Welcome! I'm a nationally published journalist and photographer. I focus on the magic of ordinary moments we overlook as we rush through our busy days. In addition to my weekend columns and essays, this blog showcases my photography paired with daily inspirational quotes. Many of the photos were taken around my home, or in favorite spots in Michigan, my home state. Social media sharing options are located below 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.