2020 has been a hell of a year with the COVID19 pandemic compounded with political upheavals, social injustices, uprisings, wildfires and the makings for a global economic downturn. This short edit of a much longer view aims to communicate that initial fear of the unknown we all felt, the isolation and remind us of the powers within unity and division. This project has been on-going since January 2020, when news from China broke about the novel coronavirus spreading rapidly and causing SARS-like symptoms. My focus throughout the year has been on the pandemic but to also be open to and explore the political, social andRead More →

Algoma is a city of about 3,000 people on Wisconsin’s shore of Lake Michigan. The area was first inhabited and named by Algonquin speaking people. The city is located on a natural harbor about 25 miles east of the city of Green Bay. Historically, Algoma played a key role in the origin of the Christmas Tree tradition now observed in the United States. In Fred Neuschel’s book about the early Christmas tree shipping industry, Lives and Legends of the Christmas Tree Ships, the description of Algoma is that of a town that relied heavily on the resources and transportation routes Lake Michigan provided. The lakeRead More →