Polly, The Resident Of The Traveling Urn   Who was Polly? Before her admission into the treatment center at the age of 75, no one is exactly sure. We do know Polly was born on January 28th, 1935 outside of San Antonio, Tx. At an early age she was diagnosed with polio, leaving....  continue reading

Polly, The Resident Of The Traveling Urn

Who was Polly? Before her admission into the treatment center at the age of 75, no one is exactly sure. We do know Polly was born on January 28th, 1935 outside of San Antonio, Tx. At an early age she was diagnosed with polio, leaving....continue reading

The Day I Met Polly   It was in the late spring of 2013 my dear friend Kyle, a physical therapist, invited me to come visit the rehab and long term care facility where he worked. He had shared with me so many wonderful, funny, and sometimes heart wrenching stories about the residents he assisted...   continue reading

The Day I Met Polly

It was in the late spring of 2013 my dear friend Kyle, a physical therapist, invited me to come visit the rehab and long term care facility where he worked. He had shared with me so many wonderful, funny, and sometimes heart wrenching stories about the residents he assisted... continue reading

What Is The Traveling Urn?   Figuratively, it is the spirit of Polly. Realistically, it’s a tiny cast iron urn that holds her remains. There are several Polly urns, or as I call them, her outfits. In each photograph she proudly stands 2 inches tall often adorning accessories made from her past belongings. Although the urn returns each time, her ash is left behind to..   continue reading

What Is The Traveling Urn?

Figuratively, it is the spirit of Polly. Realistically, it’s a tiny cast iron urn that holds her remains. There are several Polly urns, or as I call them, her outfits. In each photograph she proudly stands 2 inches tall often adorning accessories made from her past belongings. Although the urn returns each time, her ash is left behind to.. continue reading

 
Death By Bear Mauling   One of my most selfish moments was realized after forgoing my regular visits with Polly for nearly a month. I was going through a break up, work changes, and having one hell of a pity party. Meanwhile, Polly sat patiently in her room reading her trashy love novels, undergoing....  continue reading

Death By Bear Mauling

One of my most selfish moments was realized after forgoing my regular visits with Polly for nearly a month. I was going through a break up, work changes, and having one hell of a pity party. Meanwhile, Polly sat patiently in her room reading her trashy love novels, undergoing....continue reading

What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas   Vegas, the one place you can be and do anything you want! I presume that Polly would have loved Vegas as much as I do. Wild nights spent gambling, drinking, and dancing till the wee hours of the morning. A place where you could make memories or drink enough to forget them....  continue reading

What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas

Vegas, the one place you can be and do anything you want! I presume that Polly would have loved Vegas as much as I do. Wild nights spent gambling, drinking, and dancing till the wee hours of the morning. A place where you could make memories or drink enough to forget them....continue reading

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words   Loving - Beautiful - Adventurous - Happy - Accepting - Grateful - Caring - Appreciative - Blessed - Thoughtful - Abundant - Kind - Creative - Compassionate - Truthful - Empathetic - Generous - Independent - Charming - Inspirational - Motivational - Optimistic - Nurturing - Witty - Reassuring....  continue reading

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Loving - Beautiful - Adventurous - Happy - Accepting - Grateful - Caring - Appreciative - Blessed - Thoughtful - Abundant - Kind - Creative - Compassionate - Truthful - Empathetic - Generous - Independent - Charming - Inspirational - Motivational - Optimistic - Nurturing - Witty - Reassuring....continue reading

 
Greetings From the Roof of Africa   Polly made her way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, on January 18th of this year. The incredibly challenging push to the summit began at midnight in 15-degree weather, climbing up boulders and scree in the starry blackness....  continue reading

Greetings From the Roof of Africa

Polly made her way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain, on January 18th of this year. The incredibly challenging push to the summit began at midnight in 15-degree weather, climbing up boulders and scree in the starry blackness....continue reading

Life's A Beach   When booking an exotic beach holiday far from the clutches of everyday life, Zanzibar is as good as it gets. So 6 degrees from the equator and 45 miles from mainland Tanzania is where Polly decided to work on her tan...  continue reading

Life's A Beach

When booking an exotic beach holiday far from the clutches of everyday life, Zanzibar is as good as it gets. So 6 degrees from the equator and 45 miles from mainland Tanzania is where Polly decided to work on her tan...continue reading

The Cat Lady   I scattered Polly's ashes from my open passenger window, toward the lioness and her three cubs lazing in the grass, but as a mighty wind blew across the savanna...she rushed right back into the vehicle, onto our driver's lap. (He didn't seem to notice.)   continue reading

The Cat Lady

I scattered Polly's ashes from my open passenger window, toward the lioness and her three cubs lazing in the grass, but as a mighty wind blew across the savanna...she rushed right back into the vehicle, onto our driver's lap. (He didn't seem to notice.) continue reading

 
The day she won the lotto   Polly and I always started our visits off over a glass of diet coke and scratch off lotto tickets. This was the closest I got to recreating her days of poker playing and whiskey shots. Although she did request on a few occasions for me to sneak her in a small bottle of Jack. Her Dr. didn’t seem to oppose the idea if in moderation..   continue reading

The day she won the lotto

Polly and I always started our visits off over a glass of diet coke and scratch off lotto tickets. This was the closest I got to recreating her days of poker playing and whiskey shots. Although she did request on a few occasions for me to sneak her in a small bottle of Jack. Her Dr. didn’t seem to oppose the idea if in moderation.. continue reading

Polly & Peru   Like Polly, I just LOVE to travel. I’ve been traveling a lot over the past few years, mainly for work as my freelance photography business has blossomed. But sometimes you get a little road-weary. You come home from a long trip, or a long series of back-to-back trips, and realize…  continue reading

Polly & Peru

Like Polly, I just LOVE to travel. I’ve been traveling a lot over the past few years, mainly for work as my freelance photography business has blossomed. But sometimes you get a little road-weary. You come home from a long trip, or a long series of back-to-back trips, and realize…continue reading

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