Making Sense of Key West

February 16th, 2018

One Human Family

Marci relaxes in a funky panoramic shot at the Southernmost Beach Resort on Key West.

Encountering The Five Senses And More In The Conch Republic

“That’s the smell of Night Jasmine,” the tarot card reader told us. “Or maybe it’s Frangipani; they both bloom in the evening.”

The Gulf breeze carried the scent away, playfully departing as quickly as it arrived. Replacing the smell was the sound of a dozen weekend gin joints pounding out the pulsing beat of live bands, DJs and the crowded roar of revelers celebrating another successful sunset. Read More…

Thank you, Leonard

January 24th, 2018

My tribute to a great man

Leonard Falce photograph by Dick Van Nostrand

We first spoke via satellite.

Me — a fresh out of college newbie photographer with no prospects — him, a seasoned professional from New York City, now helming a small photo staff up north in Michigan. Read More…

Serpent Mound

November 1st, 2017

Mysterious mounds of Ohio

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I’m not a big fan of snakes.

So why am I on top of a tower, overlooking the enormous reptile slithering down below me, like it has for more than 2,000 years?

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Ashes to Water

August 17th, 2017

Returning my aunt and uncle to their favorite spot

My cousins talk about their mother and father before casting their ashes into the bay.

On a mirror-calm bay, on a see-forever day, we scattered my aunt and uncle’s ashes. They died within months of each other over the past year and we took them back to northern Canada, to the cottage they built so long ago.

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