Photo Essay :: Walk in My Shoes

Photography by Charlotte Sublett and Amy Sondova “I love walking out in the cold in my bare feet and feeling the ice on my toes.”–Tori Amos “Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.”–John Updike “And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bareContinue reading “Photo Essay :: Walk in My Shoes”

Photo Essay :: The Ocean

Photography of Dirk Bolle, Amy Sondova, & Katie Tang. “Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”–Lord Byron “Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent”–H. P.Continue reading “Photo Essay :: The Ocean”

Poetry :: I Dream

I DREAM by Mary Ellen Krulick I dream of things that may never be. I dream. It’s not a smart thing, when you dream the impossible. the improbable. You dive into the water hope on your shoulders You take a breath and jump! straight down into the murky water all belief inside of you provingContinue reading “Poetry :: I Dream”

Bug Jar :: At the Canal

At the Canal (B&W Taken at Canal Park, Duluth, MN. June 18, 2008) by Shayna Skalicky Welcome to Backseat Writer, Shay! A friend of mine for years and the reason behind my obsession with gnome statues, Shay’s photography has inspired me in taking picture of my own. It’s truly a pleasure to have her here.

PSA: Beware the Waxy Ear Plugs

This is the actual brand that was lodged in my ear. You can use ’em to block out stuff; just don’t expect to actually be able to remove them from your ears. I feel that it’s my duty to inform you the inquisitive public about a very serious health concern and that is–waxy ear plugs.Continue reading “PSA: Beware the Waxy Ear Plugs”

Does this swimsuit make me look fat?

I’ve probably never looked this good in a suit, but you get the idea…. I love swimming, especially the first moment when I get into the water. It feels cool (sometimes cold) and refreshing. There’s an instant where I wonder–should I do it now? The colder the water, the longer it takes. But eventually, aContinue reading “Does this swimsuit make me look fat?”

The Thrill of the Puddle Jump

I find summer storms thrilling–the dramatic thunderolls, flashes of lightning, the downpour of rain, and the smell of the earth.  While the world is storming, suddenly I feel at peace.  Once the storm ends and the sun reappears, rainbows are scattered throughout the sky and huge puddles dot the earth.  Besides being a dramatic outletContinue reading “The Thrill of the Puddle Jump”

It’s a Day in the Park

On this fine sunny and relatively warm day, I grabbed my camera and headed to a local park to take photographs… This is the start made of stone on a stone table under the stone pavilion.  Yes, there’s lots of stone. By the cable on the bridge overlooking the little waterfall. The inside of theContinue reading “It’s a Day in the Park”

An idea about a giving jar…

Lately, I’ve been thinking that wearing a “Save Darfur” bracelet isn’t enough. I only take my green rubber bracelet off to shower and it serves as a reminder to pray for the people of Darfur and others around the world in various afflictions. However, it’s not enough. So Sarah and I decided that we wouldContinue reading “An idea about a giving jar…”