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Posts by Caren Libby

Building Community with Productive Networking

It was the Winter of 2009, and our country was in the thick of the Great Recession. The United States went through its longest and, by most measures, worst economic recession since the Great Depression between December 2007 and June 2009. It was a time of economic upheaval that shifted the direction of the lives…

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Turning Passion into Purpose and Profit

It all started with a love for art. As a child, I enjoyed drawing and painting and experimenting with color. And when I began taking photographs, I felt a spark that eventually burst into a burning desire to develop those skills. It was a blessing to discover this creative outlet early in life. The Twenties…

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Seeing the World Through Our Own Lens

When I moved to Northern California in 1996, I had no idea what to expect. After spending most of my life in a conservative, midwestern environment, I was curious about what life would be like on the Golden Coast. Was it different? Oh my – yes! It was such a mixture of stunning landscapes and…

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The Joy of Smartphones

Photo Credit: vrstudio at Adobe Stock

Last summer, I visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with my family. It was a relaxing, enjoyable vacation that I’ll always remember. My Smartphone was a constant companion that made the experience as seamless as possible. Since I’m a professional photographer, I try to have one of my DSLR cameras with me, but there are times when…

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