Purgatory Ice Present Millennial. Annual. Tangible. Visible. Advance – Water became ice. Masses of ice ranged from the north across oceans, continents, and islands; tongues extended from mountain tops […]
The Road not Taken Enough is the road I most often want to be on. Join me?
A co-resident on the Arctic Circle asked me to write three essays to introduce her exhibit opening this June in the Montefalco Museum, Montefalco, Italy. The gallery has three rooms, one leading […]
The people, part 3 Last but not least, this rounds out the cast. Twenty-eight residents and 11 crew members set sail for two weeks on the waters of the North Atlantic. Tight […]
People, part 2 As each person on this trip takes shape in my photos, I realize that they all held leading roles as stars of their own Arctic show.
A few characters As a field biologist, I often said there was a reason I worked alone in the woods for so many years. Not quite a misanthrope, I don’t suffer fools […]
When the season’s over There are fewer than five miles of roads on an island more than 500 miles from the nearest landmass. At the end of the season, ride your snowmobile […]
You’ll need the box These slopes surround Longyearbyen.
The beginning As you may know, in October 2018, I spent three weeks in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard as a member of The Arctic Circle, an annual expeditionary residency program. Sailing […]
Death I know that there are no words to make death better and so, I often remain silent for too long when people I know suffer a loss.
This is a drill. One early autumn afternoon, toward the end of The Arctic Circle residency, many of the residents and crew were on deck pulling down the sails from our morning […]