Jennifer Lyn King


Jennifer walked runways in Paris as a teen, lived in Prague for 4 years with her family, and loves to write. Click to read more…


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Recent Writing and Photography on The View through My Lens

5 Reasons Coldplay’s Concerts Are the Best

“Look at the stars, look how they shine for you…” – “Yellow” from Parachutes, Coldplay It’s no secret I’m a Coldplay fan. Well, maybe not even a fan — their songs and albums form a large part of the soundtrack of...

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Article in Salon: Georgia O’Keeffe and the Gender Debate

“O’Keeffe perhaps didn’t need Stieglitz to achieve her artistic prime. Maybe she would’ve found herself in New Mexico fueled by Nature and its rugged beauty faster without him. Whether or not the world would’ve embraced a woman and her art without his...

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5 Favorite Quotes on Keeping Our Faces Toward the Light

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman At the beginning of this year, I wrote about my motto for the year, following Whitman’s quote. I love summer, the sunshine and flowers, the time outdoors (I’m...

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Summer Gardens

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s funny sometimes to think amidst the busyness of work, family, appointments, kids’ practices and games, about slowing...

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New Favorite Book: It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario

It’s What I Do Sometimes, in all the fiction reading, I need to seek out something real–a true-to-life story, one that inspires me, gives fresh perspective, and reminds me of the wider world beyond my current Ohio town. Though it fixed itself upon my...

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“She is novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.” – Mark Twain I traveled this week to Chicago for a work conference, and touched down just before the clouds opened with rain. After a steamy start, Chicago...

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