Fire Ops 101

Fire Ops 101 gives elected officials and journalists an idea what fire fighters face on a daily basis. It allows them to experience the smoke, sweat, and physical stress that a firefighter may face during a call. Entering a burning building, extricating a victim from a car and an emergency medical call are some of the scenarios participants face during… Read More

Kani Xiong, Tattoo Artist

While traveling with dutch journalist, Maarten Kolsloot, on a story about a couple dutch brothers working their way through the minor leagues we ended up in Appleton, Wisconsin. As is evident young players like getting tattoos. This brought us to Colt’s Timeless Tattoos in Appleton where we met Kani Xiong, a tattoo artist with, of… Read More

Palm Tree

“I long to see a vista uninterrupted by the skinny, merciless palms — they mock the very idea of shade, and in a region with abundant sunshine, their presence is exasperating. Like alien invaders, reckless colonizers, and “escaped exotics,” as invasive plant species are known, palms have driven out more modest species, claiming, as autocrats… Read More

Mr Padre

Years ago when I was a photographer in the San Diego area I got to spend an afternoon with one of the great MLB hitters of all time, Hall-of-Famer Tony Gywnn and his family in their Poway, Calif. home. He didn’t just have talent he was was an amazing student of the game and spent… Read More