Butter Beyond Richness

Butter Beyond Richness

    EXCERPT from Olga’s Buttercream Torte  by Helene Kobelnyk  in Vivacini  24  June  2013 For as long as I can remember, my mom would bake this torte for special holidays and for our birthdays.  There is no other recipe like this anywhere, and believe...
Things That “Leak”

Things That “Leak”

  EXCERPT from Ode to a Commode  by Helene Kobelnyk  in Vivacini  24  June  2013 I consider myself pretty brave most of the time, but there are two things  that rattle me.  The first is someone peaking into my window at night . . . I have no idea where this comes...
A Sad Day?

A Sad Day?

   It’s a Sad Day  by Peter Brickey  in Vivacini  24  June  2013 I have a lady coming by this afternoon to buy my Nikon camera equipment. I am downgrading to a smaller, lighter camera that doesn’t require lugging around a lot of stuff in my gadget bag. I...
Rethinking and Redefining

Rethinking and Redefining

  EXCERPT from For Whom the Bell Tolls  by Helene Kobelnyk  in Vivacini  24  June  2013 The winds of change have been gusting through the world of professional photography ever since digital made its debut, and this world is about to be turned upside down.  For...
Dangerous Duos

Dangerous Duos

   Dangerous Words by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  12 May 2013   A friend told me once that the two most dangerous words in the English language are, “watch this.”  That seemingly harmless phrase is almost always a prelude to stupidity and...