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by Dewitt Jones

October 05, 2014

"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

by Lauri Gwilt

September 29, 2014

"Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. ~ Stevie Wonder

From jazz in Louisiana, to the blues in Mississippi, to rock and roll in Tennessee, it doesn't take long for the soul of the south to get inside you. Whether it was learning about its colorful history or witnessing a live performance, for me the power of the music in this part of the U.S. is an undeniable force.



by Lynette Sheppard

September 20, 2014

The roar reverberates through the Canyon as we drift on the glassy water above Crystal Rapid. The horizon line is broken by angry bursts of gravity-defying spray. However much we might wish to rethink this, we are committed. The Canyon walls rise a mile above us - and there are no trails leading to the rim.

We enter the tongue of the rapid and the raft picks up speed. We tighten our grips as we enter the maelstrom… READ MORE