Tag Archives: Inspiration

Don’t Wait to do Your Dreams

I have wanted to come here for a long time. Finally today I did. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum is the one memorial that I could feel even through the television. Chairs in golden hues stand together but … Continue reading

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Not Just Dance

A diamond in the rough, a New Mexico school of dance is also a school of thought, turning out dancers with a can-do mindset and a skillset to match.                            … Continue reading

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Where Is Home?

Even the most independent person craves a sense of belonging — within a family, a workplace, a community. It’s part of the human experience. Seated over a cup of hot coffee in a cafe on Chicago’s south side, 56 year-old … Continue reading

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Hats Off

When I stepped inside Goorin Bros. Hat Shop in Chicago, there were hats on every table and every shelf — fedoras and flatcaps, baseball and bowlers. There, I met Tanya Jaramilla, and not unlike the establishment itself, she wears many … Continue reading

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Designing a New Future

Do you feel like you can exhale? “Noooooo, not yet,” is the quick reply from Justin Hughes. “Not yet.” Sitting on the floor of a Chicago gym surrounded by a forest of heavy bags, he is smiling and energized after … Continue reading

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Soul of a Cowboy

Greg Hathcock can swear like a sailor and quote the Bible like a preacher. One moment he was a stranger in a New Mexico Starbucks, the next, he was standing near my table with a smile and earnestness in his … Continue reading

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Disco Taco

Note to the Reader: I have started something new, and this is the first installment. Another Door Opens is a creative project documenting doors and the stories of people who live and work behind them. Through photography and storytelling, you … Continue reading

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