Monday, October 27, 2008


peace, i'm out.

check it.


Monday, October 06, 2008

Goodbye Summer

Well, it's been official for awhile now. Summer is so, so, over. It's time for new things - new classes, new friends, new homes. A new environment, a new year. Hopefully, we'll be able to make this season as life-altering as the last.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

"I'm amazed at all who'll be"

Meet Sonya.

Meet Mashavu, a 2-year-old lioness being trained by Sonya as part of her internship at Potter Park Zoo.

Meet Sonya's Fosters here

“Literally, every single foster cat I have in my house would be dead. Like, absolutely one hundred percent they were going to euthanize all of them if I hadn’t gotten them. So it’s like, I don’t mind not having some other things so that I can have the cages and try to help them.”

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sweet Things I've Been Lookin' At


enjoy. be inspired.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

RNC: Day 1

today was a very intense day.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This summer I was honored to meet the Stauffer family. I met Blake while on assignment for the Eric "Ricstar" Music Therapy Camp. I walked in - very sleepy - and sat in the corner of a room to observe for awhile. I was looking down, getting my camera out in preparation, when I see two skinny legs standing in front of me. I looked up, set my camera down, and met the eyes of a seven-year-old camp participant named Blake. He looked me dead in the eye for one moment, then flung his arms around my neck and collapsed into my lap. By and far, this was one of the most life-altering hugs I have ever recieved. And I love hugging. After embracing, he simply turned around, sitting crossed-legged on top of my crossed legs and seemed just content to sit in my lap and continue on with camp activities. Of course, counselors had to drag him off but that doesn't mean I didn't get to spend some quality time with him later on.

Basically, this family is amazing. Jennifer, Blake's mother, is a phenomenal, busy, beautiful lady. She and her husband home-school Blake themselves and are extremely active in the community, not to mention are also busy raising Sam, their foster (soon to be adopted) son who was born in November.

I did a audio slideshow story on the family which unfortunately due to time crunches and miscommunications didn't turn out as good as I would have liked, but I really liked the pictures themselves. Check it out at

I think this post has more words in it than the rest of my entire blog combined, so here's some pictures.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


pretty & happy couple.