Doesn't that sound like some bizarre parallel of life? There you are in your L.L. Bean boots, sprayed head-to-foot with anti-bug glop. You don't know what's worse -- the big heavy boots with your jeans tucked into the tops, or the slime all over your body. That anti-bug spray is icky. But you aren't going … Continue reading UNDULATING IN THE UNDERBRUSH IN THE DANGEROUS WOODS
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge - WEATHERED I resisted putting up a picture of me first thing in the morning. It was tempting, but I finally decided to take a pass on that. Weathered and wood resonate for me. Be there a photographer so dead that he or she had not sought out aging wood barns … Continue reading WEATHERED AND WORN
"For God's Sake," I shout at the giant naked bronze guy loping around my garden. "Put something on! You can't go running around like that!" It's already too late. I can hear the sirens getting closer and I know those evil neighbors are getting me back for all the nights when my dogs barked and wouldn't shut … Continue reading ART VERSUS LIFE? TRUTH? FICTION?
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter U Needs to have letters O & U in the word
Intolerance seems to be rearing its ugly head more now that Donald Trump is President. Intolerant people seem emboldened by Trump’s tolerance -- even embrace -- of intolerance. I grew up hearing a family story that illustrates an early twentieth-century version of prejudice and rigidity. The price the family paid for it was huge. A … Continue reading THE PERSONAL TRAGEDY OF INTOLERANCE – BY ELLIN CURLEY
Woodrow Wilson was an ambivalent man who harbored great hopes for humankind along with deeply ingrained personal racism. This is a fine piece of historical writing. I enjoyed it and I hope so will you.