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Ricka McNaughton Writing, Photography

Above: Skyline view of Camel's Hump, Vermont's most iconic mountain, as an afternoon thunderstorm was pulling away. [Photo by Ricka McNaughton] 


PUBLISHED ARTICLES contains links to samples of my professional short-feature writing. It's a little parking lot for some of my past work where you can peruse articles according to subject matter.    

BLOG, BARELY features stories on intriguing subjects that I occasionally write just for this site, along with some photography. When I lapse into a creative torpor, I find doing a post reinvigorating.       

Hop to the BLURBOSPHERE to see what I'm liking of late. I don't mean the social media sense of "like" as when a person snaps a selfie in the aisle of a supermarket, holding up a snack food, and you emote back: "Wow. Cheetos. Good choice." On my Blurbosphere I post substantive stories and burbs about people I've come in contact with whose creative work, interesting deeds or moments of brilliance are my pleasure to share.   

What's the deal, you ask, with the site name "The Insufficient Skeptic"?  
​I've come to know that the habit of jaded skepticism can cloud your vision at times. To approach subjects in this mentally defensive mode predisposes you to see things a certain way, when what you want is to see a subject in all possible ways. This doesn't preclude a critical appraisal of the facts. It's a question, I guess, of what order you do things in.