Author Archives: caroldwyer

About caroldwyer

A freelance photographer and blogger, I'm also a non-traditional graduate of Cabrini College with a B.A. in communication, minor in English and concentration in film studies. As a student, I was a staff writer, photographer and copy editor for the Loquitur. In my final semester, I assisted in promoting campus literary events for Woodcrest Literary Magazine. I love travel, historic places, nature, wildlife and the arts. I hope to be involved in some way with one of those areas throughout my media career. Currently, I'm pursuing my M.F.A. in creative writing and publishing. Read my film blog at http://cdwyerfilminspired.wordpress.com - and my literary blog at http://cdwyerbookishgrad.wordpress.com

Remembering a friend lost in a motorcycle crash

No matter how safely I drive, I’m always nervous near anyone on a motorcycle because he or she is so exposed as they ride. It saddens me to learn of reports about any motorcyclists killed in accidents. A personal reason … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Outer Banks and its historic lighthouse move

Warm weather days make me wish that I could take off for a week-long stay at a favorite coastal setting, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I haven’t been there since June 2004 and stayed at the Cape Hatteras Motel; the … Continue reading

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A friendly encounter on the road and a quick car show stop

My best friend and I met up in the King of Prussia area for lunch and some shopping on the first sunday of the month. It’s a long drive for me and I was running late, hoping that nothing else … Continue reading

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Taking on the Edge Challenge, Week 4

I want to start out this post mentioning a few struggles I’ve had with various exercises or classes, only because I’ve had some improvement. By the way, the photo below is of a token that attendants pick up at the … Continue reading

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Taking on the Edge Challenge at Edge Fitness

One of the malls in my area had been torn down, leaving only two of the main stores, Sears and Boscov’s. The site is back in business now as an open-air walkable shopping promenade with a cut-through lane. Several restaurant … Continue reading

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A memorial for my mom in honor of her birthday

This past week, my mom would’ve turned 65 and as a memorial to her, I wanted to post about some of the things she enjoyed. It was very sudden when she had the emergency which led to her passing. She … Continue reading

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The Closing of Glen Onoko

Photos of waterfalls in various state parks have me inspired to venture along trails and take in these spectacular sites for myself. A few are within a short driving distance from where I live, including the falls at Ridley Creek … Continue reading

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