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August 18, 2019

The immigrant plea is a fractured prayer at Old Calvary.

Some of the earliest residents of Dallas, TX were pioneers- German, Irish, Belgian, Polish, Czech, mostly Catholic who made the long journey from the Motherland to the Land of Promise. Their reasons were different...

January 18, 2019

She tarried by a house of stone
In the Dead Fields of December
Weeping quiet and alone 

In the Dead Fields of December 

Model - Alyssa Stevens

Copyright Tim Stevens 2019

August 18, 2018

Innsmouth, a most infamous name in the mind of the mind of the reader of cosmic horror- infamous, magnetic, and very real...

...sort of.

"It was a town of wide extent and dense construction, yet one with a portentous dearth of visible life. From the tangle of chimney-pot...

July 4, 2018

On this 4th of July, I pour over the photographs from my recent trip to New England, a near mythic place in the American Mind. And in no other place can one come so close to the those Heroes of Old they call the Founding Fathers in spirit and body- the New England bury...

April 18, 2018

It was March 29th, Maundy Thursday in fact, when I contacted Angelo. Angelo, you see, is "un Hermano Penitente", a penitent brother of an order of pious men whose legacy stretches back to medieval Spain. As part of my research for a story, I had contacted Angelo about...

February 28, 2018

In the late-dimming moments of twilight

I sat beside a child's tomb

So somber, silent- that coming night

So forlorn and so lonely

the child's tomb

Yet in that mirthless moment

Gathered round memoriam stone

A host of watchful faces

Ever-seeing, protectful-watching

here and beyon...

February 1, 2018

In the grand dining room, I met a Lady in Black and a Lady in White.

Though I looked long into both their eyes, they took no notice. They looked ever forward- one severe, one serene, their gaze seemingly fixed on something beyond those lush surroundings. Something beyon...

January 17, 2018

Grief can feel like an eternal cold, an endless winter.

A year ago, in first dead days of January, I explored the long, open lawns of Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney, TX. It was moderately cool when I first arrived and I hadn't brought a coat. But as the sun began to s...

December 20, 2017

Funereal art is an often overlooked piece of our cultural heritage. Hispanics have their "hornitos", the Pennsylvania Dutch their hex symbols and winged skulls,Haitians their veves, and for me there is none more evocative than the statue.

These works speak as much as ab...