My column in the current edition of “The Applegater” newspaper.

For over 20 years I have been involved with our local newspaper. Writing stories, serving on the editorial board and in recent years Ive been penning a recurring column on Astronomy.

Take a look at the current edition for my column on The Summer Sky. Its got some great information on what to expect and what to look for in the night sky this summer.

4th Night of June

From a very young age I have been fascinated by the night sky. The larger features such as the Summer Triangle have held a particular interest in my mind and heart. A few years ago I even wrote a short poem about it.

This short film combines one special nighttime event that I was lucky enough to capture and show you here as a Time lapse along with that poem. I hope you enjoy this moment.

Control

 Almost out of control images come and go while I attempt in my own poem to describe the one thing we can do in life in such situations.  With Jason, my editor’s help we put something really illustrative together. Hope you like it too.

Peaceful Heart

 This is a concept close to my heart.  I thought Louise Hay created a wonderful description of who I strive to be.  I think the images support it.  They continually go from something almost abstract and unknowable to something very knowable.  Sometimes to violence of word and of images going together, matching each other. And peace and beauty reining in the end.  

The Beach

In am an inveterate artist. When I see a scene I like, I’m drawn to it as I was this sunset and beautiful beach with interesting waves and structures.  I shot for quite a while.  When I read Rachael Carson’s poem it was an instant connection.  They each worked together to make a wonderful and beautiful statement.  

A World of One Color

We’re just slippin out of winter and like all seasons, I get out and experience it.

My friend and editor Ed Keller flew a drone thru the treetops and at about 30 seconds into this little film, you’ll see a house, the only house you’ll see. That’s my Place! Out in this beautiful wilderness.

I love the opportunity to be here all the time so that whenever something interesting is unfolding, I am available to run outside and capture it. Whatever it is. In snow, rain or Sun. To watch clouds, mist, a creek or a sunset. 24/7, and I take advantage of that.

I invite you to watch this video and any of the others that are on my Youtube channel or here on this blog, in order to see some of what I have seen as I walk thru these amazing landscapes.

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Saving Wellington

We created a 16 minute film called Saving Wellington that was crafted specifically to be shown at fundraiser and informational events to help stop the BLM from offering up a beautiful portion of the Applegate valley for logging.  The nearly 8000 acres has never been logged. Many of us feel it should be left intact.

It was a honor that Saving Wellington was also accepted into the 2019 Ashland Independent Film Festival, as part of the “Locals Only” program.   This was the third time we had a film in a festival. We intend to have more in the future.

We would like to thank Luke Ruediger and David Calahan for making this project possible.   Visit their websites for more:

applegateneighborhood.network and   ApplegateTrails.org

and, of course:     www.SaveWildlands.org