Finally, Google Book Search will carry you to a page where parts of Slow Road Home can be viewed. You can see the front and back cover in color. You can peruse the table of contents. And you can see parts of many but all of not so many of the 108 vignettes in the book. Why? Because I chose the option to make 20% of the book readable. But I would have chosen to make more contiguous pieces readable so once a potential …

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I feel the first stirrings out of hibernation after a long winter of oblivion to writing, speaking, thinking about Slow Road Home or whatever might come next. I’ll have at least two events between now and the middle of April to make me think in concrete terms about the future of my writing and photography–two complementary passions I hope to bring together in new ways in the coming book year. For both my events (in Wytheville VA and Birmingham AL) I will arrange for …

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I don’t have many photos of this place where Goose Creek and Nameless Creek come together. And yet, this is one of my favorite places on our land, visually, even though it is very near the road. (You can just see the barn roof near the upper edge of the scene. I’m literally hanging from a tree trunk to get this picture from the top of a rock bluff. You see what risks I take for you, blog readers!) But more than what meets …

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I have a place I hope to go and a vague map of how to get there, but I need your help. Many people have been disappointed that Slow Road Home does not include the images–either based on their expectations from knowing Fragments, or to more casual browsers at places like my recent winery book table, seeing the full-color cover and sadly finding no color inside. Whatever comes next in the way of printed matter will include color images. Now just exactly what form …

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In usual fashion after I have made a major purchase (a rare and usually long-contemplated crisis in our household), it seems that a combination of curiosity and angst makes me go looking to see what kind of damage I’ve done. (the “you coulda had a V8 reflex, I suppose.) And, as I imagined, the reviews of the telephoto lens I’ve purchased are all over the map. I think the consensus among those people that are not absolute purists on the Nikon Forums is that …

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