Earth & Air

SEEDS OF HOPE ON THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS

INTRODUCTION I’m going to envision and sketch an image of the interrelatedness of our environments: human, natural, and spiritual.  I’ve come to imagine them as dynamically one since I witnessed the image of the Earth from the moon; we all live here together.  I am of course expanding…

Farm Life

Living on a farm, especially during the pandemic, brings perspective. Farm life is seven days a week, no matter what the weather or how you feel – life needs to be taken care of every day. The pandemic has not changed our lifestyle much, but we have been…

INSPIRATION

  Being sequestered in our homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us searching for new ways to be inspired. My husband and I very much enjoy our home yet, a change of scenery is much more inspirational than our common day to day routines. …

My Happy Place

  Olivia and Patti on the dock of the Bay Inspiration. I spent a lot of time thinking about this and what to write. Many things inspire me, but it really boiled down to happiness. Many things bring happiness, but being around water is my inspiration and happiness….

Languages

  I’m turning off the incessant negative news reportage, and contemplating the beauty of nature springing forth.   I’ve perfected so well my language of words, yet I find in the plant world a different expanded awareness of language beyond just my language of words.   It’s a…

PAINTING THE NOW

  At the park this evening, I’m contemplating the way the wind is drawing moving patterns on the water with the colors of the setting sun and sky reflecting on the pond’s mirror-like surface.  Along the shore, the pond is totally calm reflecting the colors and shapes of…

Primal Art

  Primal Art I have no words Don’t know how Chilled rain outside Dirty cave Lips quivering, Body trembling Dark knight Bright sunlight Dark knight Nothing to do Fire is out Burnt sticks Next to the fire I feel an urge What to do Grabbed burnt log Stain…

The Art of Photography: Bernard Basley

  These are some images taken in Ho Chi Ming City and in the Mekong Delta. Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television…

E-mails from Jason

February 2008 Hello everyone from cold and beautiful Afghanistan where the weather changes from day to day like (some) people change their underwear. Shall I begin my story? I shall. This is our first mission out to our training area without 2 of our men. SGT N. and…