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NO CLOSER INTIMACY

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Featured Articles, GRAVE MATTERS, INNER WORLDS | 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 by on Oct 5, 2013 in ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION, Featured Articles, OUTER WORLDS | 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 by on Sep 1, 2013 in Featured Articles, GRAVE MATTERS, INNER WORLDS | 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 by on Aug 26, 2013 in Featured Articles, OUTER WORLDS | 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 by on Mar 19, 2013 in Featured Articles, PHOTO ESSAYS | 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 WILD GRAPE VINE AS BIG AS A TREE

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in ANOTHER ROADSIDE ATTRACTION | 2 comments

A WILD GRAPE VINE AS BIG AS A TREE

Wandering the Kentucky back roads I encountered a wild grape vine as big as a tree.

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A CHILD’S GIFT TO THE ONE WHO DIED

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Featured Articles, GRAVE MATTERS | 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 by on Dec 21, 2011 in Featured Articles, INNER WORLDS | 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 by on Sep 11, 2011 in Featured Articles, PHOTO STORIES | 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 by on Aug 28, 2011 in Featured Articles, OUTER WORLDS | 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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