On We Go

Bonnie Hawthorne
Tales of putting one foot in front of the other.
Created 08 Sep 2021
  • "It's a Big Country"
    20 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    The year was 1987. The roll of Tri-X was 36 exposures. The mileage from New York to Los Angeles (by way of Western Pennsylvania), worked out perfectly to one shot every 87 miles. The starting point wa...
  • Intersectionality
    13 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 4 2
    I’ve long assumed that I will eventually meet my demise by running across a road to take a photo, or while standing next to one, shooting. This has made me increasingly careful with my roadside photo ...
  • Three Gals, Three Guitars
    06 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 8 0
    The thing about life-changing moments is you never know when they’re going to show up. They also rarely announce their arrival, though it would be super helpful if they did. Instead, we often miss the...
  • "Tell a Dream, Lose a Reader"
    30 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 6
    There was a time when my dream life was way more important to me than my waking life. Dreams came easily to me when I was in high school and in my early 20s. I had flying dreams almost every night. I ...
  • "Nancy Drew"
    23 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 6 1
    Collage by Things I Never Said to You Yesterday, I had to drop a return at the UPS store. In another era, that sentence might have required explanation, but anyone with an internet connection and a wo...
  • Analog Cabin
    16 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 4
    Monterey Life Magazine photo shoot, 1984 Photo by Peter Figen This portrait resurfaced a few years ago when photographer Peter Figen did some old-file housekeeping. Monterey Life Magazine hired him in...
  • boomersomething
    16 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 5 2
    Homage to an Amish Housekeeper, 1983 ©Bonnie Hawthorne My sister, Sue, who’s three years older than I am, has a new ally in the culture wars: “Dr. Rick” from the Progressive Insurance commercials. A p...
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