I'm a nationally published lifestyles journalist and photographer. I focus on the magic of ordinary moments -- the moments we overlook as we rush through our busy days. I collect quotes that inspire me, and pair them here daily with my photos. As a nod to my years of writing Sunday newspaper columns, I also post essays and reviews on weekends. You're welcome to share my posts with friends. Social media sharing buttons are included in the beige area under each post. ~Cindy La Ferle
February 15, 2018 From my personal journal: Today my heart is breaking as I remember our country's mass shooting victims. Already, during the first seven weeks of 2018, we've logged eight school shootings in the U.S., resulting in injury or death. Last year, there were 346 mass shootings. As I write this, I'm hoping our political leaders will find the courage to do something about this abhorrent, ongoing gun violence. This shouldn't be a partisan issue, and I can't fathom how any of these guys could stand at the podium and say it's "too early" to talk about solutions. When is the right time? How much sicker does our nation have to get? How much longer can we go on like this? That's all I'm going to write about this topic. I'm joining the kindred spirits who are ready to get busy and get involved. ~Cindy La Ferle UPDATE, February 18, 2018: Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom wrote an excellent pieces on this topic. Click here to read it.