Reprinted with gracious permission of the author and the photographer. Poem from Photograph 061221 dry by Bruno Chalifour. Church for the Disliked Sy Hoahwah On the turnpike, the smell of a heaven made out of old barn wood from Okmulgee. Handles and rungs cut from a fat farmer’s leather belt. In the eastern counties, coffins raced uphill, moving on... Read more →

Observations on the Complexity of Raphael, Who Died April 6 Five Hundred Years Ago by Marc A. Cirigliano Monday April 6 this week in 2020 is the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio’s death. Raphael (1483-1520) was one of the triumvirate of great Italian High Renaissance painters, the other two being Leonardo (1452-1519) and Michelangelo (1475-1564). Contemporary sobriquets were “the marvelous”... Read more →

Inside the Adirondack Blue Line by Lesia Vincent There once was a time early in our marriage when the responsibilities of child-rearing and house stewardship was not even on the horizon. The cloud of trouble lightly touched our family with my ectopic pregnancy and father-in-law’s cancer prognosis hanging in the air. Death would not visit our clan for another few... Read more →

Reprinted with permission from Ugo Bardi and Cassandra's Legacy, whose motto is: Always plan for the worst case hypothesis. Wednesday, March 18, 2020 The doom that came to Florence by Ugo Bardi Where once had risen walls of 300 cubits and towers yet higher, now stretched only the marshy shore, and where once had dwelt fifty millions of men now... Read more →

Pas grand chose à se mettre sous la dent. La crue de la Glane... de Henri Coldebouef (Not much to get under your tooth. The flood of the Glane...) Also, see the review The Balck & White Photography of Henri Coldeboeuf, Photographer. And, more of his work here and on his FaceBook page. Read more →