Failure?

My two latest trips to the ice-cave under the Mendenhall Glacier have failed to yield a single useful photograph despite hours of effort in the cold and wet environment. As a result, I’ve… Continue reading

Look and See

Last night, as I looked forward to a weeks worth of wonderful weather, I was struck by a perplexing thought. I have no doubt that I’ll be looking for the beauty in the… Continue reading

A Taste of the Southwest

While traveling the Southwest with my family earlier this summer, we put over 2000 miles on our rental Toyota Corolla in roughly two weeks. In other words, we saw a lot of Arizona… Continue reading

Farewell to the Class of 2013

When asked to describe what I appreciate about my job as a high school math teacher, I rarely fail to mention that I hate change. I’m only partially joking, and I really don’t… Continue reading

Yet Another Evening

It was good to get out to the coast the other night. While there appeared to be a chance the whole sky full of clouds would light up as the sun set, the… Continue reading

Holy Ground

There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses… Continue reading

Finding the Fleeting Edge

You’ll often hear photographers talking about “edges” when they list things that have potential to produce engaging and meaningful imagery. Edges come in all forms, from the almost overemphasized edges of the day… Continue reading

Joy in Anticipation

The other day I read that “joy” and “trust” are inseparable. I don’t know if I could wholeheartedly endorse that notion. It seems possible to me to experience joy in a moment, but… Continue reading

New Gallery: Other Glacial Valleys

I’ve added a new page to the image galleries. This one features photographs that are predominantly from the Herbert Glacier area, but there are also a few photos from Tracey Arm and the… Continue reading

The Universe and Human Existence

The northern lights are undeniably one of our planet’s most glorious and awe inspiring natural phenomena. Acts of terror that result in the murder of innocent children are as vile and horrific as… Continue reading