brave brāv ~ adjective

• possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance verb (used with object)
• to meet or face courageously: to brave misfortunes
• to defy; challenge; dare

re·sil·ient  ri-zil-ee-uhnt ~ adjective

• springing back; rebounding
• returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched
• recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant

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A Smiling Heart?

I confess. I once crawled into a back-alley dumpster scavenging for treasure. A rusty steel garbage bin sitting in the shadows between a gas station and a tavern. I eased inside that trash-filled … [Read More...]

Lviv, Ukraine-June 6, 2015: Tourists walk on the pavement in the center of the ancient city.Lvov is one of the most popular cities for tourism in Ukraine.

Stumble Prevention

She was simply walking on a downtown sidewalk leaving the movie theater. He was walking around his car. Neither expected to fall and injure themselves. These friends of mine are among the nearly 50 … [Read More...]

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Beauty and the Barbs

Recently I ran across the following quote by French critic Alphonse Karr: “Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” I am certainly not a … [Read More...]


Well Worn, But Wonderful

I have a fond affection for older houses and the generations of people who lived in them. I love to photograph abandoned farmhouses. Years ago, in another side to my antique artistry, my dad and I … [Read More...]


I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward. — David Livingstone