The Soul in the Flame: Campfire Imps, Set 3

I have enjoyed discovering a menagerie of characters in these campfire photos from a night my husband and I spent near Great Sand Dunes National Park last summer. It's a bit like picking figures and objects out of the clouds, but the contrast between light and darkness makes these images very dramatic. Of all the characters I have described, … Continue reading The Soul in the Flame: Campfire Imps, Set 3

Moments from Other Lives: Thoughts on Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore

Are you attracted to characters and story lines that surprise you? Life doesn't always make sense and neither does art. Many literary works are peopled with stereotypes and follow formulae which have been set down by tradition. We are used to villains, jilted lovers, clever servants, even flawed heroes, and we know how they should behave … Continue reading Moments from Other Lives: Thoughts on Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore