Time, Travel & The Poetry of Things

On a trip to the Southwest Washington coast last spring, I got up at dawn to take photographs. Fog rolled in and “ruined” the light but with writing, just like photography, nothing is ever really ruined. You just have to be like a crow, picking up every shiny thing, turning it over and over for measure & finding the right place for it in your … Continue reading Time, Travel & The Poetry of Things

Mel Rolleri’s NYC: We The People

I had the great honor of interviewing renowned street photographer Mary Ellen “Mel” Rolleri recently for WorldWide Magazine, published by Siena International Photography Awards “SIPA.” Mel tirelessly documents protests, parades and everyday scenes from the streets of New York City. Thank you to Mel for sharing her thoughts and stunning images. As the Greek saying goes, “If it were not for hope, the heart would … Continue reading Mel Rolleri’s NYC: We The People

Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Yesterday was full of exploring and note-taking all along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, from lighthouse walks to a visit to the World Kite Museum (home of the Washington State International Kite Festival) near the Long Beach boardwalk, craft brew tasting at my friends Erik & Michelle’s amazing North Jetty Brewing, a rich meal of fresh-caught halibut prepared by top chef Michael Lalewicz at The Depot … Continue reading Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Ocean in View!

Sometimes the best adventures are close to home. This weekend, I’m headed to beautiful Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington state (my home state), where American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time at Station Camp. “In November of 1805, the U.S. Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reached the mouth … Continue reading Ocean in View!