A North Carolina Ocean

I was in North Carolina for a week with my parents and my kids and my brothers and my brother’s family. The family dynamics were at times interesting (as family dynamics can be when you’re thrown into close quarters with people you care a lot about but don’t get to see very often)…and I was […]

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Lists of 5: Round Four

It’s time, I think, for another “Lists of 5” post – if only because I have time on my hands tonight, and I find that I’m in the mood! I do have fun with these – but more than that, they’re personally interesting to me because I find I can tell a lot about myself […]

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Lists of 5 (A Third Round)

The last time I did this, I noted that I planned to do it again in six months. I’m about two months early, I realize! But I was in the mood. So: The Last Five Books I Read (in order from most recent) The Zahir, by Paulo Coelho (I just started this one. I’m never […]

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Photography and Presence

…[My] photographs arenโ€™t always iconic, or even good in an aesthetic sense. But the making of them helps me see more clearly the thinner slivers of my life: that makes even the worst of them good in some way. Perhaps for no one else, but for me.ย  And if that can make me more alive, […]

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More Lists of 5

A few months ago (on April 17th, to be exact,) I pulled myself out of a mini blogging slump by responding to a writing prompt that suggested taking the last five books you read (or songs you listened to) and using those to try to analyze something about yourself. (Here’s the original prompt. I responded […]

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Some Lists of 5

I’ve been feeling a little under-inspired when it comes to posting anything here lately. I want to, in theory…I’ve even started a couple of posts. It’s just not coming together. And then what do I chance to read a few minutes ago but this post from WordPress: “Five Posts to Write Right Now.” The first […]

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