Freedom of speech sometimes includes silent protests

I love our American flag. Whenever it passes by in a parade, I put my right hand to my heart, usually with my camera in my hand. I recite the Pledge of Allegiance and stand proudly when the National Anthem plays or is sang (even when it’s sang horribly). I’ve never considered it a requirement …

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It’s chow time with the camera

I’ve taken a lot of different photographs with my camera, but one of my latest efforts has been to capture pictures of food. Granted, I’ve captured food images before, but I’ve been fascinated recently by trying to capture images of the food I made.   Most of my food photos lately have been of breakfast, …

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No small steps in this man’s kind gesture

A few days ago, the United States remembered a dark day in our history, when thousands were killed in terrorist attacks on American soil. Among them were more than 300 firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty as they tried to save people inside the World Trade Center. My partner, Todd, did …

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Genuine giving means doing it without being asked

It’s been more than a week since Hurricane Harvey slammed into Houston, Texas, and the surrounding communities, bringing about incredible destruction and devastation. In the days that followed, we saw that, despite the toxic state of our country’s government, people could still come together and help those in need. I couldn’t have been the only …

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