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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...

November 29, 2017

Continuing with my dersert travels I divert from my usual photographic fare, but perhaps it is not that far off.

Last week, I recounted my experience in Terlingua, TX during Día De Los Muertos. That same day, five hour perhaps before I walked under that field of st...

November 22, 2017

Many ancient cultures believe that when the body dies the soul rises to the heavens and joins the stars.

Late on the night of November 2nd, Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, I wandered through the little cemetery of Terlingua, TX. Terlingua is a ghost town, barely...

October 18, 2017

Over the River, My Darling - these words, evocative, mysterious and sad, wrought in marble called out to me in the warm, still air of Oakwood Cemetery. I drew near. An image, two hands, clasped, and I am struck by a sense of reaching, an impossible distance- over the r...

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