Step Outside

“Late last month the Boundary Waters was named a dark sky sanctuary by the International Dark Sky Association, a nonprofit that works around the world to reduce light pollution and protect night skies. It’s one of just 13 such designations in the world.  To qualify, a place has to have exceptional starry nights, and a “nocturnal environment…

Gulpture in the Park

“… Abstraction came about through the ever-narrowing focus of aesthetic gaze. The post-modern offshoots of abstract art may seem to be engaged in the same artistic project; but the appearance is, it seems to me, deceptive. Post-modern abstraction is really construction, in which abstract elements are combined ab initio, and without reference to the natural…

For the Beauty of…Horicon Marsh

  For the beauty of the earth, For the beauty of the skies, For the Love which from our birth Over and around us lies: Christ, our God, to Thee we raise This our Sacrifice of Praise.   Original text from 1864 of Folliott S. Pierpoint’s hymn “For the Beauty of the Earth” When I…