Archive for March, 2012

Layers: Venice, Italy

The history of the city of Venice is one of escape.  Its original settlers found their way out into the uninhabited marsh and island swamps to escape the marauding barbarians laying waste to the mainland.  It was a successful escape.  The success with water borne trade and mastery of the Mediterranean Sea allowed for economic […]

Layers: Mt. Rainier, Seattle, Tacoma

Her white mantled majesty looms placidly over the entire Seattle- Tacoma metroplex.  Reassuringly there anytime the sky is clear enough to reveal her beauty.  Her permanence is somehow reassuring despite the fact that Mount Rainier is the volcano in the backyard.  One day, sooner or later, this mountain that looks so permanent and stable will […]

Layers: Florida Coastline, Daytona Beach

Most of the time the ocean waves lap the shorelines of Florida with a gentle regular rhythm.  This is the nation’s vacationland. Children run and squeal with delight as the water rushes up the sand and engulfs their tiny feet.  People collect shells or surf cast for fish. Elderly men play metal detectors over the […]

Layers: Red River Valley, Grand Forks, ND

The Red River flows northward between Minnesota and North Dakota.  The land there is flat – very flat. This is prairie land turned into breadbasket.  It’s “north country,” with long, brutal winters and heavy snowfalls.  The bitter cold slides down the river valley from the even colder lands from Lake Winnipeg far north into Canada.  […]

Layers: Places in Peril


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