Upon where the Red Cedar meets the Grand: Lansing and Views of Rooted Americana

There is a surging wave of total modern Americanism that has yet to crash here and in the still before something that might never come, is the idea that homes and living are cheap, and ambitions have little to do with leaving, more to carry on something better than they were left with.

First Spring Sprouts Bring Thoughts of Creation

Simple thing to say is that they first day of spring marks a point of great relief among those with propensity to believe January and February are simply the annual darkness that we all must endure. And we’ve reached it, that great moment of relief. Yet for those who, like the Mrs., have been busyContinue reading “First Spring Sprouts Bring Thoughts of Creation”

Lost in the Hoosier Heartland: Notes from the Desk of D.A. Lockhart

I’ve been thinking and working a great deal in the realm of Indiana, getting lost in the Hoosier Heartland if you will. Perhaps it came from the great darkness that seemed to have gripped onto the river narrows since the start of the year. That darkness brought on the need to day dream about warm,Continue reading “Lost in the Hoosier Heartland: Notes from the Desk of D.A. Lockhart”

To Ponder in One’s Time Apart: A Brief Review of and Thoughts on Campbell McGrath’s Shannon

Let’s start here. I met Campbell McGrath during my first semester at Indiana University – Bloomington. He was in town to do a master class with my fellow MFAers and doing a great deal of talking about his most recent collection at that time, Seven Notebooks. He took time with some of early work asContinue reading “To Ponder in One’s Time Apart: A Brief Review of and Thoughts on Campbell McGrath’s Shannon”

Follow-up to Gordon Hempton and Acoustic Ecologies

I received a  comment from filmmaker Nick Sherman about the previous posting. He’s made a film titled Soundtracker that follows Gordon Hempton and his quest to capture soundscapes. It looks very cool and thought anyone out there reading the last post might be in to seeing this film. It is available via Netflix. Soundtracker trailer: