Ruth Benedict (1887-1948) anthropologist
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.
Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986)
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Buddha (563-483 B.C.E.) Hindu prince, teacher, philosopher
I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively.
Golda Meir (1898-1978)Israeli founder and prime minister.
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live.
A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.
Chief Crazy Horse (ca. 1840 – 1877) respected Lakota leader
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman (1869-1940)anarchist and activist
Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
Margot Fonteyn (1919-1991)prima ballerina assoluta
notes about photos:
1) cliff dwellings at bandelier national monument, new mexico - original photo on film, mid 1980s
2) roussillon ochre quarry on the outskirts of one of the most charming villages in the luberon, october 2005
3) coal generates 54% percent of our electricity and is the single biggest polluter in the nation - it is a fuel whose time has come and has gone. burning coal causes smog, soot, acid rain, global warming, and toxic air emissions. in terms of waste, coal creates ash, sludge, toxic chemicals, and waste heat create more environmental problems. a typical (500 megawatt) coal plant burns 1.4 million tons of coal each year. there are about 600 U.S. coal plants. coal cars, cleveland ohio. fall 2008
4) my maternal great-grandfathers (seated with pipe) immigrated to the united states at the end of turn of the 20th century. like many immigrants he found work in the mines; his son, my grandfather, was the last of the family who worked in the mines. unfortunately my grandfather died of lung disease (lung cancer and black lung disease) - I do not know how or of what my great-grandfather died of. photo from the family treasure box.
5) marty the blacksmith at hale farm and village, bath ohio summer 2008
6) crazy horse memorial in the black hills, south dakota, september 1999
7) silver and gold treasures at the metropolitan museum of art, new york, march 2009
8) detail of decorative brick on building, new york city, march 2009
sweet honey in the rock singing more than a paycheck - a song which explores many hidden aspects of working with the minerals of the earth!