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NO CLOSER INTIMACY

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 | 3 comments

NO CLOSER INTIMACY

When I was younger, I thought that sex was as close as one person could be with another. After sharing the death of my mother, father, a good friend and two beloved dogs, I discovered that there were things even more intimate. Read on to find out what I have learned about these and other "Grave Matters."

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FAIRY RINGS INVADE OHIO

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 | 0 comments

FAIRY RINGS INVADE OHIO

Late summer and autumn is when "Fairy Rings" of mushrooms appear. They are said to be they places where fairies danced the night before. They are also said to be the resting places of dragons.

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BURY ME IN THE SAND

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 | 2 comments

BURY ME IN THE SAND

The sands of time once gathered round my feet.
Now they blow in drifts and dunes,
sometimes waist deep ...

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HUMMINGBIRDS and IRONWEED

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 | 0 comments

HUMMINGBIRDS and IRONWEED

Folklore says when Ironweed blooms there are six weeks remaining until the first frost. Ironweed bloomed over a week ago. The Hummingbirds are scrambling to prepare for their fast approaching trip to Central and South America.

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MY REALITY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 | 7 comments

MY REALITY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED

Every now and then I get tired of "realistic" photographs and I start playing with hand-coloring photographs, photographic constructions and other manipulations. I share these visions here.

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A CHILD’S GIFT TO THE ONE WHO DIED

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 | 1 comment

A CHILD’S GIFT TO THE ONE WHO DIED

Funerals are too quiet. Perhaps we should celebrate with some fidgeting and noisy expression of our grief, our unease about the mystery of death and, our need to address the tumultuous emotions that surface when facing the unknown.

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OUR FAMILY STORY GOES INTERNATIONAL

Posted on Dec 21, 2011 | 5 comments

OUR FAMILY STORY GOES INTERNATIONAL

My very personal, yet universal story of immigrant roots, The Key to my Grandfather's House, is being translated into Italian by the Italian magazine Mmasciata.  This is the first installment.

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GRASPING AT THE SMOKE OF 9/11

Posted on Sep 11, 2011 | 4 comments

GRASPING AT THE SMOKE OF 9/11

Briefly on 9/11, the world was one. Might we have held on to the oneness of 9/11? Politically and socially, perhaps. Emotionally and spiritually, that is more difficult.

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THE EYE OF THE STORM

Posted on Aug 28, 2011 | 3 comments

THE EYE OF THE STORM

Hurricane Irene hurled some spectacular clouds all over the heartland. We are happy to be outside of the danger zone and grateful for the sky show.

This video was made using only seven still images from the hurricane skies as well as a few Lake Erie "lake effect" clouds.

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BABIES ON THE ROOF – NO ROOM AT THE INN

Posted on Jul 28, 2011 | 3 comments

BABIES ON THE ROOF – NO ROOM AT THE INN

When 40 plus baby Purple Martins become teenagers where to they stay? At night, mom, dad and as many as five teenagers crowd into the nest box. But, by day, they head for the roof.

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BE YOUR SUBSTITUTE

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 | 1 comment

BE YOUR SUBSTITUTE

At what point do you become your own substitute, a parody of yourself ?

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THE LAST OF THE SNOW HIDES IN “WHITE SHADOWS”

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 | 0 comments

THE LAST OF THE SNOW HIDES IN “WHITE SHADOWS”

Like moss finding shelter from the sun on the north side of a tree, snow finds its last hiding place in "White Shadows."  

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DAD’S ABANDONED SHOES

Posted on Sep 10, 2010 | 5 comments

DAD’S ABANDONED SHOES

Even abandoned shoes can be poignant.

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THE KEY TO MY GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE

Posted on Aug 5, 2010 | 0 comments

THE KEY TO MY GRANDFATHER’S HOUSE

… a very personal, yet universal story of an immigrant, Italian-American family and, a trip with my brother and two Italian aunts to the place of my father's birth, Cosenza, Italy.

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