Standing Up for a Better Tomorrow

Standing Up for a Better Tomorrow

At the beginning of any new administration, it is typical for a sense of uncertainty to pervade the air. The possibility of incredible change leads us away from the security of basic human understanding and towards a popular willingness to give in to fear of difference. However, it is important[…]

by × January 13, 2017 ×

The Sun Stands Still, Celebrating the Winter Solstice

The Sun Stands Still, Celebrating the Winter Solstice

The day begins late and ends early. A stretch of low light glances at an angle across chilled landscapes, some blanketed in ice and snow, others dry and brittle without the warmth of life we associate with the earth. The shortest day of the year may be dark or dreary,[…]

by × January 4, 2017 ×

A Season of Gratitude

A Season of Gratitude

The Holiday Season is upon us! A time of joy and celebration. A time to gather with family and friends. And, also, a time for inner reflection. I recently read there are at least 37 holidays celebrated around the world at this time of year. Regardless of which one you[…]

by × December 14, 2016 ×

Gathering for a Feast: Holiday Entertaining

Gathering for a Feast: Holiday Entertaining

Gathering for a Feast: Holiday Entertaining Can you feel it in the air? The end of fall is near and the start of the holiday season is quickly approaching. The holiday season means many things to many people. For some it’s a time to reflect and express gratitude, for others,[…]

by × November 16, 2016 ×

Honoring the First Nations:  Literature written by and about Native Americans

Honoring the First Nations: Literature written by and about Native Americans

November, the month for many Americans which signifies the great celebratory day of Thanksgiving, has been designated the National Native American Heritage month since the early to mid-90s. Given the history of the United States and the history of the land upon which it calls it’s home, dedicating a month[…]

by × November 15, 2016 ×

Season of the Witch: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem

Season of the Witch: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem

Season of the Witch: Magic, Mystery & Mayhem Who doesn’t love a good mystery? That book you pick up and just can’t put down. The one that has you on the edge of your seat, that grabs you and won’t let go. Now that the nights are longer and colder[…]

by × October 19, 2016 ×

As the Year Wanes: Colors of Change in the Literature of the American South

As the Year Wanes: Colors of Change in the Literature of the American South

Fall arrives with a shift in the weather, a subtle tick down on the thermometer, a gentle breeze with a hint of icy breath at its edges. We reach for a light sweater, a knitted scarf. We watch the tree branches resist the air’s gathering attack, their leaves drying, browning…falling.[…]

by × September 29, 2016 ×

Fabulous Fall Photography:  Leaf Peeping Tips & Destinations

Fabulous Fall Photography: Leaf Peeping Tips & Destinations

Autumn, the most magical of times for outdoor photography. Location, they say, is everything…yet sometimes you can capture the most perfect image just outside your front door when the light hits just right. And it’s not just foliage that makes fall photography so special. Use water as a source of[…]

by × September 21, 2016 ×

Let’s Get Lost: Exploring the World

Let’s Get Lost: Exploring the World

In my early twenties, during arid summers and dry, Southern California winters, I would drive the back country roads of my county with the windows rolled down and the music turned up (Think shoe gaze pop masters Ride, and queue the classic “Let’s Get Lost” if you can find a[…]

by × August 23, 2016 ×