Then and Now: Brent

When you are living with 200 protestors for almost six months in a park that is 1.5 acres and three blocks from The White House, you meet people from all over the country. Brent is a friend of mine that I met back in November ’11 when the 27 year old electrician came up from…

GUEST BLOG: The Problem With Gun Control Laws?

Violence in the media always seems to be a rallying cry for tougher gun control laws. While that’s convenient for gun opponents, it’s nothing more than playing on people’s emotions to “sell” their point of view. But there are, in my opinion, some serious problems with crying out for “gun control.” The most obvious, and…

Some days it don’t pay to get out of bed

Some days it just don’t pay to get out of bed. I’m in the raft on the Arkansas River just downstream from Salida, Colorado. I’m minding my own business.  Taking photographs of people fishing. I’m facing backwards getting a shot of the rafts coming downstream behind me and I feel a bump.  Turning around just…

Ramblings and some scenery from Salida, Colorado

A few shots from the past couple days here in Salida, Colorado. There’s no internet service or cell service at the fishing camp, so my ramblings will be intermittent. It’s cold and windy along the river. Saturday, May 5, it was bright, shiny and very windy. This morning (Monday the 7th) there were several inches…

Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado

In mid-summer of 1859 two crusty surveyors set out from Denver City to start a new town to be called Colorado City.  While scouting for locations, they stumbled across an area of sandstone formations.  One of the surveyors, Michael Beach thought it would be a great spot for a beer garden.  His buddy, Rufus Cable,…

Options: You Gotta Love ‘em!

Options. You gotta love options. For the past four months I’ve been living with the protesters in McPherson Square for OccupyDC. It’s been a ride and you can read a brief synopsis of my time here in The Huffington Post. Now it’s time for the next adventure and I believe it may have fallen in…