Suburbia and its culturally draining impact

As I was standing in line at the grocery store, a friend I was with started wondering aloud why people would care so much about the endless celebrity drama portrayed on tabloid covers. The gossip¬†industry is a highly competitive and profitable one. Publishers are often willing to pay a photographer tens or even hundreds of […]

A vow to never be alone.

When I get home, my roommates are typically talking about such varied topics as ultimate fighting, computer programming, and escapades I can’t particularly disclose in public. This is something I spent the first 18 years of my life without. I’m about to graduate from Northern Arizona University. My parents and American society in general told […]

Reminiscing: Middle School Book Drive (2002)

Prior to high school, I was a bona-fide overachiever. This included a duty as president of my middle school’s National Junior Honor Society. During my 8th grade year, we ran a book drive for the elementary school nearest ours, one I believe was deemed an “at-risk” school under the No Child Left Behind Act. Our […]

When Everything Falls Apart

There’s hardly anything like the emotion of a girl who just heard her father is dead. What should we hold dear? Some things? Everything? Nothing? Most people won’t live to see the age of 100. Material possessions come and go for a myriad of reasons. And the Earth? Check back in 5 billion years. Moments […]

Thoughts on Perspective

If you’re sensible, you take an indirect hint from the broke fuckers who spend half their lives wasting away at the blackjack table, pounding back cigarette after drink after sorrow. “It’s always like this,” The stranger across the table from me says after yet another losing hand. I was in the same boat as him, […]

BT Spins in Vegas; Ravers _____ in Phoenix

Standing in this massive line was ridiculous, I thought. $45 gets me this? But after a few directions and the flash of a wristband, I was in. BT, and his vocal accompaniment JES, performed at Rain Nightclub at the Palms Resort and Casino Saturday night, and it was a hell of a show. Granted, this […]

Salton City – Environmental, Economical Disaster Remnants

Salton City, Calif. is a failed resort city established in the late 1950s. Roads were constructed, ammenities were built, but no one bought houses in the master-planned community. The death of the city came when the corporation that started the venture, the Holly Sugar Corp., supposedly bailed on the project when it didn’t seem profitable […]

Photo Blog: Southern California, Summer 2010

After finishing work with the NHTV Breda workshops, I traveled from Flagstaff to Las Vegas, and then, after a week, to southern California to see my dad, who moved to the city of Brea for a new job. The following pictures were taking along this trip. After my visit in California, I’ll be traveling to […]

Things I’m Doing

Spreading myself too thin. But that’s OK, because I take pride and joy in all of the work I do. Sometimes, I feel like I’m not doing enough work, to which my close friends call me insane for thinking. Here’s what I’ve been doing with my time aside from blogging here. (Note: I normally don’t […]