Mail Order Annie

I acquired my first Harry Chapin album in the fall of 1972 when I arrived in Anchorage.  Heads & Tails it was titled.  It was the first of 11 albums Harry would produce over his too-short career that ended tragically in a car accident in May 1981, the same month and year my best friend […]

Happy Birthday, Dad

My father would have celebrated his 97th birthday today.  As it is, he passed peacefully in his sleep in his own bed on June 3, 2015.  My father was a good man, worked hard, cared for his family and was honest.  Earlier this year, I posted his ‘obituary’ on my other website.  It is a […]

Beyond Politics

I saw a bee on a flower this morning and recalled these words from Celtic thinker John O’Donohue… “Animals know nothing of Freud, Jesus, Buddha, Wall Street, the Pentagon or the Vatican.  They live outside the politics of human intention… they already inhabit the eternal… the dignity, beauty, and wisdom of the animal world [is] […]

Gonna Set My Soul Free

Swedish writer and photographer Staffan Widstrand comments, “Many people have experienced for themselves the value of simply walking in nature, how you return feeling refreshed, how your thinking is clearer and you are more balanced.” My personal direct encounters with nature throughout my life verify Mr. Widstrand’s observation. “In a hole in the ground there […]