Photo in Midwest Review

Photo in Midwest Review, Writers' Institute, Madison, Wisconsin

A photo I took of the Wisconsin River appears in the new issue of Midwest Review, which is a literary journal that debuts each spring at the Writers’ Institute in Madison. The editors paired my photo with two short stories that prominently feature water.

NAMI Dane County Awards Banquet 2018 (gallery)

NAMI Dane County Awards Banquet and Gala

NAMI Dane County had their annual awards banquet at the wonderful Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace, which overlooks Lake Monona. They asked me to be event photographer again this year, and it’s always a delight. Here’s a small sampling of images from last week. NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and the national …

A bumblebee gave me a tip today: Demolition. 🐝

Madison Area Technical College demolition

As I approached the chainlink fence, TQ from TQ Diamonds spotted me on his security camera. He came out the back door of his jewelry shop, walked around, and snapped a couple photos of the destruction. But he wasn’t dressed for the 16 degree windchill and quickly retreated. A slow day in the diamond business …

Alma mater

Loyalty Society - Luther College

Did you know that ‘alma mater’ means ‘generous mother’ in Latin? My alma mater sent me a note the other day saying that I’ve made a donation to the college in each of the past 19 years. In my defense, I would say I strongly believe in the value of higher education. In an age …

Resale Records remembered

Resale Records remembered

Rome after the fall. Resale Records closed after its longtime owner Eric Teisberg died of a heart attack while entering the Tip Top Tavern across the street last October. As far as record stores go, it wasn’t much to look at, but Resale was definitely unique.