I am anticipating a return to making photographs most weekends following the holiday. We should have snow and the ice formations that will begin on some of my favorite rivers to hike and work on-The middle branch of the Ontonagon, the Sturgeon, the Black, and the Presque Isle. Additionally I visit the Keweenaw Peninsula three or four times during the fourth season, as well as many trips to local Lake Superior shorelines, depending on the ice formations. Whether we have ice caves at Cornucopia, WI, all depends on how cold it gets. Last year the park service only allowed access for a week. A year ago, upon returning from Thanksgiving with the family, I fell in the barn, fracturing six ribs on my right side. While it was an accident that ultimately saved my life by having the CT and PET scans detect an active tumor in my right lung, the broken ribs very much hampered my snowshoeing, skiing, and any type of bending. This season will be a welcome respite from that shit...I don't do sick well. The cancer is gone, I am in good shape and ready to have a stellar winter in the Northwoods.
"I am for an art that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum."