Saving His Skin

I took this photo several years ago when I led a Watertown High School student trip to Rome. We had a free afternoon and one of my students and I made the trip to the church of San Giovanni in Laterano in Rome. This church is remarkable in many ways but I was captured by…

The Family

My photography students and I were at Holy Name Catholic Church this afternoon looking for good photos. After they took off to various places in the church, I looked around the room I was in and this was the first photo I took. This is a smaller copy of a bronze version of this statue…

Grief

I have 53,319 photos in my primary digital photo library. These are photos I have taken between 2002 and the present. I don’t expect you to be impressed with this number – I’m not sure I am. I think many of these photos should be discarded. But, because I run out of things to post…

Old Stone Faces

There is a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne entitled “The Great Stone Face” which I remember being assigned by a teacher who scared me more than any teacher I ever had. As I remember her, she generally wore an expression of menace and she never smiled. In my mind, she was the real “Stone Face,”…