior, a carpenter, couldn't have … Continue reading A Journey by Boat – Friday Fictioneers – 09/13/13

In the Words of a Child (June 2013)

This weekend we had temperatures breaking all the records. It was as hot as 111 degrees today. When I walked outside, I felt like I was cooking. At a time like this, it's even too hot to eat. Kids, it looks like we're having popsicles for dinner. It's been some time since I wrote about … Continue reading In the Words of a Child (June 2013)

The Wave – Friday Fictioneers – 01/25/13

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, courtesy of our gracious host Rochelle. Thank you to Renee Homan Heath for the beautiful photo. I pared this down from 160 word, so here's what I have. Click here for more stories from the Fictioneers.   Copyright-Renee Homan Heath A splash hits our knees, spraying salt water in our … Continue reading The Wave – Friday Fictioneers – 01/25/13