Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

For the last forty years, "West 69th Street from Broadway to Central Park West is transformed into a big Halloween Trick or Treat Party. The neighbors decorate their domiciles, don full costume regalia, and some turn their living rooms into haunted houses for the little ghosts and goblins to traipse through. It is a great place to take your kids on Halloween."

The Weblicist of Manhattan

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Project: Old Camera: The Canon T70

These were taken with a Canon T70, which I was given for free on Friday when it looked like there was so much corrosion that the camera was inoperable. A little screwdriver action, some rubbing alcohol and new batteries seemed to do the trick. I took these on a 12 mile run on Saturday. Even though this isn't a camera I already had, I'm putting it in the New Project: Old Cameras series. It's a fun little camera to play around with.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Birthday Party

Someone I know just turned two!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tony + Julie Wedding! Bellevue, Washington


Tony and Julie met at Seattle's music festival Bumbershoot. Eight years later they were married at the Harbor Club Bellevue complete with ticket invites and lanyard programs. This wedding was extra sweet and I was so happy to be there. More photos will be posted here soon. Congratulations Tony and Julie!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tony + Julie - Engagement!

Tony + Julie were married this weekend. I thought I'd post a few of their engagement photos. Wedding photos coming soon! Congratulations Tony + Julie!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jonah's Just Begun

This is Jonah. Jonah was very recently diagnosed just a few months ago, with an insidious disease, Sanfilippo Syndrome, Type C. There is no cure.

From the Jonah's Just Begun website, "Jonah lacks a crucial enzyme to break down a toxic material that is now accumulating in his body. In time, this buildup will result in any number of injuries to his body: mental retardation, bone deformation, organ and tissue damage, followed by death."

However, Jonah's parents are working feverishly to change that prognosis with their foundation, Jonah's Just Begun.

How you can help:

1) Donate to the Foundation, Jonah's Just Begun. They need funding for an important study.
2) "Like" their foundation on facebook,
3) Take photos of your children writing "Jonah's Just" in chalk on the sidewalk and upload it to their facebook site
4) If you know someone with Sanfilipo get in touch with the Foundation, they are looking for participants for the study and
5) If you are a medical professional, learn as much as you can about this rare disease that often goes misdiagnosed for years.

For more information on Jonah and his Foundation, Jonah's Just Begun, please visit here. You can also watch a segment on Good Morning America here. Please donate. Please help find a cure. Jonah deserves a chance at life.

Photo copyright Megan Joplin, 2010, all rights reserved, may only be used with written permission from Megan Joplin.