Category Archives: World

A smile and laughter…

A smile and laughter are older than sorrow. That is what the old ones used to say. -Bertha Dan (Qual-so-litza), Swinomish * In the Nineties, I had the privilege of spending time with people of the Coast Salish tribes. Father Patrick Twohy, a Jesuit priest who lived with the Swinomish people for thirty years, invited...

Democracy

Apropos for today’s WA State Primary. Circa 1990 ish Wells Maine. Remember it like yesterday. I was to illustrate election day. I walk in, set my eyes upon these two- magic bestowed upon my lens. Sheer gift. Couldn’t have orchestrated had I tried. York County Coast Star

Bethesda Maryland

We were 14ish, she and I and many of our cohorts hanging out at her backyard pool (we would be lounging while she was cleaning it) or sporting that year’s color tee shirt for softball or working through our ‘high’ math (she clearly has taken it a teensy bit higher) homework together. Now 40 years later,...