Life

5 tips for capturing killer photos

By Mendel / June 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

It seems that everyone is a photographer these days. From food shots, to family portraits, to that perfect Instagram aerial, we’re all probably guilty of spending more time framing and hashtagging a shot, than proofreading our use of your and you’re in text messages. What makes a great photo? I could tell you about composition, lighting, framing, and […]

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10 beautiful Instagram accounts I follow

By Mendel / June 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

I recently pared down the list of people I follow on Instagram from hundreds to under 75. My goal was to engage more with the people I follow — my feed was filled with content that was less than engaging. I favor friends, family, and beautiful things For some, Instagram is a way of sharing […]

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We are not obligated to build our lives around technology

By Mendel / June 16, 2016 / 3 Comments

For the past two years I’ve been smiling at people as I pass them. Neighbors, people on the sidewalk — in line at the store. Even folks sitting in their car waiting for the light to change — and homeless people on the side of the road. I look people straight in their eyes and […]

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An old trunk, and the importance of disconnecting

By Mendel / May 30, 2016 / 4 Comments

Countless words have been written on the importance of disconnecting from technology. For the most part, they’re written for slow news days. This is not one of those articles. It’s real. Here’s the story… The magic shop There must have been a million people and things I loved seeing as a child when visiting family in […]

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Why I enjoy drinking whiskey

By Mendel / December 12, 2015 / 4 Comments

Drinking whiskey? Gross. When I first started drinking whiskey, I didn’t enjoy it. I was a freshman in college, and it seemed like every time I put the seemingly caustic liquid down the hatch, it stung my throat and lips. So, I started to mix the spirit with coke, and things got better. In those […]

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