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My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Reconcile

 John Lennon and Paul McCartney broke up bitterly.  It had been coming for some time.  When Hey Jude was written, the breakup was already in motion I think.  So this isn’t about their reconciliation.  It’s about Paul asking John’s son to be willing to reconcile with John’s new wife.  But if Paul had that in … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Outsider

To begin as an outsider doesn’t mean to end as one.  I stood on the outside of the singing square, uncertain and unsure of my place.  Though the music I slowly found my spot and my space in the tapestry of sound.  Once an outsider, now a part of the whole.  

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Prepare

Advent is waiting, preparing.  Some of that is quiet and still.  But sometimes preparing is action.  Is movement.  Sometimes the acts of preparation become as joyful as the event itself. It looks like a simple picture.  A man changing a tire.  But it’s more.  It’s Mr. Man at Roll the Bones preparing my bike for … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent,

A moment before.  Breath held in anticipation.  Preparing to move, to leap, to fly.  Don’t tell the airplane it’s a toy and watch it take off. This picture was taken at the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, TX last year at the Sidecar Soiree.  

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Journey

The symbolic beginning of all my adventures.  All my wandering.  When Diva and I embarked on our Great RT 66 Roadtrip in 2009 we didn’t actually get a picture of the start  sign in Chicago.  We were too focused on navigating out way out of Chicago in morning rush hour.  However, this last summer during … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Peace

This picture captures one of the best afternoons on my Rock Hall trip.  We were in Chicago and had taken a Lyft down to the Art Institute.  We came upon this beautiful shaded fountain and spent the afternoon watching the water and being with each other.  The sound of the water.  The sound of our … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Messenger

Divine Messengers show up in the bible as flashy angels.  Messengers show up in our lives in different ways.  In quieter ways most of the time.  Sometimes though, the world does provide us with trancendent messengers.  When I visted the Rock Hall this summer, I had the opportunity to sit with the spirit and memory … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Remember

So there I am scrolling through my pictures from this last year for this project when I see it.  Such a gut punch, just like the first time I saw it.  David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit.  And man, I immediately remembered. I remembered the shock of loosing David Bowie.  I remember how he influenced me, … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Longing

Sidecar Adventures and the Diva.  We’ve been friends since we were eleven years old. I love this woman.  I love her unashamedly, unabashedly and with no reservations.  The fact that she isn’t the person I married doesn’t lessen the validity of our relationship or our feelings for each other.  Love is love. I live in … Continue reading

My Life in Pictures: Reflecting on Advent, Star

What do stars do? They shine. They light our way. They guide. This picture is literally, stars spread out over my work surface as I put together favors for the yearly all women’s campout I attend. But there’s more to it. These women I made this for, they are my stars. Their realness and their … Continue reading

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I'm just a Girl with a 1975 BMW R90/6 rigged to a 2006 Ural Retro Sidecar and a 2002 BMW 1150GS rigged to a DMC Sidecar. This is the story of my life on the road, in the garage, in my kitchen, my closet and, on occasion, in my makeup collection. I'm a Femme with a wrench, you have been warned.
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