Shoulders, a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

Shoulders A man crosses the street in rain, stepping gently, looking two times north and south, because his son is asleep on his shoulder. No car must splash him. No car drive too near to his shadow. This man carries the world’s most sensitive cargo but he’s not marked. Nowhere does his jacket say FRAGILE,Continue reading “Shoulders, a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye”

Dunga Brook Diary: A Year of Seeing Differently

In March, 2011, Tim, an east coast “friend”, posts a picture on Facebook – a little white house – with a question: “Who wants to be my neighbor?” I type…“How much?” He responds, “$34,000 for an 1820’s farmhouse.” I don’t hesitate, “I do. I want to be your neighbor.” Dunga Brook was a 2,000 acre dairyContinue reading “Dunga Brook Diary: A Year of Seeing Differently”

Oh my god, I love this guy…

For D. D.k. Crawford…the story of Chevy’s return home. Chevy disappeared this past Thursday as I was walking him, I had dropped his leash for a minute to look for my grandmother’s ring, which was refashioned from my grandfather’s platinum and diamond hat pin (he was a dandy back in the day), the ring hadContinue reading “Oh my god, I love this guy…”

iPhoneography & the black and white via Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” ~Henri Cartier-Bresson Lately, I have been pushing myself to get better at black and white photography. A good black and white photo seems a poem compared to the novellaContinue reading “iPhoneography & the black and white via Henri Cartier-Bresson”

The Indiana Tree For Maili

http://themailifiles.blogspot.com/2013/04/one-bold-step_30.html Wow, my friend Maili wrote about my journey on her blog, The Maili Files. She is a wonderful chef, a dedicated mom and a gifted writer. As I read what she wrote about me, I could feel my heart increasing in size, like the Grinch when he hears the Whos in Whoville sing theirContinue reading “The Indiana Tree For Maili”

SEEING DIFFERENTLY and a shutter click of brilliance from Ansel Adams

SEEING DIFFERENTLY “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams” Ok, come see me differently, as in totally out of my element…conducting aContinue reading “SEEING DIFFERENTLY and a shutter click of brilliance from Ansel Adams”

The Saga of My First iPhoneography Gallery Show and A Love Letter To A Gallery Owner I Have Never Met

When I was asked to have a show of my iPhoneography at the Cherry Branch Gallery, I was thrilled. That was a year ago. Little did I know that saying yes to that show would send me spiraling into a year filled with self-doubt and questions about who I thought I was and how theContinue reading “The Saga of My First iPhoneography Gallery Show and A Love Letter To A Gallery Owner I Have Never Met”

Art In The Palm Of Your Hand and a lesson from John Burroughs

“The lesson which life constantly enforces is ‘Look underfoot.’ You are always nearer to the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Every place is the center of the world.”~ John Burroughs Today, I am packing myContinue reading “Art In The Palm Of Your Hand and a lesson from John Burroughs”

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