The Valley Fire

04 Nov 2015
California – following four years of drought – is desperately dry. This September, The Valley Fire ripped through Middletown, CA and surrounding communities, killing four, destroying about 2,000 homes and businesses, and scorching nearly 120 square miles.

Seeing in multiples

13 Oct 2015
For the past few years, I have lived and worked in a hybrid world of still photographs and short documentary films – much of the time made here on the Outer Cape. This spring – while in between ideas for a new film -- I was surprised to find myself returning to still photographs, but beginning to work in a new way: in multiple images that together create a panorama of sorts.


12 Oct 2015
ROCKERS, a short doc film, screened this summer at Woods Hole International Film Festival. The editor is Shane Hofeldt. The original score is by David Guerette, Neil Dean and Kyle Oppenheimer. Read more for video link.

Picturing Grief

11 Oct 2015
In 2014, I collaborated with author Claire Willis on a book about life’s last chapter. LASTING WORDS: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life was published in 2014 by Green Writers Press.

Remembering Artist Joyce Johnson

28 Apr 2014
I learned this morning that my friend Joyce Johnson died last week. She was 84. This is a favorite photograph – taken during an excursion out on the dunes several years ago. Accompanying Joyce on a trip to the dune shacks was truly one of the adventures I treasure the most. I would hang on tight, as she put her foot to the metal to keep us moving up a big dune.

Book Launch: Lasting Words

28 Mar 2014
On a wintry evening at the end of March, we had a standing room only crowd at Brookline Booksmith to help us launch LASTING WORDS: A Guide To Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life. It is one of the great independent booksellers. We were grateful for the enthusiastic turnout and sold 110 books!

Inside Motherwell’s Dumpster

27 Mar 2014
We have just finished a 10-minute doc entitled INSIDE MOTHERWELL’S DUMPSTER featuring Provincetown sculptor Mike Wright. It’s a spirited collaboration that began in a chance meeting last fall at Provincetown Art Association when Mike mentioned she was thinking about filming her creative process using a tiny GoPro camera strapped to her head. That got my attention!

The ABCs of Being Happy

26 Mar 2014
For Valentine’s Day this year, I created a broadsheet about being happy. Actually, it had been baking for several months. I think of the ABCs as a bit like a rosary, or a meditation – daily reminders of an active happiness practice. Allow, open, savor….