September 11, 2001

September 10, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Marcia and I were in Manhattan on that infamous day. Shortly after the second plane struck, we rushed to the roof of our apartment building at 1 Central Park West to look to the south. After the second tower collapsed, we watched that large toxic cloud rise slowly from Ground Zero. When I looked at Marcia, I realized she was silently expressing eve...
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Double Rainbow over Maui

September 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
A double rainbow is not as uncommon as you might think. The secondary rainbow is the result of sunlight that has undergone two internal reflections (rather than one, for the primary) in the water droplets you're viewing (with your back to the sun). One of the signature features of the secondary rainbow is the reversal of colors relative to the prim...
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The Silence of the Lambs

August 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
On the southern coast of New Zealand's North Island, just east of Wellington, the Wharekauhau Lodge overlooks Palliser Bay. The estate includes a working sheep farm which traces its roots to the 1840s. This shearer demonstrated his technique in a cavernous barn, which could have been the set for a scene in Silence of the Lambs. Marcia...
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Working Man's Lunch. 2011.

August 11, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I stepped out of a hole-in-the wall Chinese restaurant in Lower Manhattan and was drawn to the sight of a hard-working man in paint-speckled jeans and the colors that enveloped him as he concentrated on his lunch.
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The Marketplace at Karatu. 2014.

August 03, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
We had just spent three cold nights in the cloud forest on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, about eighty miles west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Now we were heading to a warmer place, the southern desert of the Serengeti. On our way to a small airstrip near Lake Manyara, we passed through the Karatu District on market day. Our driver was happy to make a stop...
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