Friday, August 21, 2009

Logan Phillips in South America





Logan is traveling in South America and sent us these wonderful photos.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tennessee State Prison- The Walls

Dead Line at the Walls

Many years ago I was allowed inside the prison walls to photograph the prison. In keeping with the somberness of the event, rain poured down on me the entire time. I had to shoot from under an umbrella.

Most compelling for me was this photo of the "dead line" at the prison. Prisoners entered and exited the prison to/from the visitor's picnic area through this garage-like building. The door opened slowly like a drawbridge. The sign on the doors reads "Dead Line - Do Not Come Within 10 feet of These Doors." The entire prison was creepy and hadn't been revamped for its movie career yet. My husband, Alan Ross, visited a man named Charles who was in The Walls for 25 yrs. During those 25 years Alan visited at least every couple of months, sometimes more often. Shortly after Charles' release, he died and was buried in a pauper's grave.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

How to Make Granola

You will need:
1 stick of butter melted in ¾ cup honey
4-5 cups of rolled oats
Nuts, dried coconut, raisins, flax seed, sunflower seeds

Melt the butter in the honey. Set aside. Mix oats and additional ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the honey butter over the mixture and stir until coated. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Stir and bake five minutes more if needed. Cool and store in a tightly closed container.

Monday, August 3, 2009