Like the website that hosts it, this blog is only concerned with using art and brief texts to uncover the bias and other limitations of thought conditioned by memory and tradition, thus also revealing how this largely unacknowledged tribal egotism that affects all human beings creates and sustains the systemic disorder and violence of the world in which we all live.

Without a radical awakening to the immense distance between our mental and social reality and the truth, we are condemned to continue living in the same cruel division, conflict, and sorrow to which we ourselves sustain with our personal memories, thoughts, and desires.

Eager But Sad Good-Bye to Winter ― Photo Essay - 12

It is, by no means, over yet, but I’m, like most of us in these Northern latitudes, tired of the cold and short days, and wanting to dedicate the next photo essay to a very pregnant early Spring. There has been more than harshness to this waning winter, so here are 40 images that captured some of its beauty. They were made in three different locations in and around Trumansburg, NY at the very end of February and in the first days of March.
For those of you who live in warmer climates and may have not ever seen anything it, the last images in this series portray some of the designs created by the effect of wind, water, and low temperatures on the salt crystals that are spread on sidewalks and roads to facilitate traction. Enjoy!

Freeze and Thaw ― Photo Essay - 11