Norwich Halloween — A Photography Tradition

Every year since 2007 I’ve had the pleasure of shooting the antics at the traditional Norwich Halloween party in front of the Norwich Inn and turned the result into a poster for Norwich Recreation that hosts the event (the exception was 2012, when I was in Rwanda and missed the …

Street Performance Classic Returns From Distant Past

The first picture I ever had published was of a wonderfully crazy street performer working in Copenhagen the summer of… oh, many years ago. Technically it was a bit of a dodgy affair: significant lens flare, slightly out of focus, awkward composition, taken on too-fast-for-sunshine black-and-white film (Ilford’s otherwise wonderful …

Full Fall Foliage at Dartmouth

Spectacular fall weather has provided Northern New England with epic foliage this year. Past its peak, the colors are still impressive, like here in Hanover, New Hampshire, where the Dartmouth Green shines in the clean, crisp fall air.

Tantrums in High Places

As a parent I’m watching the government shutdown debacle with dismay. Not because it directly affects me or my kids (not yet), but because the antics of Ted Cruz and the Orange Oompa Loompa of Abject Insincerity, John Boehner, bring back painful memories of managing toddlers. Picture a heated argument …

Down, Dog, Down! Yoga Wars

A cool school in California has added yoga to the physical education curriculum. Some basic stretching, relaxing, stress-releasing poses. Yoga works great for kids — just as it does for millions of adults. Yes, sure, some yoga practitioners take it one step further and add a spiritual component, but that’s …

AT&T: We Suck Therefore We Are

Lovely. Just lovely. I had the pleasure this afternoon of chatting with ‘Ariel Jay Wade’, an AT&T Representative, about the dismal AT&T coverage in Norwich. Ariel Jay Wade: Hi! Thank you for chatting in to AT&T. We’ll be more than happy to assist you with your inquiry. Ariel Jay Wade: What questions …

My Imaginary Friend is Waay Better Than Yours

Poor, ignorant Republican biblethumper has a sad… Discovering that, gosh, her preferred fairy tale isn’t the only one out there, Valarie Hodges from Louisiana would like to discriminate all the same in the name of her “religious freedom.” As Inigo Montoya would say: “You keep using that term.  I do …

Toro Mowers Suck

Grump grump grump. A few years back when our regular gas-powered mower died, I went and did the eco-granola thing and got an electric mower. It’s been a mixed blessing here in tropical Vermont, where green things grow with a righteous fury under the right conditions, and where turning your …