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,

A Creative Morning in Cowpens

A Creative Morning in Cowpens

“Art feeds my soul. Great books battleproof my hope. Rich conversations magnify my creativity. Wonderful music uplifts my heart. Beautiful sights fortify my spirit.”
― Robin Sharma

 

Last Saturday morning, I met great friends and fellow photographers, Les and Janet Saucier, in Cowpens, South Carolina.

In 1781, Cowpens was the sight of an important victory for America in the fight for independence from the British.

It was not Cowpen’s history that led my friends, Les, Janet, and me to Cowpens, but rather

A Potential Wash Out

A Potential Wash Out

“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more
chances, Be more active, Show up more often.”
― Brian Tracy

Always go!  Seriously, ALWAYS go!  This is one of the most important lessons I have learned since I began my journey with photography more than decade ago.

I tend to go photograph favorite places time and time again.  Charleston is one of my must visit destinations in spring time.  In spring and fall, I visit

Inspiration, a Trip, and a Mistake

Inspiration, a Trip, and a Mistake

“It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.”

– Jean-Luc Godard

 

Sometime, shortly after midnight, I woke up with a mind full of thoughts.  These thoughts made going back to sleep impossible.  Rather than staring at the ceiling,