…as the lovely saying goes.  Happy adages aside, today just  happens to be World Smile Day www.worldsmileday.com.  And it’s a Friday…even more reason to smile.

So like the Chuang Yen Monastery Buddha pictured here, at least for today, laugh, be happy, and keep a smile on your face!

Smiling creates good karma!

Smiling creates good karma!

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The Rule of Three

March 12, 2013

The Three Stooges, Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears. There’s a principle in writing known as the rule of three, whereby things which come in threes are more effective, more satisfying, and funnier. Below, a graphic example of the principle at work!

Three Traveling Women getting advice at the Information Booth in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Three Traveling Women getting advice at the Information Booth in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Meet the Gift Shop

March 5, 2013

Of course, the rest of the zoo is the real star http://www.bronxzoo.com, but what a great gift shop!  Didn’t see any actual beetles (or Beatles) though.

All of them are barefoot.  Surely a hidden message!

All of them are barefoot. Surely a hidden message!

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A Friendly Warning

February 20, 2013

Using humor to prevent theft, a convenience store offers fair warning amidst the sundries. Whether or not the message led to less shoplifting is unknown. But it certainly led to something extremely valuable–lots of smiles and laughter!

Thieves beware the prize that awaits you.

Thieves beware the prize that awaits you.

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A League of Their Own

February 12, 2013

I was enjoying a lobster at a fish shack in northern Connecticut when in walked several women wearing these rather descriptive jackets. Turns out, they were bowling league pals traveling together for a long weekend, and bringing their team spirit along for the trip. They were sort of a Sisterhood of the Traveling Bowling Jackets. And they were a lot of fun!  Lobsters, laughs, and a camera.  Life is good.

Bowling league jacket bearing team name.

Bowling league jacket bearing team name.

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While not on assignment photographing executive portraits or otherwise creating imagery for corporate communications, public relations, and business marketing, other equally interesting visual moments pass before me. Like this adorable little tough guy just sitting there on a park bench. We engaged in a little face-off, after which I complimented him on his stylish coat. And off we both went onto the activities we were headed to–he, a little exercise and meet-up with some pals at the dog park, me, a corporate photography assignment filled with lots of faces, thankfully none of which were quite so intense!

Blue-eyed bulldog

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