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The Unbending Beauty of Winter

Winter is the most honest of seasons. It can be beautiful and brutal in equal measures. If you accept it for what it is, it becomes your friend, your lover even. But if you insist that it playact, be anything … Continue reading

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A Personal Gallery of Holiday Images

Like most people, my wife and I snap pictures of holiday memories, fall getaways, Thanksgivings, winter daytrips and, of course, Christmas — Trudy magically Christmafies our home every year. Here’s a gallery of images (minus family-only photos) we’ve captured during … Continue reading

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Living Wonders

If you look up “natural wonders,” you’ll see some amazing rock formations and majestic snow-covered mountains–wonders indeed. But the most marvelous thing of all is that our planet is full of living wonders. Enjoy these images of life on earth … Continue reading

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I Am of the Sky

I am of the earth say my feet I am of wood and stone say my hands I am of sky and clouds say my eyes I am of the stars says my heart I am of eternity says my … Continue reading

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On Being Free

Thought for the Week You can never be free in the future. You can only be free in the present. But take heart— it’s always the present. ~MT~

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The Greatest Artist of All Time

He’s had the longest career of any artist in history, and at a considerably advanced age is still crafting new works. He creates in every medium–sculpture, engraving, painting, even performance art–and the scale of his work runs from the subatomic to the cosmic. Some … Continue reading

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Waterfalls and Wine

We’re back! Combining research for an in-the-works memoir and location scouting for a potential future film, my wife and I hit the road for upstate New York last week–and we encountered waterfalls and wine at every turn! First, we travelled … Continue reading

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Ahhctober!

Autumn colors will peak this month in most of the Northern Hemisphere. How inspiring is it? If you google “landscape paintings,” over half the images you see will have been painted in October. Ditto photographs. And if you’re south of … Continue reading

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Noisy Neighbours

Originally posted on The Adventures Of…:
In life, sometimes you encounter episodes that are hard to describe, or for others to believe. One such episode, happened to me at Masai Mara, in Kenya. The park is themeing with wildlife. Wildlife…

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“To See the World in a Grain of Sand”

It’s hard to believe that William Blake wasn’t looking through a microscope when he wrote those words. I was astonished when, as a kid, I read Richard Matheson’s sci-fi classic The Shrinking Man, and realized creation is not only infinitely … Continue reading

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