Simple Stories

Tennis begins with love

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 27, 2014

This is a photo that brings back great memories for me of playing tennis with my mom and brother. There was a nice set of courts next to the city pool, and we often rode our bikes over to play. Sometimes just Phil and I went, and sometimes Mom joined us. When we were younger […]


Good help is hard to find

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 31, 2014

Oliver, like most cats, loves to curl up on the newest at least semi-horizontal addition to his environment. So when Matt set up our computers on the dining room table one evening to rebuild them, Ollie found one of the keyboards irresistible. Thankfully, Matt called me into the room to see it, and I snapped […]


M*A*S*H 1984

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on December 11, 2013

In our sophomore and junior years in high school, Phil and I were in the drama club—and loved it! 1984 was our junior year, and we put on a production of M*A*S*H. Phil was cast as Major Frank Burns. Among other ensemble roles I was the psychologist who assesses Captain Hawkeye Pierce. And our friend […]


Another turning point

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on September 8, 2013

The tenth sketch challenge, which I’m proud to have designed, has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch and play along. This tenth sketch came with the song “Time of your life” by Green Day. My layout When considering this song as inspiration for […]


Mentor Headlands Beach

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on July 13, 2013

This layout features a photo of me in June 1990, at the beach with my boyfriend, Hansel. We had just taken a long walk and then plopped down on the sand to watch the sun set. Mentor Headlands is the beach my bro and I grew up going to, so of course I always took […]