Brook Farm: Up Close and Personal

In the three weeks since we arrived, I have been poking my nose–or more accurately, my camera lens– into everything at Brook Farm. Now far away from the pace of daily news coverage, it has been almost meditative for me to return to exploring photography as an art form rather than a race to get […]

Finding Brook Farm (Becoming a Workawayer)

For the next six weeks, I am living in a bed and breakfast in Worcestershire, United Kingdom, near the border of England and Wales. The building is nearly 500 years old, and it’s everything you could wish for in a 16th century farmhouse–low ceilings, crooked floors, fireplaces, teacups on the shelves and gardening books on […]

B&B Review: A Painted Lady

When Dave and I arrived in Columbus, Miss., last weekend, we thought we would spend the weekend at our Aunt Jackie and Uncle Pete’s house just outside of the city. Instead, after eating po boys at Proffitt’s Porch and exploring the Tennessee Williams home and Rosenzweig Arts Center, we stopped in front of a gorgeous […]