Posted on: April 17, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 12

The “C” Word

April 17, 2018, 5:30 pm: “Deborah, has anyone read your report to you?” “It’s not good. It shows cancer. You need to come in to the office. Now would be good. I’ll wait for you to get here.” Funny thing, those should be the last words you want to hear. …

Posted on: January 21, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 1

Vitamin “J” Deficiency

The older I get, I am learning that I don’t always have to be right. I do like to be right and like to be acknowledged when I am right, but I am learning to sit back and not worry about being right. Having a discussion with my 22 year …

Posted on: January 11, 2018 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

Earth, Wind, Fire, and Rain

December 2017 brought with it the worst wildfire to California history. Over 281,893 acres burned over the course of 6 weeks thrust by crazy fast winds and unstoppable flames. Lives were lost, structures taken and hillsides, clear to the ocean, were scared. Thousands upon thousands were evacuated as this unstoppable …

Posted on: March 22, 2014 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

27 Years and Still Fighting

Our engagement picture – April 1987 Twenty seven years ago I married my love, best friend, and business partner. We have weathered many storms, have come through dripping wet and tired, but very much alive and more deeply committed to one another than the day we began. Many years ago …

Posted on: May 12, 2013 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

The Nest – Mother’s Day

A smile comes across my face as I stare at this amazing bird’s nest left in the bush outside our bathroom window. My first reaction is that is was defiantly built by the male species. I can hear him now, “…this baby’s not going anywhere! It will withstand high winds, …

Posted on: February 27, 2013 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

A 50 Year Legacy

My husband recently had the opportunity to photograph a family reunion which was in celebration of the parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Instead of going away by themselves they chose to bring their family all together on the Central Coast and share those 50 years with their children and grandchildren. Together …

Posted on: October 6, 2012 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 1

The Desert is Better Than a Vexing Woman

I am literally out in the middle of nowhere, between Mojave and Mammoth. This is the high dessert near the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range. It is dry, hot, desolate, and mostly dirt. Nothing grows here except scrub brush and even that looks dead. The dirt is sand and doesn’t …

Posted on: October 3, 2012 Posted by: Deborah Swanson Comments: 0

What to Expect When Not Expecting

The worst thing that you could possibly say to any woman slipped out of my mouth last week. All my life I have avoided those four little words with triumphant success. I have even snickered at those who have said it. My sweet sister once put her hands on a …