Company Review: Kaiser Permanente

When I review companies I give my honest opinions and this will be a very long and brutal review. Let me set the overall tone. Kaiser Permanente is one of the worst companies that I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. They are bureaucratic beyond belief, their internal systems are a complete failure, […]

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Montezuma & Tuzigoot

The Sedona area is full of surprises and interesting places. Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot are three really interesting places are not far from Sedona. These are ancient ruins left by people who lived there between 1,000 and 1,400 AD. The hilltop community at Tuzigoot overlooks the entire valley. The Visitors Center contains models […]

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Company Review: Vistaprint

I used Vistaprint for almost 10 years to create Christmas calendars for family and friends. I spend a tremendous amount of time creating these calendars between selecting photos, editing those photos, putting them into collage formats, and then entering funny holidays and trivia on each day of the year. Working with the Vistaprint is always […]

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Company Review: Worldmark

I like taking photos and this requires going to scenic places. Back in 2003 I had a good job and wanted to treat myself to something nice. I went to a Worldmark (Trendwest at that time) presentation and they told me about all the advantages of timeshare ownership. The sales presentation was very upbeat, the […]

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Yosemite Valley Floor

The Yosemite Valley floor is like nature’s grand cathedral with walls of granite. When you on the valley floor you have towering cliffs all around you. The photos cannot capture the grandeur of this place. It must be experienced firsthand. From the floor you see El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Dome, Glacier Point, Yosemite Falls, […]

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Cool Stuff

I like going to street fairs and seeing the interesting and creative things created by local businesses. I believe in local and family businesses and try to support when I can. Here is a list of random cool stuff that I have found from my various local travels. Cool Woods Serious cool, handcrafted, artisan wood […]

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Memorial Day

In Marysville (WA) our local cemetery always lines its roads with American flags on Memorial Day. Years ago I drove to the cemetery to take some photos of the flags. I drove to the cemetery early in the morning and was disappointed to not see any flags. As I turned onto the road in front […]

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Road Trip Rules

Road trips are a fun way to vacation, to see new sights, and to practice photography. I have taken many road trips over the years and decided to write my own set of road trips rules. I hope these make your road trips more enjoyable! Be an Optimist Remember that a road trip is not […]

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