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The Art of the Press

The Art of the Press was impressive!

At its center was old-time basic printing: the lifelong work of Ed Kraus. Posters, tickets, signs. And all around the edges was an artistic eye and the honoring of passage of time and community curated by visual artist Brandi Merolla of Narrowsburg.

It was old-fashioned printing, soon becoming thing of the past, held up as art and celebrated as community.

Brilliant.

Newspaper, you gotta love 'em

I like newspapers.

I like the thought of newspapers.

I like newspapers as a way for everyone to have access to the same information.

It is a place and a space where there is a communal representation of the places and spaces where we live.

Newspapers are important as they frame in a visual way the values that make up our community, the things that we care about, the special news that we have to share.

They are a physical representation of our community. Our community of different interests.

I like newspapers.

Milanville Bridge, December 2016

Daniel Skinner, in 1763, steered a raft of white pine logs through this river channel to Philadelphia ship yards - creating a Milanville timber industry that lasted until WWI.

Late in the 19th century, great grandson Milton won legal and political skirmishes to charter the Milanville Bridge Company -  which hired contractors who opened our bridge in 1901. 

Ice jam at Calkins Creek

 

January 30, 2018. Following an inch of rain at historic Calkins Creek, near Milanville, ice was gouged and spun away last week - and stacked into “jams,” as in my 1/27 photograph.
Sealed into each icy block are “timeless” raindrops – which carved the original Upper Delaware Valley, and created glaciers when mammoths roamed its parts.

A Christmas Prayer

A Christmas prayer for peace

 

Creative spirit, friends, loved ones, hear our Christmas prayer.

 

Let there be peace in our hearts and in the hearts of others.  In the heart of the world.

 

May there be a peace that transcends personal and national boundaries and a peace that embraces all of creation.

 

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