m wood pen

illustrator of books, cocktails, travel + more

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty. – Travels in Alaska by John Muir, 1915

To the dismay of my youngest child, I’ve encouraged the habitation of a posse of little birds that nest and chirp near my mudroom porch. Her reasons for panic are justified. I’m also a big film buff, and treated my children to a Friday night of Alfred Hitchcock classics ages ago. It never occurred to …

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I found this church two weeks ago thanks to an inner tug and a sense of history. No research, map or guide. Just a few free hours to spend in Atlanta and a sudden longing to find the place where he found the steam to make his engine roll, roll, roll victoriously, bravely and humbly.  …

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