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

How to Find a Great Book

“Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated: by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.” – Joseph Addison One of the... read more

12 Things I’m Learning About Going Back to Work

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood . . . Make big plans; aim high in hope and work. – Daniel Burnham, American architect (1846 – 1912) A few months ago, one commenter here asked if I would talk about my transition back to work. I’ve let... read more

San Francisco in January, a Photojournal

It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are. – Joyce Carol Oates A week ago, I had the privilege of traveling to San Francisco for my job. The reason for the travel? Several conferences were being held simultaneously for... read more

Big Magic and the Art of Creative Living

“We all need something that helps us to forget ourselves for a while — to momentarily forget our age, our gender, our socioeconomic background, our duties, our failures, and all that we have lost and screwed up… Perhaps creativity’s greatest... read more

First Book Recommendation for 2016

This week, I wrote the first review up at, my favorite place to find great books to read, and also, it happens, to be a place I started up in 2012 with a bunch of dear writing-reading-blogging friends from across the U.S. If you enjoy reading, even... read more

Always Toward the Sunshine

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman The end of every year is a special time for me. I enjoy spending time in the quiet, to reflect. And then as the New Year approaches, I am purposeful about... read more