“There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” -Red Smith

Looking Back

Feb
21
Posted at 9:28 pm

Her name was Jill. I know this because that’s what it said on the name tag she wore as she checked my groceries at the supermarket. She was bubbly. Perky. Friendly. Upbeat. Clearly she had to be brought down. “Have a good one!” she said cheerfully as she handed me my change. “Have a good [...]

Feb
14
Posted at 1:39 pm

If you’re going to do something, my dad used to say, do it right. Mostly he said that after my halfhearted attempts to weed the vegetable garden. He would look at the pile of green weeds and notice that there were almost no roots attached to the leaves and stems. For some reason that absolutely [...]

Feb
07
Posted at 3:53 pm

Laura is a pro. Specifically, she is a photojournalist working for a daily metropolitan newspaper. Through years of experience providing photographic documentation of news stories ranging from the boringly mundane to the stunningly spectacular, she has honed her craft as a bona fide journalist and a Canonized – or was that Nikonized? – storyteller. She’s [...]