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Category Archives: photography
character creation as it happens
This guy is only a few hours old– he’s very sophisticated for his age, just ask him. You may have to wait for the reply. I have no idea what his voice is like; he may even end up being … Continue reading
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“on pruning maples”: haiku and not-a-haiku for a changing year
The first post of the new year, reflecting the last events of the old: Thin moon at twilight, Pruning the Japanese maple. I’m in a haiku. On Pruning Maples Pruning the Japanese maple At twilight, under a crescent moon. I’m … Continue reading
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christmas wolves, part 5
(Our traditional Christmas Episode comes to a traditional conclusion) “And they’re ours. Rudolph and the Grinch belong to everybody. But the Christmas Wolves are Kekionga’s.” Nobody had much to say to that . And so there, Iowa thought. Logic, mythic … Continue reading
on public holiday decorations
(Our annual holiday daily blog begins again, with the introduction to the Official Kekionga Christmas Episode.) These photographs were taken last year, when the powers that be in our town in Northwest Indiana decided, for reasons best known to themselves, … Continue reading
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happy buddha grape! the blog returns!
The blog reappears to say we are sorry there has not been a blog and try to explain why. The reason there has not been a blog is because we have had Technical Difficulties. So many Technical Difficulties. You do … Continue reading
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halloween, two weeks later– a 15 minute fiction
Hey, look at the illustration for my Halloween story! Halloween was two weeks ago. It’s the middle of November and the snow plow just went through. But the spiders on the porch caught a Horsehead Skeleton! It’s an archetypical Local … Continue reading
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“this halloween in Kekionga” : our classic holiday episode
(It has been quite an October. Inktober took a lot out of me, and some other stuff was happening too. The blog will be back to its usual abnormal normal soon. But today, as the early darkness gathers around us … Continue reading
picture-poem chipmunk day with hulk
Took the Hulk with me (in my head, at least) when I went out with the camera on a sunny summer day, and ended up photographing (mostly) chipmunks. Hulk made some poems that weren’t quite haiku. First, his introduction: Summer … Continue reading
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being serene on deadline
Anybody else on deadline? I’m on deadline. I hope to have some images for you next week from the three (count ’em, three) projects I have on the drawing board right now, but for the moment nothing is fit to … Continue reading
it’s fall in kekionga
A few years ago, Moose found this photograph in a cardboard box at a yard sale, and it has been hanging on her bulletin board ever since. Many years from now, when she thinks of her hometown, this will … Continue reading