Today feels like I"m walking underwater...slow moving. Anyway, here are some pictures from about mid-july...
I am excited however that I'll be going to Boston and the Cape later in August. Hope there's some hurricane surf!!
A Napa Valley College theater play performed outside at Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma -
Softball catcher stares at the opposing team's dugout after colliding with their player -
Go Fish in St. Helena: food story on summer fish dishes -
A member of the Red Hat Society shops for eyewear -
A boy soars through the air from the diving board at the Yountville swimming pool -
Thanks for continuing to check out my blog -- yeah been out of comish for awhile.....although I'm still around these parts of Napa. I am 31 now. My bday was Sunday. Yep. And ever so contemplating on the big move to freelance once I get my new website going...make some wedding bizcards to finance my creativity. I hope to make one more trip to Guatemala later this year, if not mexico around xmas time. And of course my Acapulco trip with my boyfriend to surf our brains out!!
My reporting pal and I are having a hard time selling our fabulous story about the 3 Honduran sisters we met in Tecun Unman, Gt. I wonder if I should of made a pitch to a newspaper first before going. I dont' know how these things work and how to sell our story. In the past 2 weeks, Ive pitched it to over a dozen newspapers. But maybe its the experience of meeting and being with the sisters in one of the most important and family intimate moments in their lives that makes me think their story is so original. But unfortunetly I've heard that they are only one of thousands....can you imagine....that's thousands of heartbreaks and families divided.
Work has been strange. Still oddly slow. And its definitely feeding my lack of motivation. I've been here in Napa of 1.5 yrs now and I've got the itch to move. Its about that time anyway. I typically move often, whether from neighborhood to neighborhood, new city, from internship to anew, from job to this, I keep bouncing around.
A few troubling things have happened in Napa in the past couple of weeks regarding the media and the police/sheriff. Here's a link: KGO story, video and still photos: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=local&id=5473420
The week before that I was theatened to be arrested by a Napa policeman who apparently refuse to acknowledge Cal. state penal code 409.5 which is the media penal code stating that all members of the media cannot be refused entry or access to natural disasters, etc, unless its a crime scene. I was at no crime scene, and it was hardly a brush fire to talk about. Just a small one at a park and a motorcycle cop decided to refuse me entry into a closed road to check out the scene and threatened to arrest me if I go down that road. My presence would not have interfered with emergency personnel.
California State law 409.5: http://www.ppagla.org/documents/mediaguide/05access.html
if you're curious!
Here are some images from our sisters story:
Sharon Reyes, 18, holds her sister, Marjorie, 10, in women's sitting area of Casa del Migrante.
Pathe and Sharon make corn tortillas in the kitchen of Casa del Migrante.
Pathe waits with the Honduran migrants at a bus terminal in Tapachula.
Sharon and Marjorie Reyes wait for their bus for San Pedro, Honduras, at a bus terminal in Tecun Uman.