It sucks that Gregg Allman is dead, but his memory conjures so many amazing jams that it’s really hard to be depressed when I think of his passing.
I’m still only in Saigon,” likely won’t be a phrase that we hear in the not-too-distant future. At least not when Jonah and the bots are making “Harry Potter,” “Parks & Recreation” and Facebook references.
I was laying on a mattress in the living room of my my grandparents’ old home in the country when I was first introduced to the absolute best show on earth: Mystery Science Theater. 3,000. Continue reading
I tried to do more photography than ever in 2016, and for the most part I think I succeeded.
I made a resolution to take more photographs of people that year. To be bolder. More in your face. To tell better stories with my photos. To be more concrete and less abstract.
Looking back I made good on that resolution. Many of my photos in 2016 are filled with people. Continue reading
Among the many celebrity deaths that overwhelmed us in 2016, Carrie Fisher’s passing is the only one that truly hurt me.
Muhammad Ali and David Bowie’s deaths, while sad, didn’t throw me off. People die. Some people die sooner than others. And when you spend your years indulging in copious amounts of cocaine (such as Bowie) or having your skull hammered by world-renown heavy weights (such as Ali), it’s a wonder some of these people lived as long as they did.
My only remaining grandparent died in 2016 as well. Marion Kokoska died at the age of 95 alongside family members in Augusta, Maine. I was upset, but I could keep the lump in my throat at bay. I knew it was coming. So did my family.
“Death and taxes,” as the saying goes.
As shared by beloved KEXP DJ Kevin Cole. Love me some crusty old pirate tunes.
“You need me a lot more than I need you.”
Those were the stinging words of an unhappy newspaper subscriber who called me on a late work night at The West Side Journal, a small community newspaper where I work as the editor. Continue reading
There is nothing better than a great selection of movies and a large bowl of popcorn to properly enjoy your Halloween, so I’ve decided to provide you with a list of my favorite horror movies to watch this year.
Growing up, my dad and I used to sit down and watch the old black and white films during Halloween. They were the monster movies, usually starring the werewolf, Dr. Frankenstein, Count Dracula and other ghouls, like Vincent Price and his mustache. As much as I have grown to like those movies, I think we often overlook a lot of the more recent horror movies (and sometimes for good reasons).
It’s hard to visualize what happens during a flood unless you see it for yourself.
Perhaps this is why the national news media was slow to pick up the story in Louisiana over the last couple weeks. Watching footage of the flooding or seeing images of it in the newspaper only gives you a surface experience of the disaster.
An Adobe Spark story I created in the aftermath of the flooding in the Baton Rouge area on Saturday, Aug. 13. (Link here.)
Thoughts on Alton Sterling, the shooting of Baton Rouge Police officers and the next steps forward.
Nothing has been the same in Baton Rouge since the death of Alton Sterling.
The sadness and frustration has been everywhere. It could only have been made worse by the murder of three innocent Baton Rouge police officers less than two weeks later.