February 16, 2020

"Just watch out the window Ginger. When you see red clay and pine trees we will be getting close to home," were the words my grandmother would say to my mom as they traveled by steam locomotive back to Augusta to visit the family doctor in the 1940s. Traveling from Ohi...

February 11, 2020

She had gray piercing eyes and as she starred back at me I noticed a hint of a smile. Just a small smile and just enough to know she approved. I was oblivious to those around me; the traveling families, the overeaters, the comfort food lovers, the wait staff rushing or...

November 29, 2019

For many, Spring is for cleaning. For me, Fall is for a reset. Fall brings sensory memories back to my mind. Whether it be the sounds of a flock of migrating Canada Geese or the colors of changing leaves. The smell of fresh split oak wood sends me back to the mid-1970s...

October 8, 2019

They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. But is poisoning and fertilizing a turf what really makes sense?

The lawn companies will tell you, better beware! There are creepy critters in the grass - too frightening to bear! 

Bugs will eat your gr...

October 2, 2019

A few months ago while filming a time-lapse near a pond in Perry, Georgia, I noticed movement in the still water in front of me. There, in the middle of emanating rings of motion was a dragonfly, fluttering in the water, trying with all its might to get airborne again....

August 20, 2019

What an absolutely magical experience. Magical...that is the best word I know in our language to describe my night spent at Cape Lookout in North Carolina. 
I was really excited about this escape. And when the ferry came to pick me up at Harkers Island, I started to bo...

August 18, 2019

Did a dinosaur know, did a dinosaur care? Was he simply enjoying a meal in the warm summer air?

Preoccupied with now, and living just for today, that dinosaur was engaged with the present, not time far away. 

He had noticed the signs - the warmer weather and stronger sto...

July 16, 2019

Are you a good listener? Chances are you are not. In fact most of us are horrible listeners. 

If someone was trying to tell you that you were in danger, if someone was trying to show you that there is a problem, wouldn't you want to understand them? 

I have been noticing...

July 4, 2019

Throughout my life I have crossed paths with many people. Some breeze by like a glance at an intersection before a light turns green. There is no real connection, no reason to follow up, no wanting to know more about this person. I will never see them, never ever hear...

April 27, 2019

I love a spring morning. As I contemplate the day ahead in those early waking hours, when the light in the room is dim and the gears in my mind are free of wear, I listen to the marvelous chorus coming from outside my window. The joyous sound of life. An exaltation in...

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