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VIVIAN

VIVIAN

VIVIAN Never shared Entering the shop, the scent of memories was palatable, aromas of people, and passed lives; oddities stacked high on long lunchroom folding tables with no obvious way to navigate the random placements. Asking the proprietor, "Do you have any...

WINTER IS COMING

WINTER IS COMING

WINTER IS COMING  “For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have” (2 Corinthians 8:12). The air is surreal, void of every particle; all moisture removed—everything that hazed the view has...

ABANDONED

ABANDONED

ABANDONED The weathered grey wood, crumbling rock foundations, broken glass, and creaking floors echo the cries of desperation and the laughter of better times. The wind through the cracked walls whispers to hope and prosperity abandoned. The prairie relics have a...

THE OLD DUSTY BIBLE

THE OLD DUSTY BIBLE

THE OLD DUSTY BIBLE He was the wisest man I have ever known; he never spent time in a formal classroom—the land needed care and feeding. At the end of his life, he had little earthly possessions but was rich in blessings and wisdom. Stephan knew painful toil and sweat...

Let There Be Light Photo Workshops Inauguration

Let There Be Light Photo Workshops Inauguration

September 25th and 26th, 2021, marked the inaugural "Let There Be Light" photography workshop at the new Metigoshe Ministries conference center in the beautiful Turtle Mountains of North Dakota. I desire to continue "Let there be Light" workshops at Metigoshe Ministry...

The Pow Wow Highway

The Pow Wow Highway

The Pow Wow Highway An education in COLOR Everyone in Lame Deer knew of the shit-brown Buick—Philbert nicknamed his car "The Protector." The steering wheel touched his big fat belly. Philbert was a 300 pound Cheyenne giant; he loved his relationship with his...

The Darkest Hours

The Darkest Hours

Darkest Hours: In the darkest hours of our grieving, our despair, a light comes to the window pointing to a distant hope. The weight of our thoughts lightens, and we can begin again. It was February 1884 the darkest hours filled the brave heart of Theodore Roosevelt;...

The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo

The White Buffalo "It's a legendary story of the Lakota Sioux Grandmother who passed on, and her spirit went back into Mother Earth, and it was said when these white buffalo calves would start to be born, the world would have to pull together to survive," The Turtle...

Smoke and Mirrors Updated

Smoke and Mirrors Updated

Smoke and Mirrors The World of Oz-Perception, Deception, and Perspective "My people have been wearing green glasses on their eyes for so long that most of them think this really is an Emerald City." -L. Frank Baum, Oz: The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Every good magic trick...

Pancho and Lefty

Pancho and Lefty

PANCHO & LEFTY My son called me a few days ago and told me my blog about the last roll of Kodachrome was good. He also pointed to a couple of typos and possible grammar issues. But his main point was to say blogs are too short to be a complete story, but good blog...

Photography The Cure for Worry

Photography The Cure for Worry

Carpe Diem: I wrote this blog, February 03, 2021, before I launched my blog site. The world has been in continual bad news condition, the latest the Afghanistan debacle. So, I figured a little polish and updating were in order: "So don't worry about tomorrow, for...

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