Leftovers and Sour Mash

My Favorite Ancient American Woods

One of the places that inspired me to write about forests and the Phantammeron was the beautiful Kisatchie National Forest in my home state of Louisiana. Click the photo too see some of my photos I took years ago of that rare and magical American Forest.


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein More and more we live in a world where facts matter and yet are ignored. On the political stage […]

Does Life Imitate Art?

Oscar Wilde and Bernard Shaw were correct: Art doesn’t Imitate Life, Life Imitates Art. As a young man I felt so much the opposite. We would draw oranges on tables, sketch trees, and thrill at the delicate outlines of a nude in art class. It felt like art came from nothing. It seemed it would […]