Reveling in the Genius of David Bowie’s “Quicksand”

“I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thoughtAnd I ain’t got the power anymore” – David Bowie, “Quicksand” (1971) “Quicksand” may be the greatest song that David Bowie ever wrote. This song is the 6th track on Bowie’s December 1971 album “Hunky Dory.” Bowie often explored the boundaries of identity, reality, and artifice, and “Quicksand” […]

Self-Esteem and Learning Your True Worth

Self-esteem has always been a challenging and elusive companion for me. Even now, I can think of many moments at which my self-worth felt nearly non-existent. The struggle with self-esteem is a deeply personal one, often hidden behind the façade of everyday smiles and accomplishments. Yet, I’ve come to realize that the path to building […]

Moss Glen Falls and the Retirement of a Film Warrior – Photophile Musings

Nestled between a quiet state highway and the serene woodlands of Granville, Vermont, Glen Moss Falls offered a moment to capture pure, unaffected beauty. This moment now is immortalized as one of the last breaths of a faithful companion – a Fujifilm medium-format film camera. This photograph is a testament to the camera’s enduring legacy, […]

A Visit to the AMTRAK Train Station at White River Junction – Photophile Musings

As I stood on the platform at the AMTRAK train station in White River Junction, Vermont, the vibrant red of a vintage caboose captures the gaze and imagination. Once a ubiquitous sight at the end of a freight train, this caboose now rests quietly, juxtaposed against the backdrop of modern railroading. Stationed behind the Boston […]

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