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Instinct for Joy

I came home from the gym at five this afternoon. The sun was still high in the winter sky but the shadows have already lengthened to cover much of the small garden outside my house. A shaft of sunshine shone … Continue reading

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Life as a Turkey

Tonight is one of those nights when “God disposes.” I had started my preparation for what I was going to write tonight but while having supper I found myself watching a Nature program on PBS. The title was intriguing, “My … Continue reading

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Age of Passion

A friend, a physiatrist at a Veterans Administration hospital in New England, wrote me how she was reluctantly but ineluctably moving towards retirement. She didn’t know what she would do. She knew other friends who had retired and they seemed … Continue reading

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Visions of the Ineffable: the Artist’s Calling

It’s nearly ten Thursday night, an intensely productive day!   Not with photography or writing, my two top priority daily activities, but a melange of activities from the time I woke up this morning until now. I should go to … Continue reading

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Not Pretty, Dark, Incomprehensible!

Semana santa, Holy Week, retains its place in my religious imagination as it comes around each year. Lent and Advent, the containing seasons of the Christian liturgical year, were the highlights of my childhood and today invite even more dogged … Continue reading

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Art Connecting Life

I only really treated photography seriously in 2008 and it’s been a rollicking ride ever since. I had no sense then how taking photographs would change my life, change me in a process that would test and redefine any beliefs … Continue reading

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Desert in Spiritual Quest

Long before I heard about the Desert Fathers of the 3rd and 4th centuries in Christian Egypt and Syria, desert had come to symbolize one of my earliest religious experiences. As a child my inner world centered on the high … Continue reading

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