Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I can’t wait to leave, and I can’t wait to return. Since moving to Paducah 6 years ago I have returned “home” 3 to 4 times a year, each trip lasting 5-7 days. Most of the time I made the 15 hour drive alone (Patience remaining home to care for the dogs.), but age and gas prices have made air travel from Paducah much more appealing. And the pattern is always the same.

The closer the day of departure draws, the more anxious I become to leave, and after 3-4 days away my feelings reverse and I become anxious to return. Thinking about this I realize this simply reflects an attachment to both “homes”, my 6 years in Paducah’s Lowertown holds its own to 18 years in New Jersey, 18 in Wilmington Delaware, and 17 in Elkton Maryland.

Adding an exclamation point to this, Paducah was featured in the NY Times spring travel magazine on Sunday, the 18th.

On my day in Philadelphia I managed to see some old haunts.

Rittenhaouse Square...One block from the Sande Webster Gallery where I have my work.


dog face girls said...

Great article. Have a safe trip home.


madre-terra said...

That was a good article in the Times. I sent the link to our friends that are thinking of moving to Paducah.
Glad you had such a great show!