- I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.
Green Milk - 2005 PAW - Week 10
(Nikon D2H, old Vivitar Series 1 35-85/2.8. ISO 400. 1/180 @ 2.8)
On the morning of March 17th every year well before we awake at our house, the Sidhe turn our milk green. They do this to remind us that while a Christian Bishop named Patrick may have led the people of Ireland away from a rich heritage of Pagan Gaeldom, (as the Christian Abbot of Iona Columba later did in Scotland) we the decendants of the converted Celts are again safe and free to revisit that long forgotten heritage.
We don't drink ourselves into a stupor in order to 'celebrate' that Patrick began an overwhelming theocratic assimilation of yet another indiginous people who were one with the Land. Instead, we celebrate as a family the fact that some small vestiges and the spirit of those old Celtic Pagan traditions are being rediscovered, and much of what is left of it can be applied to a full spiritual life in the 21st Century. Through this application we hope that we are honouring our anscestors (Pagan and Christian) and that their spirits may live on forever in the generations of new Celts to come.
"If we are without knowledge of our past, then we are without knowledge of ourselves." - Annon Celtic proverb.