Pondering, Photographing, and Writing about Wild Places

Blog

Morning Dilemma

At 7:00 in the morning, with whippoorwills calling, dew on the grass, hot coffee on my desk and ideas in my head, whether to go for a walk or to...
Read More

September Thanks

It is September in Tennessee and, unlike in so many of our northern states where the sumacs have been bright red for a couple weeks already, we are still in...
Read More

Thinking About Children.

I woke up a little before 5:00 this morning remembering a joke from my childhood. Being really bad at remembering jokes and given that this was a very bad joke,...
Read More

What do you see?

There was once a young monk who ran across his master on a meditative walk. As he approached trying to be respectful and quiet, he saw the master spit on...
Read More

Good Dogs

I have a reputation in my neighborhood. I am good with dogs. I love them. They love me. So when my many dog-owning friends (most of whom are also artists...
Read More

A Visit to the Not-So-Local Outfitter

I always forget something. This time it was my water bottle. (You’d think that as many as I own, I would remember at least one of them, but no.) No...
Read More

A Late Winter Lunch

It’s funny how perspectives change. In August, the thought of late February, conjures of images of darkness, bare trees, a chance of snow, and mostly cold—a climate I have long...
Read More

What Jim Needs… Four Days Later

Four days have passed since I posted my “what Jim needs” list on my blog and I thought I would try the experiment again. There were a few of the...
Read More

What Jim needs…

I really enjoy telling people that I don’t have Internet access at home. I think the only thing I enjoy sharing more than that is the absence of a television...
Read More