Category Archives: Travel

Uncle Chuck McIntyre’s cancer story

I’ve heard a lot of cancer stories in the last year, but last night’s hit closest to home. My uncle picked me up at my hotel in downtown Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon. We drove up to the area around … Continue reading

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‘It’s livin’ that’s hard’

“Dying is easy. It’s livin’ that’s hard…” ~ The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash I’m in Salt Lake City, Utah this week visiting my extended family because we lost a couple important family members last week. We’re all attending viewings … Continue reading

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Creatively managing change in Friday Harbor

What is it about the need some people have to experiment, experiences and create? It’s an interesting thing to consider, because most of the creators I know don’t seem to do it for money for fame. Sometimes they cloak their … Continue reading

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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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What’s a little motorcycle trip among friends?

On Americans’ wanderlust: NBC’s John Brecher recently photographed and interviewed people who were buying into a hopeless dream. They were purchasing Powerball tickets in Queens, NY. Each of them understood the futility of their action. One man even admitted to … Continue reading

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Crescent City, Calif. to Bothell, Wash. – Dads in the breakdown lane

“Well I woke up Sunday morning, with no way to hold my head that didn’t hurt. The beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad, so I had one more for dessert. Then I fumbled through my closet for my clothes, … Continue reading

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Crazy for the moon over Crescent City

“Crazy, I’m crazy for feeling so lonely. I’m crazy, crazy for feeling so blue.” ~ Willie Nelson Stopping in Crescent City has been part of the deal from the very beginning of planning The Ride. This is where Robert Pirsig … Continue reading

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