Connect

Connections to the Past & Present Ancient Egyptians believed that a person whose name was recorded somewhere would not disappear after death. The cartouche, or oval surrounding the name, was meant to protect the individual from evil spirits in life and after death. The cartouche has become a symbol representing good luck and protection from evil. I wear Read More …

Solitude

The tale of Riley the Rollerblade Bird is a true story with an unlikely happy ending. It is a cautionary tale of the dangers of “good intentions.” It is a sad little tale about the everyday tragedies and indifference of nature. And today, it provides the inspiration behind a poem to illustrate a photo. The Read More …

Clearly, Water

Dihydrogen monoxide: essential, yet deadly. What other substance on earth has claimed so many lives and fueled so many bitter conflicts? We often take it for granted, but we can’t go a week without it. There are nefarious souls who would bottle it up at the natural source and sell it back to us at Read More …

Home is in the Imagination

When I think of “home,” I think of family. I think of the various places we’ve lived, the houses within whose walls we dwelled, the character of the communities we’ve been a part of, that have become a part of us – and yet, I know that when you try to go back home, it’s Read More …