For the past four decades, in my down time from days as documentary-film road warrior (including a year on staff with the four original journalistic titans of 60 minutes) and a second career as a creative writing teacher in an inner-city high school, and now full time, I have been fortunate enough to spend my happiest hours roaming through a mythical realm I call The Basset Domain with my beloved hounds: Bioan, Boan, Boanis and, now, Bynis - photographing their adventures.
Since the sudden arrival of this new age of the Covid 19 Pandemic, in all of its hand-wiping sheltering in place away from anyone and everyone else, I began envisioning a safe, clean way to send a little cheer to all the friends and loved ones from whom we must stay separated. Reflecting upon the aura of the countless "Kodak Moments" from our mythical domain, I realized that as the "every man" of the canine world, the Basset Hound has been a staple of the printed greeting card for as long as I can remember. And I understood why most people, the majority of whom have never met one in person, are so beguiled by them: besides being incredibly amusing to look at they are impossible not to love. Sent as E-Cards the only thing contagious about this kind of social intimacy would be all the love that is within them.