Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Christmas Around Compton — Part Three

Christmas Around Compton -- Part Three

I was standing outside in the rain at the annual Ortega Holiday Party, put on by Community Lawyers, Inc. and El Nido Family Centers. My head was cold and my jacket was damp. My feet were downright soggy.  My heart, however, was full, because the smiles on the kids’ faces were pure sunshine! A special shout out [...]


Christmas Around Compton — Part One

Christmas Around Compton -- Part One

Even though the holidays have passed, it’s not too late to celebrate the Christmas Spirit that was displayed around Compton throughout the month of December! From giving and serving to feasting and celebrating, I want to share just a few of the moments I had the privilege of capturing during that time, the first of [...]


Beautiful Contradictions

Beautiful Contradictions

This is a blog entry I wrote back in early August — it expresses well my view of this place I call home.  After reading, I hope you’ll leave a comment! Its been a while since i posted new photos.  I’ve been a little discouraged lately — spending too much time trying to edit images [...]


A New Don for Dominguez — Round One Results

A New Don for Dominguez — Round One Results

Hi folks — It’s been two months since I’ve posted anything.  I took some time off this summer — worked on learning (and relearning) some photoshop skills, took a lot of family photos, and ignored this blog for far too long!  However, the fall has descended quickly with so much going on — and my [...]


Building Community on Peck Street (Part 2)

There’s no freedom like that of a child that’s totally in the moment.  Worries and cares (and cleanliness) are all cast aside — all that matters is the joy and experience being sought at the time. That freedom makes children beautiful.  They are even more beautiful when they can hold onto that essence in the [...]


Building Community on Peck Street (Part. 1)

Building Community on Peck Street (Part. 1)

I’m pretty sure cities are transformed one family, one block, one section at a time.  Many people in Compton love this city and want to build a stronger sense of community in their neighborhoods. On Easter Sunday just passed, several such families came together to host an all-invited BBQ for their entire street!  They fired up [...]