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Hot Cops, Heaps of Marijuana, & One Memorable Photo

Some people seem to end up in the wrong place at the right time. During my time working at the Observer-Dispatch, I had a knack for ending up in the right place at the right time, […]

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Twenty-something Years Ago I Built My First Web Site

The year was 1997 and a new frontier was well underway. It was a wild west of sort, unchartered territory with limitless possibilities. Back then having a website was not a necessity as it is today, […]

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Emotion is there behind the lens

The following editorial column originally appeared in the Observer-Dispatch April 17, 1994. ___________________________________________ I didn’t mean to hurt Eddie House, but I did. House is an emergency medical technician with the Vernon Center Fire Department.  […]

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Looking back: Memorial day circa 1992 at the OD

As I’m sitting here at my desk resigned to working all weekend, I thought back to one Memorial Day when I was at the Observer-Dispatch. I had to work that day, and a few days […]

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Long Lost Superheros

Last weekend I attended a gathering of  journalism superheroes of yesteryear. There were reporters, editors, and photographers from an era when journalism was real, and good, and it was done the right way. It was […]

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I must be getting old…

Something has changed. Today,  my camera and I came face-to-face with a family  who had just learned someone they loved died in a house fire. It had been a while since I had been there […]

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Why NOT to give away your copyrights

I keep seeing up-and-coming photographers on Facebook offering packages that give away high resolution digital images, and worse yet, their COPYRIGHTS. Here are 5 important reasons NOT to give your copyrights away: 1. Stock images […]

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