June 28, 2012


“We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.”
― Anton Chekhov

The Length of Days

May 2, 2012






“Every year I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing, and which shirking pain, misses happiness as well. No one ever yet was the poorer in the long run for having once in a lifetime ‘let out all the length of all the reins’.”

–Mary Cholmondeley

The Park Farm Shoot

January 27, 2012

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“Never love a wild thing, Mr. Bell,’ Holly advised him. ‘That was Doc’s mistake. He was always lugging home wild things. A hawk with a hurt wing. One time it was a full-grown bobcat with a broken leg. But you can’t give your heart to a wild thing: the more you do, the stronger they get. Until they’re strong enough to run into the woods. Or fly into a tree. Then a taller tree. Then the sky. That’s how you’ll end up, Mr. Bell. If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
― Truman Capote

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Ben’s Knee

May 11, 2011

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Tape Measure

May 11, 2011

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May 11, 2011

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The Surprise Toast

May 10, 2011

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As I sit here and look at the salted fish heads staring back up at me
from my bowl of Luke warm ramen noodles, I can’t help but wish I was
at your wedding. Over the years you have always been there for me –
you were there to build a trap door in the barn that caught me and
hung me upside down, and you were there to take me out of the trap;
you were there to elbow me in the face and after watching it swell up
under my eye you were there to point out that I was one of the lucky
few that got to see their own face, not just its reflection; to explain the proper procedure
for dismounting a moving train just moments after I faceplanted in the
gravel for doing it wrong; to teach me that in order to survive In the
world I better learn to defend a triangle choke … Basically you’ve
always been there for me and even when I’m far away I know we are with
each other in spirit and prayer. You have always been a living example
to me of what it looks like to live out our faith, and I really can’t
explain what an advantage that has been to me in life. Thanks so much.
I know I also speak for Caleb and dad when I say I wish I was there, I
am so excited for you to get married, to have Lisa in the family, and
to see how god works through the two of you together. So I support you
in every way exept maybe financially , love you lots, man – here’s to
you getting married…” –Jordan Jonas

Sleeping Bunnies

March 14, 2011

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The Sushi Chefs

March 13, 2011

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