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

Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

“Conflicts and Harmonies,” a new installation by renowned artist Luigi Petracchi opens this weekend in beautiful Pistoia, Italy. The show is described by curator Laura Monaldi as “an introspective invitation to personal reflection; an invitation to ‘descend’ within the most complex, deep and ancestral themes with which modern man lives, often ignoring its existence. From artistic creation – pages wisely elaborated by hand and chemically, … Continue reading Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

WorldWide! Celebrating the World’s Image Makers

A new series of posts from stories written for WorldWide Magazine Continue reading WorldWide! Celebrating the World’s Image Makers

World Water Day: Remembering the art and spirit of Rachel Carson

It’s a dark, moody day here in Oregon. The rain, though, as gloomy as it feels on the second full day of spring, is a good thing. Drought stalks us. Climate change is upon us. Forecasters are already predicting another terrible fire season across the American West this summer. As if the world doesn’t already feel anxious enough….. At a recent National Geographic LIVE! event … Continue reading World Water Day: Remembering the art and spirit of Rachel Carson

If the stars should appear

“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson On Thanksgiving night last November, I sat for hours in a Wisconsin … Continue reading If the stars should appear

“Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22

“Empathy is the key to great stories” –Ami Vitale I had the great honor of meeting American photojournalist and National Geographic contributor Ami Vitale in Siena, Italy in October at the Siena International Photography Awards Ceremony and Festival. Ami won the Storytelling category in Siena and the prestigious title of “Best Author 2017.” She gave her powerful and inspiring National Geographic LIVE presentation at the University … Continue reading “Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22