The Badlands…. With virtually no water, no shade, a heatwave where the temperatures did not drop below 80 degrees at night, and a wind that made it feel like you were in an over my first stop on my trip across the country this past summer was definitely an extreme one. Because of the harsh terrain and lack of resources the Lakota people called this ares “mako sica” or “land bad.” French-Canadian fur trappers called it “les mauvais terres pour […]
As I sit here tonight and listen to the arctic wind howl outside my window it reminds me of the time I spent at Duquesne. Walking to class at 8am with the cold wind blowing off the river high on the bluff. It could get bitter up on that hill. It also helps that tomorrow is the annual Rangos School of Health Science’s Alumni Basketball Game. For those of you who don’t know, I spent 4 years attending Duquesne for […]
Shoot for the stars. Looking up into the night sky growing up I was a wiz at identifying the constellations. Orion the Hunter, the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper, I could even set direction in the scouts with Polaris. What I didn’t know at the time was that all the city lights from where I lived made seeing the majority of stars impossible. It wasn’t until after college while backpacking in the back-country that I saw what I was missing. […]
The first time I took a photo where I was like “wow” was an exciting moment. I was at a local amusement park with my family and I had a cheap fujifilm disposable with 800 speed color fujifilm in it.