As the twilight fades into the abyss of night, I could find solace in knowing that when dawn breaks, we would welcome the herald of new beginnings, embraced by the warm, breezy arms of spring.
I once had a dream about a teenage girl who embarked upon a perilous journey to the rooftop of an abandoned schoolhouse.
One of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems, and I have so many, is one often referred to as “Forever” or Poem #690. I’ve always been particularly fond with her poems that deal with two of her favorite themes, time and mortality. But when it comes to the line “Forever – is composed of Nows,” that’s […]
As a creative youth, I often thought about ways of telling stories in new and unexpected ways. Yet, what emerged from my fingertips was often dry and totally devoid of personality. What went wrong? I didn’t let myself in between the lines. For so long, I felt all I’d ever amount to was a prolific […]
The Farmers Market, Cooperstown, New York, August 2021. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong with a Fujifilm medium format film camera.
While in 2022, Paraspectre has become better known for his Pokemon video game retrospectives, his channel started with a James Bond retrospective series.
Middletown Springs University is a free, pop-up university in Middletown Springs, Vermont. The first classes were held March 8th through the 15th, 2023. Courses are taught by volunteers, with subjects ranging from sauerkraut to survival skills. My wife Thomas visited several of these classes and took some spectacular photographs like these: Sauerkraut Making Yoga for Children […]
While I no longer spend hours reading dictionaries and encyclopedias, I know that the passion for learning that I developed as a child will always be with me.
Colonial Theater, Laconia, New Hampshire, November 7th, 2022. Photo taken by Amelia Desertsong
Star Wars continues to be one of the all time successful sci-fi franchises. Of course, none of it was possible without George Lucas and his creativity.