Fathers Day – a day I worked hard to avoid

I wrote this in 2016, a year has passed and it still rings true. Growing up fathers day was salt in an open wound. While it seemed everyone was celebrating greeting card perfect Dad’s I was working hard to not cry. I built a rough and tough exterior. While I won’t speak ill of the
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Cry Baby Hill 2017

  Cry Baby Hill is a part of the Tulsa Tough Event Series. The “Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is a unique three-day cycling festival experience for racers, riders, and spectators, all centered in beautiful downtown Tulsa and along the banks of the Arkansas River.” The Riverparks Crit is the final event taking place in one
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Stretching your creative muscles

Earlier this month some of my Photography Family scattered across the state and I set up a gathering designed to allow us time to stretch our creative muscles and have a ball doing it! 5 photographers, 6 models, 3 locations,12 hours, and an untold amount of clothing! We visited a friend in Enid and took
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Why I love being involved in a local Photographers Guild

The best part of being a member of a local guild of Professional Photographers of America is that it pushes you as a professional to continue to improve and try new things and it provides the creativity that is sometimes so very hard to find!   In March I led a meeting at INPPA (the
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A look back at the OKC Bombing

Twenty-two years ago two white, American, Christian men introduced my state to center stage in a global news cycle. When I was in 8th grade, I walked into my government class to see that the teacher had wheeled in a TV and was watching the news. I asked in my teenage flippant manner, “What third
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Buster

I work up early this morning to begin getting ready for a trail run. I fed the pets – not to forget the cats (not that Buster would let me forget). I knocked out several miles  on Turkey Mountain with Ruby and  a friend. Upon returning home I  took on the usual tasks of unloading
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Tulsa Photography Calendar

The Annual Beyond Ordinary Life Photography Calendar

Each year I put together a calendar of personal projects for my brand ambassadors. Its my little way of thanking them for a year of support. (I also produce a limited number for purchase).   In December I teased a photo asking friends and family to identify one image. No one could. Was it a
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Turkey Mountain, Tulsa, Snow ©Beyond Ordinary Life Photography 2016

2017 Life Goals

Each year I make a list of goals for the approaching year. I prefer this over resolutions. I make one for each year of my life thus far. These can be small things or very big things. The idea is to keep it fun, realistic, and attainable. I have done this every year since I
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2016 Life Goals – a recap on how I did.

Each year I make a list of goals for the approaching year. I prefer this over resolutions. I make one for each year of my life thus far. These can be small things or very big things. The idea is to keep it fun, realistic, and attainable. I have done this every year since I
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2016 Pumpkin Holler Hunnerd – Another 50K in the books.

Trail and Ultra races are my favorite! I love pushing myself to complete longer distances in the outdoors away from the urban landscape! After three years of being sidelined from running thanks to a torn ITB compounded by a genetic disorder that affects connective tissue. I took this year to rip the band-aid off so
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