Guysville is located on the Hocking River at the junction of U.S. Route 50 and State Route 329. When it rains, water floods the area.
Ruby Schall, 3, Landon Schall, 8,and Cherry Schall plays with their dog in the front yard. Cherry Schall just moved to Guysville to live with her mother-in-law. Ruby and Landon, children of her brother in law, visit her family every week.
Nathan Cola, Alyssa Cola, 8, Jordan Cola, 10, and Cra Yeater lift their bibles while singing in church, on March, 23, 2014. Nathan said he carried his bible in his smart phone, so he used his phone instead of the book. Every Sunday, there are 5-10 people attending. More people go to the bigger church in Stewart, which is two miles away from Guysville.
Mike Quinn picks up an old photograph of himself when he was 3 years-old. Mike’s father just passed away, and he decided to sell the house, where he grew up.
Tracks of an old railroad are still obvious in Savannah Park. The railway was built in the early 1870’s, which used to make Guysville a center of commerce. It attracted all kinds of business to the town.
The storage room used to be a chicken house, which was built in the 1940”s. It was built by Quinn’s family and got upgraded several times. Old furniture from three generations are stored here.
Dennis Delaney walks through his living room. Delaney is a professor in the theater department of Ohio University. The old house, which was built in the 1830’s, attracted him to buy it in 2002.
Everett Gilmore, 8, plays iPad and eats homemade popcorn at home on a Saturday afternoon. There are not many kids living in Guysville, so Everett doesn’t have a lot of friends to play with.
“Be aware of dogs”, says a sign hanging on the fence of Ryan Williams’s house. He moved here 16 years ago because of his girlfriend, who grew up in Guysville. He owns two dogs and a cat, so he built a high fence for safety.
Shayla Schall checks her grandmother Shirley Schall’s eyes. Shayla just moved to Amesville in January, but she still comes to the church in Guysville and visits her grandmother every Sunday.
Abe Gilmore, 6, rides bike on a small hill in front of the post office. Abe’s father P.J. Gilmore took him and his brother Everett there to practice riding bicycles. They moved to Guysville because the housing is more affordable, but they have to commute to Athens for all kinds of sports activities for the children.
Doug Recton likes to play golf in his frontyard. He moved from Parkersburg, W.VA. to Guysville and was retired from electric company in Athens. Recton loves to live far from other houses. He owns 7 acres land, where he goes hunting during winter time.
Quinn’s family arranges all the old family items before selling the house. The house was built in the 1860’s. Three generations of the family have lived here.
Jerrick Nutter counts the money people donated after a pancake breakfast held in the Masonic Lodge. He comes to help because his father Chris Nutter is a member of the Masonic Lodge. The pancake breakfast is held on the first Saturday of every month.
Abe Gilmore, 6, and Everett Gilmore play in their neighbor’s backyard. Their family is selling their house and planning to move back to Athens. They are both into sports very much and they attend baseball team in Athens, which requires practicing every week.
A school bus passes on through the town of Guysville on State Route 329 in the morning. Houses in the town are right beside the road, so people have to watch out when they go across the road.
Beyond Time and Place
Always wearing black with his hair in a bun, which is a traditional Taoist look, Harrison Moretz is the director and the founder of Taoist Studies Institute.
The Taoist Studies Institute is located on a quiet neighborhood in Seattle. The space of institute is used to be a church.
Harrison Moretz lights up the lamp on the altar before the morning practice. The altar is called Sanqing, which is actually the name of three palaces or realms in Heaven where the highest deities of Taoism reside.
Students practice Chen 48 form, Chen-style Xinyi HunyuanTaijiquan, which is one of the regular T’ai Chi classes in the Institute. They are individually instructed by teachers separately later.
Harrison Moretz practices pushing hands with Howard Nevitt, who is his student and old friend.
“Shoko and Harrison, each has a little bit different way through their personalities of presenting what they teach,” says Jeff Collum. Shoko Zama is another teacher in the institute, who has been practicing T’ai Chi since 1980.
Students hang out together after class, sharing thoughts and experiences. There are around 80 students in the Institute. Many of them come every day, or even twice a day to take classes and practice.
Shoko Zama, Harrison Moretz’s wife, tells students it is Harrison’s birthday when a class finishes.
Harrison Moretz mows the sanctuary before it starts to rain. He comes to the site regularly to take care of the land, with Shoko Zama and other volunteers.
To keep traditional architecture style, Harrison Moretz buys and delivers many furnitures and decorations from China.
Harrison Moretz goes back home to take a break after a class. Classes start at 9 a.m. and ends at 9 p.m. through Monday to Saturday. School, home and the santuray site are places where he spends time every day.