Big cities, small towns and neighborhoods across the US celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with parades, traditional music and dance, and food made from recipes of our ancestors. I’m celebrating two […]
“As a photographer I have learned that women really do hold up half the sky; that language isn’t always necessary, but touch usually is; that all people are not alike, […]
It was while I was visiting the Oak Park Conservatory that I asked a staff member if they had a rare ghost orchid. She said that they didn’t. Then she […]
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist and creator of Charlie Brown and Peanuts
On New Year’s Eve I recall celebrations I’ve been to this year at events and festivals in a photo essay. The events, cultural traditions and fests were all different; and food, music […]
Happy Holidays! Celebrate! Enjoy!
A storyteller is a magician with words and gestures filling us with wonder while weaving yarns of myths and fables, sharing stories about ancient cultures and customs, and helping us envision bygone […]
At a festival or celebration, I see the sunny side of people come out. Their brightness, energy shines through in their expressions. I also see their bright natures in the […]
Spirited stories and legends combine history with mystery in ghost stories and local lore of the Midwest, and links to some further afield. On Halloween, suspend your disbelief for a […]
“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” William Shakespeare, Macbeth An early quote for Halloween.
Dressing up in costumes and parading and dancing around streets is a global good time practiced in different cultures and countries for various holidays. Halloween is a holiday that appeals […]
It’s a surprising, wonderful treat to receive an award nomination and an appreciation from a fellow blogger that I really appreciate. It’s as sweet and good as caramel apples in […]