Go through all of the photos you took this year. Print your favorite 10 shots. Don’t keep your photos trapped on your phone. Surround yourself by them. Try them in a few different sizes, different frames, have them printed on canvas or metal. Or, if you’re feeling like getting your hands into something, try doing an inkjet transfer on wood. Give your photos to the people in them. Go out and… Read More
Passing by New Eddystone Rock in Misty Fiords National Monument, Alaska, I am reminded of the turmoil that shaped this land. Sometime in, oh, the last 5 million years, this formation, basalt, came to be because fractures in the floor of the Behm Canal allowed molten lava to rise. Like the formation of the Hawaiian Islands to the west, over time the cooled lava formed a land mass. Only here, that land mass was… Read More
The first one went off like a shot. In the distance, a burst of vapor rose high above the water’s surface. It was quickly wiped away by the wind and followed almost immediately by another nearby burst, and then another. There were six blows in total, orcas, killer whales, rising to the surface to breathe before diving in unison, reemerging always closer to us than the time before.