Earlier today, I had a little sit-down with myself to figure a few things out. You see, my inner critic has been working overtime in the past month or two, absolutely convincing me that the following were completely, and without question, true: My words were no longer meaningful, and they no longer mattered with the … Continue reading So, let’s talk
I spend a lot of time in my head, thinking and thinking and thinking about what to write about. Even though I keep a little Piccadilly notebook with me at all times, capturing little snippets of life that I find interesting, I don't do enough with them. In those moments, I am happy that I … Continue reading Share More, Think Less
I was absolutely struck with this grave at an old Potter's Field burial ground in Carroll County, MD. I couldn't stop the run of possible stories that were developing as I kneeled beside this broken headstone. Where does this image take you?
I do not know whether to trip over the light of the moon, Or walk gently along the beams that find their way, A cool, quarter-million miles to where I stand This invitation to abandon stress, release the burdens, and follow play. I marvel at its simplicity, Framed in the silhouette of a Maple tree's … Continue reading More Than A Moonrise
My newsfeeds on multiple social media sites stream by me at a too-fast rate, pushing news and updates across my screen faster than I can refresh them. Emails await my replies in an overflowing inbox, and text messages are still unanswered from last night. The world is too much with us.... wrote William Wordsworth in … Continue reading Slow Down: Abandon the Speed of Your Newsfeed
There's an old barn on Deer Park Road in Finksburg, MD, that I have passed over 2,000 times in the past 7 years. It stands rather defiantly, showing the wear of decades of harsh weather. Each time I pass it, I am drawn to its stand-alone beauty against a backdrop of rolling hills of farmland and … Continue reading Maryland’s Roadside Barns: Realizing a Communal Pulse