Blue Heron, 24 April 2017, Chamblee, GA

I spent about fifteen minutes following a blue heron around a pond near my office this morning and making video clips, which I edited in iMovie. This is the finished product. There's been at least one, maybe multiple herons visiting the pond here for several years, but I'm not certain this is the same one … Continue reading Blue Heron, 24 April 2017, Chamblee, GA

Blue Heron, Chamblee, GA, 13 April 2017

Some video of a blue heron hanging out at a pond in Chamblee, GA. I was using the zoom, but I still managed to get about five or six feet away while making the video. I'm not sure if this is the same heron I normally see here. There's a creek not far away, which … Continue reading Blue Heron, Chamblee, GA, 13 April 2017

Zebra Finch, Chamblee, GA, July, 2016

While walking around Century Center in Chamblee Monday, I encountered an odd looking little bird I'd never seen before. Investigation on the Internet uncovered that it's a male zebra finch, which is not native to North America, but the species has been introduced, possibly as pets or for research. I'm not sure how this one … Continue reading Zebra Finch, Chamblee, GA, July, 2016

Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

   I had the opportunity to see Serial Blackface, a world premiere play by Janine Nabers, at Actor's Express in Atlanta on Wednesday, 6 April. Serial Blackface is about the struggles of a low income mother and daughter dealing with the disappearance of a younger son, set against the backdrop of what has become known … Continue reading Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

Total Eclipse of the Hart

On my first visit to Stone Mountain this year, I encountered an entire herd of deer, at least seven or eight individuals, with more probably lurking in the woods. They were somewhat off the path, along the five-mile walking trail that circles the mountain. I encountered them about halfway between the two and two and … Continue reading Total Eclipse of the Hart

The Carvings on Stone Mountain, #7

Cedonia & Brice Browder 8-1916 In 1920, closest to the date of the carving, Cedonia F. Browder, age twelve and her brother Brice, age eight, are found in the household of George M. Browder, age thirty-one, and his wife Dell A. age thirty-four. Both Cedonia and Brice are identified as "Meyer" instead of Browder and … Continue reading The Carvings on Stone Mountain, #7