A recent trip to the Natural History Museum at Amherst College revealed a beautiful collection of ichnofossils: geological records of biological activity. I find these 250 million year old fossil traces extremely interesting. There are some distant parallels between fossils and photographs. These tracks represent small bits of information, snapshots of moments in time, but [...]
Fossils interest me because they trace an event, and tell a story with a very small amount of information. Enough to start building a narrative and imagining a moment, a place, an event. There is an element of mystery. Unlocking secrets, discovering things that are hidden, exploring unknown strata. Fossils have a similar attraction as [...]
BOAR BRAISE 2 lbs. wild boar shoulder, butchered to 2″ cubes 4 c. mirepoix, lg dice 2 new crop apples, gala or honeycrisp 1 bunch thyme 3 T. stone ground mustard 1 c. white wine 8 c. chicken stock 2 bay leaves 6 peppercorns 2 c. apple cider 2 T. kosher salt 4. oz. pure [...]
A Sunday afternoon hike up Mt. Greylock mountain in Williamstown, MA. This hike is up the Hopper Trail, down Sperry Road to the lookout over the Hopper, then down Haley Farm trail. Its a great hike, gains about 1450 feet in elevation, and takes about 2 1/2 hours.
So what have I been doing for the past month? Futzing with my new iphone. These devices are distracting. I end up playing a session of angry birds rather than work on my latest book design – which is a reworking of the asylum photographs into a larger 13″x11″ book design. But the newness of [...]
I do a fair amount of hiking. Rather than head to the gym, I go for a hike. Year round, even in the darkest days of winter I’ll strap on a head light and head out for a hike a couple times a week. One of my favorite local places to hike is Mt. Greylock. [...]