I will stick my head in anything. Okay, maybe that’s a little bit of a yarn, but I really do love those plywood cutouts with a silly scene just begging passersby to insert their noggins. So as you can imagine I was ecstatic to pose, Marla Appleseed style. Kurt was, well, a little less than … More Win a Jar of Apple Butter: Stick Your Head in Something!
There was never a moment within the crumbling walls of the Forbidden Imperial City in Huế (Việt Nam) that I didn’t feel small. Bigger than the architecture was the weight of history (of the city and the country) in which I was traveling. Hope you’ve had a beautiful weekend. Love, Marla
I thought I would share with you a free verse poem I wrote a year and a half ago during a literary tour of England. Already published in Chatham University’s MFA newsletter, I can’t submit it to literary journals now, but I can share it with you, along with a few photos from the day … More Tower Wall: Pictures and a Poem
“David Souter was so great because he was so weird.” -Jeffrey Toobin, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, 08 October 2012 I had no idea what to expect in going to a lecture by a political analyst. My expectations were of a long-winded, sleep-inducing lecture, the only saving grace of which might be some lively crazy people … More Affirmative Action Hearings, Meeting Jeffrey Toobin, and Being a Moderate
I get it. I get it! “The bee’s knees!” As I was taking close-up photographs with my camera phone on a morning river walk in Coshocton, Ohio, I was mesmerized by the fluffy yellow leg warmers a particular honeybee had accumulated on his many treks over the aster flowers. I was so full of love … More Bee’s Knees and…Gnat Testicles?: Coshocton River Walk, Part 2
Crumbling Bridge. Heritage Trail. “Mine.”
25 stars fly on the flag of the Monticello III canal boat. The official flag of the United States in 1836, she represents the early days of the Walhonding section of the canal in Coshocton County, Ohio. I wondered just how far back in time I was stepping when I rode the horse-drawn canal boat … More Horse-Drawn Canal Boat
Today is my birthday. I hope, as a gift, you’ll bear with me through a text-heavy, photo-light blog about an amazing writer and lecturer, Mr. Erik Larson.
This weekend’s photo blog captures the annual Covered Bridge Festival at Mingo Creek County Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania. On the 3rd weekend of September each year, festivals are held at covered bridges throughout Greene and Washington Counties in PA. We are lucky to have two covered bridges within fifteen minutes of our house in … More Weekend Window: Covered Bridge Festival
I’m excited to announce that my photo, “Pulteney’s Ballad” was published as the cover of The Fourth River, “a journal of nature and place-based writing.”