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  • discover life…..Between Appointments

    Life is traveling at the speed of light. It seems our calendars are packed with more and more “important” events, appointments and commitments. We are all in a hurry to go somewhere, fast. Right now a businessman is frantically drinking a second cup of coffee as he races to his next appointment, while a soccer mom is speeding across town to make it to a dance recital, a soccer game and a baseball practice.

    In idle moments, we text, twitter and update our Facebook status while listening to music we just downloaded to our smart phones. We record TV shows with a DVR so we can quickly watch them later and speed through the “slow” sections and commercials. We even pace in front of the microwave as we impatiently wait for our instant meal to heat. In our hurry to go somewhere and do more, we miss too much.

    Beauty is all around us and God, in His wisdom, has given many reasons to, pause, smile, take a deep breath and appreciate this beauty. Unfortunately, in our constant rush and over committed schedules we pass right by incredible moments.

    This site is an attempt to embrace this beauty, occasionally capture it in photographs and encourage others to slow down a bit and discover blessings previously missed. I’m a business man with a full schedule but my camera is with me all the time. As I see something that makes me smile, I stop and snap a few shots. These photos and this site are devoted to "discovering life Between Appointments”.

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Purposeful Pausing

Been really busy for a while. Decided to take the day off from most everything. The day started with sleeping in until almost 9:00. It’s been a few years since I slept that late.  I had been fighting with myself for “wasting” a few hours in bed until I opened a little book a friend loaned me. A short story was called “Purposeful Pausing”. In the story, the author quotes an old Chinese scholar, “When there is no time for quiet, there is no time for the soul to grow. The man who walks through a countryside sees more than the man that runs”. Intellectually, we know we should slow down but the “to do” list is always sooooo long. Whether you call it “purposeful pausing” or the theme of this website, “discover life between appointments”, let’s chose to walk, not run through the countryside.

Many images now available as greeting cards

Many of our images are now available as press printed 5 x 7 greeting cards.  All cards are blank inside however any card can be customized with a unique message (Minimum quantities of 25).  Four sets are available: The San Francisco set includes 8 unique photos of SF.   The Benicia Set includes 8 cards of four unique images.  The California Blooming set includes 6 cards of three unique images.  The California Coast set includes 8 cards of four unique images.