The Story!

At once it struck me what quality went to form a Man of Achievement, especially in Literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously - I mean Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.  – John Keats´╗┐

The Extras!
waitin' round the bend is now available from
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waitin’ ‘round the bend is a gift we open slowly, delighting in each moment. The poems roll with engaging, easy movement, personal yet universal glimpses of a nature-filled world. Sparse, elegant, and inspired brushwork evokes the spirit of being, quietude, and presence. Reading this is a wonderful way of traveling to a place filled with harmony and peace.” –Susan Frame, author of Japanese Ink Painting: Beginner’sGuide to Sumi-e

“There is delicacy and strength in this beautiful book of visual art and language. Inspired by Japanese esthetic tradition, and grounded in our time and place – look for the wisteria, the red clay road, the rocking chair and mason jar – the Rodning’s waitin’ ‘round the bend offers us the gift of a third art form, a dance of perceptions.” –Roy Hoffman, author of the nonfiction, Alabama Afternoons and novels, Chicken Dreaming Corn and Come Landfall