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Nostalgia just isn’t what it used to be: now it is infused with selective memories and applied to politics. This work of fiction explores a way of returning to the past, a past that I experienced in real time. It is filled with the details of the 1950s that some may remember and others will find entirely strange and foreign. The photograph here is of my mother, with me and my brother,… Read More

We “took over” Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for one beautiful late October morning when we were the only visitors. The photographs here were taken during those enchanted hours. The spicy scent of sagebrush fills the morning air. Mist rises from wetlands teeming with waterfowl. A Coyote trots across a meadow with a purposeful gait. In a burst of energy a cloud of thousands of dazzling white Ross’s Geese take to the air in a frenzy,… Read More

Historic Bridge Park near Battle Creek, Michigan, includes six historic bridges; the park was temporarily harmed by an Enbridge Energy spill of crude oil from a pipeline carrying oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada.

Hiking to the Gobblers Knob Fire Lookout, which stands near Mount Rainier. The lookout has a wonderful history and one of the most spectacular views in the USA; the approach trail skirted two subalpine lakes and was filled with wildflowers.

The California village of Mendocino, located along the Pacific Coast north of San Francisco, is among the most beautiful towns in America. Long an artist colony, it has also appeared in numerous Hollywood movies and television shows.

California’s Bodie State Historic Park preserves an old gold mining town in a state of “arrested decay.” Near the Nevada border and east of the Sierra, Bodie presents a slice of the old west.