by Tania Carriere

October 19, 2014 - 5:16am

The red of the Vermont maple at the beginning of October is a colour that is uniquely soul stirring; it catches my breath. I sit and gaze at the colour, trying to pull it into my memory, to save it somewhere to warm up the eventual cold winter days that are to come. I’m in the midst of the autumn forest, quietly in meditation pose. Feeling my appreciation of beauty rise to fullness and spill to overflowing….abundance. And… READ MORE


by Eric Alan

October 12, 2014 - 8:56am


Rosa Parks still sits on a bus bench every day at the station near where I work, decades after her role in the civil rights movement immortalized her. She's cast in bronze, near where others in the flesh await their mass transit ride. Her sculptor left space for others to sit next to her, and people of all shapes, colors, beliefs and attitudes sit beside her daily, without asking her to give up her seat. Few give… READ MORE


by Dewitt Jones

October 5, 2014 - 5:44pm

"How was it to choose forty of your slides to be reviewed?" I pose the question to a photo class I'm teaching. One young man tentatively raises his hand. "Choosing them was easy," he says," it was bringing them here and showing them, that was hard."
"'The Fears'," I muse, "all those doubts and hesitations that block us from showing our photos or, sometimes, even… READ MORE