Welcome, I’m Christopher Tidrick. I’m Connecticut-bred and Illinois-planted — a city boy who’s found life and love in the heartland. I’m a 40-something, writer, photographer, father, partner, outdoor enthusiast, gardener, skychaser, wanna-be foodie, and armchair philosopher all wrapped into one human work in progress.
This site combines my current writing and photography with some survivors of my three previous blogs — A Muse in Here (2015), From the Soil (2009-2014) and Skim Mocha, No Whip (2007-2010) — each a different piece of me.
I post here to exhale, to find sense and stability in the chaos, and to provide a real glimpse of me and the world through words and images. It is an inherently personal endeavor that I hope spreads beauty, joy, and personal awareness.