“For me, childhood roaming was what developed self-reliance, a sense of direction and adventure, imagination, a will to explore, to be able to get a little lost and then figure out the way back.” — Rebecca Solnit (A Field Guide to Getting Lost)
I have been thinking so much lately about our collective children-the children who are in general losing touch with nature, themselves and their free time to explore externally and internally. The current book project with my friend Tytia…
A Dream Within a Dream
by Edgar Allan Poe
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow:
You are not wrong who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the…
Here’s how I’m answering Wendy’s image No 50
From the series ‘Rite of Water’
When we step into the water, it is a feeling like no other. It is smooth and cool. In order for us to thrive in such an unusual environment, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable. I spent the better part of my life experiencing vulnerability in the ocean: from swimming in the shore break to surfing at the height of a summer swell to swimming off our sailboat in the ocean’s depths beyond…
I had a pretty big year-at least for me. It was a nice gradual process and most of the time I felt as if I was holding my busy-ness at arm’s length so as to not…
When I was first studying photography in the ’80s, I only shot B&W film. There were so many benefits that I didn’t realize at the time. One was that it was cost effective. I only had to pay for the rolls of film and I processed everything by hand.
Another long term benefit was that the process…