Seven Years of Bliss

My running buddy, best friend, and self-taught therapy dog turns seven today. Even in my wildest dreams I don’t think I could have imagined that she would be such a loyal and devoted companion — be it for an epic run on the Appalachian Trial, or simply a quick drive …

Yay for Phil Klay

So, suddenly, this is sort of a big deal. Phil Klay, US Marine Veteran, author of “Redeployment” and Dartmouth alumn, just won himself a National Book Award. Yay for him. I had the opportunity to try to get a decent picture of him at a panel discussion at Dartmouth last month with …

Dear Ballard Trail Terrorist… We Really Need to Talk

Not much can surprise in our increasingly dysfunctional community nowadays. This, after all, is where police cars are set on fire, determined attempts are made to ban dogs from public property, and anonymous complaints are raised over the Halloween decorations at the post office. Apparently some of us have nothing …

Election season always gets me depressed.

The hateful ignorance of the Republicans, their callous narcissism and greed masquerading as piety and mock compassion: “Well, I’ve got mine, so fuck you. It’s just manifest destiny that my rich friends have second homes while your kid’s surgery sent you into bankruptcy. Jesus clearly wanted it that way. Nyah …

A Quiet Genius: Miguel Marin-Padilla

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to be asked to get some pictures of Miguel Marin-Padilla, a retired Dartmouth professor still living in Hanover, NH with a full research lab set up in his basement. I’d never heard of the professor before, but learning more about his lifelong passion for …

A Trip Down an Albanian Memory Lane

Fifteen years ago I strung together a handful of assignments for relief organizations and newspapers and got myself to the border between Kosovo and Albania just as the Serbian ethnic cleansing of Kosovo got underway and the first refugees started arriving. The desolate town of Kukes in Northern Albania was a …

Carson on Africa

Johnnie Carson, Former US Ambassador and retired Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, answers a question from a visiting Fellow taking part in the Young African Leaders Initiative at a dinner at Dartmouth College in July 2014. (1/200s f3.5 @ 2000 ISO)

Young African Leaders at Dartmouth

The editors at Dartmouth’s in-house magazine, Dartmouth Now, made good use of shots I took of the first group of Washington Fellows participating in the Young African Leaders Initiative. A great bunch of amazing individuals, they were fun to tag along with while they did team building adventures at Oak Hill in …