Author: Crystal Dalene

  • Depression – My Story

    Depression – My Story

    Basic Information About Depression According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “Depression is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.” Even though depression is common, it should not be ignored. Types Though there are several […]

  • How To Go 30 Days With NO Dessert

    How To Go 30 Days With NO Dessert

    I love dessert chocolate, ice cream, cheesecake, cookies, and candy. I will frequently eat dessert after lunch and dinner, sometimes as a snack too. All this sweet eating does not help me become healthy. I know it, but I feel addicted to eating a dessert, preferably chocolate. As you can imagine, I am not meeting […]

  • What I Want My Children to Experience

    What I Want My Children to Experience

    This society has become reliant on technology. Some of it good, some of it not so good. Through technology, my children can have weekly face to face chats with their grandparents who live thousands of miles away. On the other hand, it can be common to have everyone stuck in front of a screen rather […]

  • Easter Baskets

    Easter Baskets

    Like many families at this time, you probably wonder what to put in Easter baskets. Every spring we tell our children that the Easter bunny left baskets of goodies. Since Easter does not resemble Christmas with its myriad of presents, knowing what to put in the basket becomes more difficult. Here are a few suggestions […]

  • Which Is More Important: Christmas or Easter?

    Which Is More Important: Christmas or Easter?

    What is more important to celebrate: Easter or Christmas? When I typed that question into Google, most of the summaries concluded that Easter should be more important. I often thought the same thing. Then I realized something. First, let’s take the question,which came first: the chicken or the egg? Honestly, the answer does not matter. […]

  • The Other Miss Bridgerton Book Review

    The Other Miss Bridgerton Book Review

    The Other Miss Bridgerton, written by Julia Quinn, continues her series of the Rokesby family in the 1700’s. As the third book in the series, the main character has been introduced previously. In this book we meet one of the many cousins of the Bridgerton family. The Bridgerton family stars in another of Quinn’s series. […]

  • Showing Christianity

    Showing Christianity

    While listening to the talk “Choose You This Day” from 1971, I heard N. Eldon Tanner mention “As someone has said: “If we were to be arrested for being Christians, I wonder if there would be enough evidence to convict us?” That struck me as a relevant question for today and for my life. If […]

  • ISO – Light Sensitivity

    ISO – Light Sensitivity

    A picture formulates at the back of the eye. The amount of light let into the eye helps form the picture depending on how sensitive to light your eye becomes and how much available. During low light conditions your eye increases its light sensitivity. While it decreases at brighter conditions. When you go from a […]

  • Aperture

    Aperture

    Like the pupil of an eye, the aperture of a camera gets larger or smaller to let in light and depth. The photographer chooses the amount the aperture opens. Aperture with shutter speed and ISO can achieve the right effect. These three form the exposure triangle that when understood allows a photographer to take great […]

  • Shutter Speed

    Shutter Speed

    Shutter speed is similar to the eyelid. When open you can see, but when the eyelid closes then the last image imprints. The longer the eyelid stays open the more light that enters. Shutter speed works in a similar way. The dictionary gives the definition of shutter speed as the “the time for which a […]