Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday celebrated to remember friends and family that have died. Evelyn embraced her heritage head on and loved every thing about it. She was fluent in Spanish and enjoyed the food, the celebrations, and her family. She loved...


Perlan in Reykjavik

One of the most popular and high-end restaurants in Reykjavik, #Perlan with it’s glass dome, gives patrons a 360 degree view of the city and the surrounding mountains. #Iceland2015 via Facebook Pages


Year One.

It’s been a year since Evelyn was taken from us. I’ve been thinking about what I would write here on this day. I tried, but I don’t have anything left to say that I haven’t already said before. She’s gone and she’s not coming back. We are left to pick...


Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day. People all over the world will have dinners with their kids and dinners with their parents. Last year on this day, we went to a friend’s home so we could all celebrate together. Evelyn had invited some friends over to swim, so she didn’t come with...


Grief and Social Media

When Evelyn died, we did the normal thing, we called family and close friends to tell them of our loss. What about everyone else? Between the family, there were literally hundreds of people who needed to know about Evelyn, about us, and how and when to pay respects. We turned...


Cosmos 2.0

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a reboot of the 80s PBS show Cosmos: A Personal Journey, hosted by the late astronomer Dr. Carl Sagan. I watched the first episode last night with eagerness. I really wanted to like it. I wasn’t really a fan...


The Story Behind the Picture

Related to the post I made yesterday on the six-month anniversary of my daughter’s death, I was asked what was the story behind the photo that accompanied that story. It was January 2011. I had been shooting seriously as a photographer for just over a year, and Evelyn had been...


Half a Year Away

It’s been six months since Evelyn left us. Sometimes it seems like it was years ago, and other times it still feels like she will walk through the door at any moment. Six months is a significant milestone for us. It’s half a year, 26 weeks, 182 days since we’ve...