Who I Am

1969: Life began and men landed on the moon.

69-72: Cradle years, no memories but I am desperately afraid of bars to this day.

1977: Second grade: First music teacher, drum lesson, he always called us girls. Never forgot his teaching.

1982: Seventh grade: Picked up the guitar and got good at sports (finally), well not very good just not embarrassingly bad.

1984: Ninth grade: First band called “The Blast”, and it was. Grew hair, made parents proud.

1987: Graduated High School, my parents proved the power of prayer.

1988: Went to college – Communication major – Literature, philosophy and photography came alive to me.

1989: Met Jesus and said “hi”, read a lot of Nietzsche.

1991: Understood Nietzsche, some of it. Had “The College Bar-Band”, wrote really bad poetry and song lyrics, great period of my life but not even close to the best period.

1992: Hello real world. That costs how much????

1993: Met Buddha, asked him “where did you get those sandals”, he responded “walk right down that middle path over there”.

1994 – 2000: Took a lot of photos, traveled the country and survived Y2K of pending death.

1996: Was given a dog as a gift, Kiani (a.k.a. –the K-man), the best spiritual teacher ever. Walked into the woods, discovered God. Actually the K-man introduced us.

2001: Put out first CD with Sarah Wilkins. Played a lot of coffee houses, churches and festivals, discovered that red wine and coffee are my drugs of choice.

2002: Introduced to Elizabeth, breathed air for the very first time.

2003: Put out first and only instrumental CD.

2004: Married Elizabeth, proving the power of prayer to myself.

2005: Craig Photography became a husband and wife team, best lifestyle, economical, decision ever.  Same year we went to Italy, brought back a bean, read on.

In October of 2005 I was told that I have a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis, 

2006: Elizabeth gave birth to the “Bean”, we call her Ella. The “E –Team came alive.

2008: Correctly diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica.

2011: Dedicated myself to help others lead a life filled with health, creativity, simplicity infused with the "heart of a servant" and the "strength of a fighter"...and that takes practice.

2012: Survived the December 21, 2012 Mayan prophecy of the end of time. This the second doomsday prediction of my life time that never came to be (Y2K being the first, look it up). Maybe the third will be the charm?

2013: I became obsessive about cinematography. Got addicted to buying vinyl albums. Reconnected with Erik Vecere and wrote lots of music with him. Had my soul scrubbed by the love of my life...countless times.

Present: Smile all the time, best period of my life so far……