Author: Fred Swan

Who Are We Now?

  Excerpt from, Parentheses, a book by Fredrick Swan Journal entry, January 20, 2011 10:30 pm Lucky is asleep by the fireplace. Do dogs dream? He’s lying on his side and he’s running, his...

Alma

Earlier in the year 2nd Tuesday included a story about a baby named Alma who required a liver transplant and the fundraising efforts to alleviate some of the stress of the financial costs of...

Sea Creatures

I like to look at things, study them, think about the meaning and emotions of moments.  The world of social media and the  posts of summer seem to come so rapidly that much of the...

Nature Rx

“Tired, Stressed out?  Try Nature.” So begins a journey in a new offering by Nature Rx.

I Put A Seashell To My Ear

This is a two and one half hour film of a single stance of the ocean, a box seat to the repetitive music of waves. Enlarge to full screen and use it in a...

Trees Calm Us

Perhaps in autumn we are more aware of trees than at any other time of the year. Quite apart from providing oxygen, food , material necessities, and shelter, trees provide us with spiritual riches and...

The Tomato Sandwich

A warm twist on the finest sandwich in the world – at least during August Tomato sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise. It’s that month, the month when our neighbors and friends with gardens start giving...

What More Do You Want

Before we can appreciate what we have we have to become aware that it exists. In an interview, Paul Hawken said, “Ralph Waldo Emerson was once asked what he thought people would do if...