Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

I've been thinking a lot about memorial day and the various reasons that we as Americans send our sons and daughters overseas.

What are these reasons? Are they true or false? Do we believe what we are told? Do we believe in our government? Given my history, I find myself awkwardly straddling the chasm that spans honoring the profound sacrifice that has been laid upon what Lincoln called "the altar of freedom" and a deep question reflex in my mind that so frequently asks "Has this all been worth it?" Has it been worth the human lives expended to honor pieces of colored fabric that we like to call flags?

The quickest way to end a war, according to George Orwell, is to lose it. I'm going to hold that one in my mind for today. At the moment, it feels much more valid than a parade.

A flag lays discarded in a Vermont cemetery in 2011

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

March Against Monsanto

Despite a cold and rainy day, I managed to have a bit of fun photographing the March Against Monsanto earlier today in Montpelier, VT. Click each photo to view in full screen.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Recovered Photographs of Hurricane Sandy Relief

Hello everyone,

As I was preparing my gear to cover a story this coming weekend, I randomly decided to run one of my cards through a data recovery program. Lo and Behold, I found a batch of photographs (slightly chewed upon) from some work I did while volunteering with Occupy Sandy back in November. I pulled the survivors and figured I'd post them here.

Special shout out to Jo and Alaena for taking the journey with me to New York.

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My column with Vermont Commons
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Happy May Day 2013

Once again workers from across Vermont gathered in the Capital City of Montpelier to show solidarity and support for one another. Here's the photos!