“Reservation”

Shannon County is located in southwestern South Dakota and is the only county completely contained within the Pine Ridge Reservation for the Oglala Sioux. Natalie and I moved to the small town of Kyle in the north east of the reservation this July where Natalie will work as a 1st grade teacher in the Little … Continue reading

Lessons from a Motorized Metal Shark

A drive down the road in Englewood, Florida might yield you a fairly monotonous view of strip malls, gas stations, and flat, straight roads through semi-tropical, over-developed, sand-land. Indeed, were on our way to a Home Depot, for a small arts & crafts project. As we drove, we came across a motorized metal shark driving … Continue reading

So, We Went to Occupy San Diego…

…and at first it was exciting. As we rounded the corner heading toward the downtown park, we could hear the light rumble of protesting voices, maybe a drum or two, and a few whistles and hoots. With camera in hand we entered the park, just beginning to bustle with the young and old; the professing; … Continue reading

Camping in Oakland

San Francisco lived up the reputation that preceded it… “It’s amazing here!  Come visit!” “Eh, it wasn’t what I was looking for. Something about it; …there are a lot of crazy people.” “Oh dude, I really wanna go to San Fran!” “It’s magical, it’s where your Father and I got engaged!” It was disjointed, communal, free, and … Continue reading

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