Monthly Archives: May 2011

Paleobotany and the Constant of Change

A FOSSILIZED EPIPHANY “We change, whether we like it or not.”                                    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) I have been fascinated with fossils and dinosaurs since visiting Drumheller Alberta as a child during summer vacation. The road trip from Winnipeg through the … Continue reading

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The Last Shot in the Roll

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PARENTING LESSONS                                                                   “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”  Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)                                                                                                                              “Children make you want to start life over.”            Muhammad Ali  (1942-Present) I inherited my first camera, a 1950’s Voigtlander Vitomatic I, … Continue reading

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The End of the World as We Know It

DANA, TIKAL AND THE TIPPING POINT This is the way the world ends                          This is the way the world ends                          This is the way the world ends                          Not with a bang but a whimper                        T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) I moved around … Continue reading

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Getting Used to Growing Old

THE PASSAGE OF TIME “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”  Mark Twain (1835-1910) I just celebrated my fiftieth year on this planet yesterday, and to be honest, that half-century seemed to go by incredibly fast. Thirty of those … Continue reading

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Faith in Funny Places

FINDING PURPOSE IN LIFE ” Man drives, but the Creator holds the reins.”                           Jewish Proverb It all began with a near fatal car accident, one which probably should have ended my life and yet here I am, thirty years later, … Continue reading

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The Worst Gardener in the World

BEING CONTENT WITH WHAT YOU HAVE “The world is full of people looking for spectacular happiness while they snub contentment.”                                                       Doug Larson (1926-Present) You are looking at … Continue reading

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