Monthly Archives: October 2013

Airplanes, memories and doin’ the Gillette-thing

I’ll be back in Seattle by the time this is posted, but right now I’m flying directly over the little town where all this began. Gillette, Wyoming is where I worked my first full-time newspaper photography job. I’d had several … Continue reading

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See what I saw

Once in a while, as a photographer, you get to witness someone see them self as you saw them. You get to watch them respond to your picture. You get to watch them react to their friends’ reactions. It’s a … Continue reading

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If I don’t have it now, I won’t have it until I get back

I spent today running all over the north end of Seattle taking care of last minute errands for my South Africa trip. I had to pick up two rental lenses from a camera store. I bought an extra body cap … Continue reading

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I have reason to believe we both will be received

“His path was marked by the stars in the Southern Hemisphere, and he walked the length of his days under African skies.” ~ Paul Simon Paul Simon’s “Graceland” was the first CD I ever bought. I didn’t yet own a … Continue reading

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More camera tests to prepare for a reporting trip

I’m continuing with the non-motorcycle posts as I prepare for a reporting trip that begins THIS Friday. Today, I had to run some errands in Seattle, and I decided to carry the camera I’ll be using in South Africa, the … Continue reading

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Newsroom construction zone (and testing a new camera)

I’m departing from the topic of motorcycles once again to show the building stage of the Fred Hutchinson Communications Dept. newsroom in Seattle. The construction area has been loud all day. I’m happy it’s coming together. They say it might … Continue reading

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Scenes from a surprise party

I’m departing from my usual topic today. You see I just started a new job. It feels good, but it’s also overwhelming. In fact, it feels like the thrilling 1996 launch days of msnbc.com. We’re literally building a newsroom and … Continue reading

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