Talent Show

A few years ago, I had a conversation with a person in my community about another person who often played music for our group. Ultimately, the person I was talking to expressed a desire for the music person to stop because the music wasn’t polished; it didn’t sound “professional.” What was interesting about this was … Continue reading



This MLKjr weekend, I had a lot of conversations about leadership and authority, specifically about respect for a venerable position. They were very good conversations. However, at some point, this idea of respect for an office got conflated to owed respect to the person in the office. In short, the person in a position of authority … Continue reading


Beneath Surfaces

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things […] Some photographers take reality as the sculptors take wood and stone and upon it impose the dominations of their own thoughts and spirit. Others come before reality … Continue reading