Caged:  In the Aquarium

Caged: In the Aquarium

“An aquarium is just an echo of the ocean.”
― Ben Caldwell

I always wanted to scuba dive.  When I was in my forties, I had the opportunity to take a resort diving course while on vacation.  My experience with the resort course and first dive was

Caged:  My Next Personal Photography Project

Caged: My Next Personal Photography Project

“Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.”
― Rumi

January 1, 2021 not only ended an extremely fulfilling career in education, but also my personal photography project to create photographs everyday at work for the final years of my career.  I worked on this project for three and a half years.  Closing the chapters on both the career and the project

New Year, New Learning

New Year, New Learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin

More than six years ago, I received some lighting equipment as a gift.  It was a gift that I requested.  Since that time,

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carrol

Of all the places I visit time and time again, Roan Mountain is a location that

Appreciating the Past, Anticipating the Future, Living in the Present

Appreciating the Past, Anticipating the Future, Living in the Present

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”
― Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Thirty-three and a half years ago I began my career teaching on Edisto Island, South Carolina.  Each teacher at my school was a first-year teacher.  We all commuted an hour each way from

Favorite Images of 2020

Favorite Images of 2020

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
― Audrey Hepburn

Each year, at this time, I look through the images I created throughout the year and choose my favorites.  Typically this project has been a relatively easy thing to do.  This year, I spent significantly more time making my selections and

Next Stop…Abbeville!

Next Stop…Abbeville!

“Take a detour.
Discover small towns
and friendly faces
that don’t grow along the highway.”
― Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Sometime since Covid took hold of our lives, I started a new personal photography project.  This project was to visit small towns and interesting places in the Carolinas, my home.  Keith  Carter’s project resulting in his book,

The Present of Being Present

The Present of Being Present

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.”

-Robert Wyland

My best friend of 45 years, Dena, invited me to spend time with her at her beach house located in Carolina Beach, North Carolina.  I looked forward to the trip for so many reasons.  First of all,