I am fortunate to have gifted artists, musicians, photographers and writers among my friends. They add immeasurably to my life, and I urge you to explore their work.

Bonnie Koloc, my wife, is not only a great singer, but a gifted writer and visual artist:

William (Bill) Hogan‘s imagination  is apparent everywhere in his wildly surrealist drawings and paintings. The latter are works of a gifted colorist and designer.  

Susan Hogan‘s ceramic sculptures and paintings have had numerous one-woman shows and won awards. Her book on art therapy is a standard text.

David Esslemont is a world-class fine book maker and artist, a British citizen now living in rural Iowa.  He was Artistic Director of the University of Wales’ Gregynog Press from 1985–97.

Murray Hudson is a writer, activist, and rare map & globe dealer. He is the author of Dirt & Duty, published by Free River Press, an account of his 12 years farming in West Tennessee.

Bob Campagna, is a photographer of wide-ranging interests, from Americana to the American landscape.  His portraits of small towns and workers are taken by one who cares and  identifies with his subject. Bob and I collaborated on several multi-county projects in the 1990s.

Kate Gilbert Miller is an artist and public arts activist. She is director of Now + There, a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to creating temporary, site-specific, thought provoking public arts projects for Boston.

Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College. Grinnell, Iowa. Director: Professor of Anthropology, Jonathan Andelson.
The Center’s programs explore themes of community, sustainability, and place. In addition to its academic courses, the Center offers lectures, symposia, workshops, and art exhibitions focusing on the prairie region. The Center publishes an on-line journal, Rootstalk