What's the word at the Reliable Narrative blog?

  See what I have been writing about - M. R. Bailey

Here is a great way to see what you're writing about from a high altitude cloud perspective. Wordles are 'word clouds' that emphasize words in proportion to their frequency of use in text. Here’s a Wordle of mrbailey.net taken on April 16, 2012. Though more generic terms rise to the top, there is a diverse array of topics over recent months.



The Day We Lost 3,000 Futures

The attacks of 11 September 2001 changed the landscape of the American experience. We are scarred by the intensity of passions that swept genius into the fires, tested by the assaults on our faith in the dream, and diminished by lost opportunities. Despite these losses, we grow stronger in vision, purpose, and our hunger for a better future... together.



In Remembrance:

David Angell (Apr 10, 1946 - Sep 11, 2001)

Related Links:

9/11 Attacks

The September 11 Digital Archive

© Mark Roger Bailey 2011

"Sleeping Mallard" Wins John G. Mitchell Award

My image, "Sleeping Mallard Hen," has received the 2011 John G. Mitchell Environmental Conservation Award.

The award by the Land/Conservation Trusts of Lyme, Old Lyme, Salem, Essex and East Haddam (CT) honors the American environmentalist and former editor of National Geographic Magazine, John G. Mitchell (d. 2007). Past editor of Sierra Club Books and a longtime field editor and writer for Audubon Magazine, he also wrote many books, including LOSING GROUND (1975), ALASKA STORIES (1984), and DISPATCHES FROM THE DEEP WOODS (1991).

I captured this photo in Essex, CT late in the afternoon, across the river from Mitchell's home in Lyme. At the time, the sight of this duck asleep in the shallows spoke to me about the timeless values of our shared existence along the banks of one of America's great rivers. It also suggested something about art to me. Only later in the digital darkroom did I realize that the scene stirred memories of seeing Albrecht Dürer's Young Hare (1502) at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. A Mallard duck, Albrecht Dürer's hare, and John G. Mitchell... inspiring company.

My photograph of diverse birds - herons, turkey vultures, gulls, ducks, and cormorants - pausing to rest on a river dock,  "No Wake," placed second in the Wildlife Category.