I wrote four of the essays in this collection over a period of more than twenty years for a discussion group that met until the early twenty-first century. There were others I wrote for the group, but I've lost track of them. I wrote "Recessional" in 2007 for a family web. I add essays on photography as I write them. I recently ran across the short story"Snowscape With Paintings" in my archives. I wrote it long ago. My other short stories are in Twenty Years to Asia. I may write more now that I've found "Snowscape," the only one not Asia associated.