Author Archives: Helen C

About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".

Celebrating Life Once a Year?

Today, we said goodbye to John, my brother-in-law. I attended his funeral service online. John was a wonderful brother-in-law. We had many discussions on many different subjects. We didn’t always agree with each other, but we respected each other a … Continue reading

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Hello, World

During the years that I was working as a computer programmer, quite often, I had to learn a new computer language. It doesn’t matter if you learn it in a class or from a book, the very first exercise, usually, … Continue reading

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Fine Dining

Yesterday while I was walking on the treadmill, my husband was watching an episode of Chef’s Table that featured chef Massimo Bottura. One of Massimo Bottura’s “famous” dishes has only 6 tortellini on the plate. “He is right… people wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What were your favorite toys as a child?

This is the third week since we started StoryWorth project. The question I received on the first week was: What was your Mom like when you were a child? And the second week was: What do you like most about … Continue reading

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At This Age…

After posting my last entry, I was getting ready to go to California to celebrate Thanksgiving with our daughter. I was excited. On the day before Thanksgiving, my husband woke me up at 2 A.M., and told me he had … Continue reading

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome. For challenge #70, Patti invited us to explore the world of monochrome. She said, “For an extra challenge, try adding a bit of color to a black and white image.” … Continue reading

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #68: Layered & #69: Seeing Double

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #68: Layered and #69: Seeing Double. Sorry for being late for challenge #68. I was very impressed with Amy’s post about Plitvice lakes, and was anxious to submit mine, but I had … Continue reading

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Wedding Photographing, Anyone?

This is a long post… (sorry.) My nephew, Jeff, got married at the end of Sept. A year ago, shortly after he announced his engagement, my sister said to me, “Kids want to save money; they probably will ask Wei … Continue reading

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Candid

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Candid. Anne-Christine said: “Taking photos of people or animals when they have no idea that you’re doing it is called candid photography.” I love candid photos. It seems to me that … Continue reading

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame. First, a little explanation… I haven’t blogged for a long while because: (1) as time flies by quicker and quicker, working on my bucket list had become more … Continue reading

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