December 4, 2010
i know it’s been ages since i’ve posted photos or written here. i could go on about my excuses for not being here but would rather write as to why i’m back. i’ve realized that this month when worlds collide is going into it’s 3rd year. it’s hard for me to believe that i’ve had the blog this long. for me, it’s been a great creative outlet for photography and my desire to write more. photography comes very easy to me compared to the writing.
in an attempt to make some positive changes with the blog, i’m going to attempt to write about more personal things that are important to me: simple living and a vegan diet- including inspiration from the world peace diet. also, i would like to broaden my subjects in photography. i may throw in a few comments about books, film, and music too. another change in the blog is that i’ve invited someone to collaborate. richard and i met this past year. i think he’s a very good writer and am looking forward to his contributions. i think he will have a very positive effect on the blog, just like the positive effect he has had on me.
love is grand.
July 11, 2010
what do you see?
June 6, 2010
lots of stormy clouds to look at around here lately. it was also hot and muggy too. i’m happy to report that today even though the clouds are still here, it’s much cooler. actually, it’s downright chilly! this is indiana after all.
now that school is out, i’m thinking about summer activities and one of those is a summer reading list. i think i will start with some short works by tolstoy. last summer i read knut hamsun and dostoyevsky and enjoyed them very much. jumping ahead a century and continents, i think anything by jack kerouac is a good summer read. i came across on the road; the original scroll at the library. kerouac typed the original manuscript single spaced and in one long sentence and taped the ends of the pages together; all rolled up into one awesome, holy scroll. the beats bible. i’ve read parts of it and i think it would be a great summer read; even better than the originally published version. classic american.
what is on your summer reading list?
peace & books,
March 25, 2010
this is a photo from last winter (09). this approaching storm was very strong and knocked out our power for 16 hours. there i was out in it.
don’t you love the barn roof? it’s practically luminous!
it’s been a quiet week around here with the kids gone. for spring break their dad has taken them with him on a trip to california. ah, to be young again. can you imagine what california must look like to 2 kids from oakville, indiana? my parents liked to travel so i was able to see a lot of the US as a child. then when i was married, i got to travel some more. even as a child, i knew that i could only feel at home in a rural, open setting.
home: a place of personal solitude.
what is your definition of home?
December 14, 2009
with the onset of winter fast approaching, i’m looking forward to tramping around the countryside in search of worthy subjects to photograph. i love the contrast between this thorny branch and the late afternoon gray sky.
Into Death Bravely
by Jimmy Santiago Baca
dec. 15. since publishing this, i learned that my cousin John Pfeiffer passed away unexpectedly sunday. it occurs to me now, that it was he who inspired this post.
November 21, 2009
another bergman moment for me. too bad i didn’t think to take it in b&w :(.
more harvest pictures coming soon…..