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Now America Waits

By Wednesday, November 4th, America still didn't have a clear winner. Headlines summed it up perfectly: Now, America Waits. Wednesday . . . Thursday . . . Friday. I planted orange and burgundy chrysanthemums in the garden while constantly checking news outlets for...

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Women’s Right to Vote

As November 3rd approached, lines for early voting at Franklin County Board of Elections wound past adjoining businesses and around the building even on days of rain. In this photograph a headline reminds us to vote. A century ago women weren't allowed to...

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In Memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In Memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg The world lost a giant of a person yesterday. She was an intellectual, a U.S. Constitutional law expert, U.S. Supreme Court judge, women's rights advocate, a wife, mother, grandmother, and she was a #MeToo woman who tore down barriers...

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Work Published

Part of the 2020 News Headlines series, including "Billions to Suffer" (above), was recently published in South by Southeast Photomagazine. The call went out from the publisher for images and words about "2020 Election: What Matters". It was curated by distinguished...

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Dreams Deferred gets a spot . . .

I am honored that Dreams Deferred has been selected by a panel of three jurors for inclusion in the WideOpen: Excellence in Photography 2020 exhibit at the "Dairy Barn Arts Center" in Athens, Ohio (not Greece). The prestigious jurors were Pete Souza, Ardine...

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Words Matter Too

Poison Ivy; Poison Words Poison Ivy lays across newspaper headlines and a photo of the president of the United States. If you're thinking, "It's dark", that is, of course, intentional. Photographs like this are known as low key or low key tones. Converting the photo...

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Basket and News

Freshly cut lily of the valley and newspaper. With the progression of spring flowers also came the continued assault of Covid-19 across the globe. We must summon up the courage to defy Covid-19: self-distance, wear face protection, wash hands frequently and...

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Pandemic Ponderings #5: A Sad and Human Face

  Coronavirus arrived with the spring flowers. In our region, the last snow drops still hang on delicate stems. These tiny flowers have long reminded me of an etching by the artist Odilon Redon (1840 – 1916) called Swamp Flower, A Sad and Human Face. If...

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Pandemic Pondering #4: A Naked Truth

In this photograph, the beauty of two tulips has disappeared with time. Petals have fallen away exposing the stigma (innermost section). In society too, the raw, bare truth of the Covid 19 pandemic is being revealed. Hard working people can't pay their rent or...

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Pandemic Ponderings #3

  How do couples plan their wedding while navigating the great unknown of the Covid 19 pandemic? I'm thinking about my niece and her fiancé right now. They have been planning an August wedding for months. With him stationed on the west coast and her stationed on...

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