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The Latest News From Skyboy Studios

There’s been a lot happening lately that I haven’t had time to post about…so here are some of the things I’ve been up to. I just finished and published my first book of poetry and stories! I’m excited enough about it to justify putting an exclamation point at the end of that sentence…and this one!! […]

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October Healing

I love the month of October. It always makes me cry. Maybe the sense of things soon to be out of reach, gone or blown away, but somehow still pregnant with presence, still here, waiting for us to just once, finally, come on, just notice. The sense not so much of losses or leavings but of […]

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Cloud Disguises

Watching the sky is rewarding on many levels, and one of them is that sometimes it’s just a whole lot of fun! As Carl Jung said, there are no coincidences, so I think this is all happening for a reason. Sometimes the sky makes stuff up. So let’s lie down on the grass here and just […]

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Weather's Where You Find It

  Often when I tell people that I am a sky and weather photography fanatic, they want to know if I fly up in airplanes to take panoramic pictures. Or they wonder if I fling myself madly across the Central Plains in an outfitted vehicle for days at a time seeking super-cell thunderstorms. Neither one. The […]

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The Clouds are in the Ocean

Learning to read the clouds can be pugnaciously hard.  At least it was for me. I’d look at a complex sky with two or three or even four cloud types at once, and it would be hard to tell which cloud was in front of which, what was larger and what was smaller. I couldn’t visualize the underlying […]

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The Edges of Things

I’ve been thinking about this concept for a while but never tried to articulate it, so here goes nothing. It’s the edges of things, not the things themselves, that are that are the most interesting. If I could draw this idea as a map, maybe it would look like this. If you’re sitting inside the upper circle […]

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Tales of the Unexpected

Five Puzzling Pieces Every so often, something happens in the sky that I can’t explain. Not that I can explain everything that happens with the weather, or even very much of it. But nothing in the course of my amateur studies, or my sky and nature photography, has led me to understand what was happening in these five uniquely baffling events. They remain my […]

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Zen of Lightning

The story goes something like this: The acolyte, sitting in meditation in front of the master, breaks the  long silence with a question: “What is the sound of the void, Master?” To which the master replies, “What is the sound of the void, Master?” The young monk, perhaps thinking the master is absent-mindedly repeating his question, […]

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Happy Anniversary: the first Skyboy Photo!

Struck by Fire I was in the garden, I remember,  pulling weeds and looking for aphids, when I happened to look up from my work to see this — apparition — hanging over the treetops like an impromptu party decoration, curly clouds lit up in a vibrant crimson.  I’d never seen a cloud like this, seemingly on […]

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