Hymn Sing

At one time I belonged to a community that met each summer in Maine.  It was kind of like a summer camp, and yet not at all.  It was a community of families that had met for a month together each in summer in Maine for several generations, dating back to the early 20th century. … More Hymn Sing


pre·car·i·ous /prəˈkerēəs/ adjective 1. not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse. “a precarious ladder” 2. dependent on chance; uncertain. “she made a precarious living by writing”

Ask Me

There is a poem by William Stafford that has meant a great deal to me for years (undoubtably it’s been posted on these pages before). I first read it in one of my favorite books by Robert Adams, Listening to the River. I read the poem at my father’s funeral, and it came up again years … More Ask Me

Chance Encounters

Back in April or May of this year, I received an email through my website.  It was from a photographer in Novi Sad, Serbia.  My partner thought it was a scam, but the email invited me to come and visit the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. I responded to the email.  There was so … More Chance Encounters