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Dan Burkholder/Sun to Moon Gallery
“Path at Sunrise, Great Trinity Forest,” photograph, platinum on vellum over gold leaf, by Dan Burkholder.

Local publishes memoir about years as Air Force linguist

A Denton author has recently had a memoir published.

Edwin Jones has released Up Against the Wall through the North Texas publishing house Tate Publishing & Enterprises.

Up Against the Wall tells the story of Jones’ years in the Air Force, where he served as a Russian linguist. Technical school instructors often told young airmen in the linguistic and analytical career fields that they had unusual intelligence. Their top-secret cryptographic clearances and intense training seemed to corroborate the claim.

Whether the airmen were unusually intelligent or not, linguist airmen were assured that, under stress, they were prone to cross the fine line between intelligence and lunacy. Jones recounts tales that support the warning. He includes history, hearsay and personal experience in the memoir.

After his retirement, Jones worked as a motivational speaker and management teacher for a telecommunications company. He is on staff at a large evangelical Christian church in Denton.

Jones’ book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or online at www.bn.com and Amazon.com.

 

Dallas

Gallery celebrates Dallas’ Trinity Forest, river in photos

The latest exhibit at Sun to Moon Gallery, “Dallas, Naturally. FOCUS: The Great Trinity Forest & Trinity River,” trains the lens of four fine-art photographers on the unlikely natural region that stands in one of the largest cities in the country.

It might seem impossible that Dallas is home to more than 6,000 acres of forest — with a river running through it. But it is, and the Trinity Forest is largest urban hardwood forest in the country. Yet the landscape photographers — Scot Miller, Jill Skupin Burkholder, Dan Burkholder and R.P. Washburne — put that urban hardwood forest in sharp focus.

The photographers share the goal of promoting and raising awareness about the forest and river. The show includes vivid digital images, close-up shots of the natural minutiae with film and a medium-format camera, bromoil prints overlaid with color pigments and more.

Partial proceeds from print sales will benefit Groundwork Dallas, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting environmental, economic and social well-being in the Great Trinity Forest, the Trinity River watershed and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 17. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and by appointment.

The gallery is located at 1515 Levee St. in the Dallas Design District.

Sun to Moon is owned by Denton native Miller and his wife, Marilyn.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.suntomoon.com.

— Staff reports

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