Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rewind to Brooklyn

Note: It is 75 degrees and sunny in Florida right now. So, allow me to say that it is a little strange to think we where watching the snow settle in Brooklyn from our roof just a week ago...



...okay, the time home in the sun may continue now.

Happy Floridays



I suppose this is where beach and street photography meet, at the corner of A1A and Las Olas Blvd. Street photography really isn't my thing, but I spent part of this afternoon cruising down the coastal highway known as A1A.

South to Port Everglades


...from the Yankee Clipper area of Fort Lauderdale Beach at 3 a.m. Went to the roof to view the eclipse.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome home


...if only for a short time.


What came first, the ramp or the palms?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Orange Peels from "half the summer that I spent In the wilderness, playing soccer and kissing girls"


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My time in NYC/Long Island is winding down, and quicker than I thought it would. In a couple weeks I'll return home for the holidays before moving back to Dallas for a second internship with The Morning News. This will be my first time spending more than a week at home since my freshman year in college. Fishing, camping with my brother and father, fried Mahi sandwiches with mom at Bahia and lounging in the sand will likely be highlights of my time home in South Florida.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


I've hired an independent contractor to redesign my blog.

Let's just hope my creativity shows up to work.

Thank you for viewing - the changes will be completed soon.



Sunday, November 28, 2010

A postcard from the North Country


I spent Thanksgiving in Massena, located in New York's North Country, with close friends I've known since college. We ate way too much, seemingly on the hour, while consuming a proper amount of hard Apple Ciders.

The cold weather reminded me of my Florida upbringing with temperatures between the 10s and 30s.

Saturday morning we found ourselves driving into a ditch, and getting stuck, while taking "the shortcut" through the beginnings of Adirondack State Park. Heavy snow started to fall as we left the house for the city. Turns out we got to the fork in the road at Lake Ozonia Road before the salt trucks did. After 30 minutes in the ditch, keeping smiles the entire time, we were pulled from the ditch by way of kind travelers and an old pickup truck.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

ALCS: Game 5

This is a collection of images from my last day of features hunting for The Dallas Morning News at the American League Championship Series in Yankee Stadium.

10/20/2010 - Texas Rangers fans Bryan Henderson (far right) and Ryan Dollar, who are both from Dallas, walk up to Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, after riding the B train from Manhattan before game 5 of the American League Championship Series between the Rangers and the New York Yankees on October 20, 2010. Henderson and Dollar are missing classes at Texas A&M to attend games 4 and 5 of the ALCS in New York. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

10/20/2010 - Fans dressed for cool temperatures that fell into the high-50s in the Bronx for game 5 of the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York on October 20, 2010. The series returns to Arlington after the Yankees beat the Rangers 7-2 in the Bronx. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

ALCS: Game 4

One feature from today. Maybe another later, we'll see. I'm waiting on the nice light of the partial day game tomorrow.

10/19/2010 - Texas Rangers fan Lauren Mowery, who is from Bridgeport, Texas, though now resides in New York City, walks by a wall of New York Yankees retired numbers near Monument Park in Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, during game 4 of the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and the Yankees on October 19, 2010. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Monday, October 18, 2010

ALCS: Game 3

Just a couple features from game 3 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium.

10/18/2010 - New York Yankees fans Joe Zach, left, and Bob Haludzinski, both of Smithtown, New York, take a break from their seats behind home plate to watch the seventh inning on a television during game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Texas Rangers and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York on October 18, 2010. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

10/18/2010 - Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cliff Lee, shown here on the TBS broadcast, prepares to pitch to New York Yankees third baseman Marcus Thames during the third inning of game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York on October 18, 2010. The Rangers beat the Yankees 8-0 and took a 2-1 lead in the series. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

NHL opening weekend: Dallas Stars vs. New York Islanders, 5-4 (SO)

NHL opening weekend: Dallas Stars vs. New Jersey Devils, 4-3 (OT)

On Friday I began a weekend of covering the Dallas Stars for The Dallas Morning News. The Stars were opening up their season in the Northeast against the New Jersey Devils. The following evening I traveled over to Uniondale on Long Island for the opening of the Islanders season against the Stars in the Nassau Coliseum.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Orange Peels from Outer Space

Holding a solastial sphere, Dr. Mike Reynolds, a professional astronomer and dean of liberal arts and sciences at FCCJ Kent Campus, led a trip to Fiji with 30 others to view the total solar eclipse on July 22, 2009.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Orange Peels from Battery Pointe Dr.

I'm beginning to look more at images I've made in the past. Images from the point that I realized my love for imagery was consuming, motivating and an opening, and always an excuse, to ask as many questions as I'd like.

I am calling these images Orange Peels, in an effort to relate to my Florida upbringing. I realize these images, each a peel, are a part of a whole - my continually adapting vision. It should be noted that most of these images are not vision defining works, but images that strike me from a particular time in my life and/or relating to my current affairs. ###


I recently moved into my temporary digs in Brooklyn. This, if my math is correct, is my sixth address in the last 16 months; which makes it difficult to keep my room in a particular fashion with the constant moving. I keep my walls bare with the skipping around. This image reminds me of how I kept my room before I moved from Orlando.

A palm tree shaped french board, prints from my best of friends and a Jimmy Buffett concert poster from a show in Miami during the mid-1980s was all I needed.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I love Matthew Barrett

My brother is off in the Appalachians being a champ.

This is post 100.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Late summer sky

...along the National Mall in Washington DC before the showing of 'Bonnie and Clyde' (1967) to close out the Screen on the Green season on August 2.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Brother Lawrence


...in his bedroom at the Cistercian Monastery in Irving, Texas.

Read Avi Selk's story here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

McFeast of McChicken

50 chicken nuggets were stuffed down in one sitting. The doldrums of summer on a college campus I suppose.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The sun takes forever to set...


...on Long Island in the summer.

I don't know if has been the endless lacrosse playing, rolling around in the grass, watching the fire flies or eating the world best bagels, but I wish I found out about Long Island sooner.

I owe much to Matt and Michelle for bringing me out there for a large portion of the last month. Among the many Florida licenses plates I feel close to home, and of course among the compassion and joy.

This song has nothing to do with Long Island, but I found the lyric otherwise proper:

"Makin' points with the stewardess high over long island sound
Shes also spending some time on the island
Too much city madness gives her the blues
They make a date to go dancin' and dinin'."
-Jimmy Buffett; The Weather Is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful




Sunday, July 11, 2010

"I've got my toes in the water..."

Just an average day living across the street from a major hospital.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hardly a foot on the ground...

Since Dallas, 13 states later, I am somewhere in the Atlantic Northeast bouncing around some.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A little snow...

...since it is over 100 degrees in North Texas. This was from February.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Valliant's last show

05/19/2010 - Haggard Middle School band director Ken Valliant gives directions to students while preparing for the final concert of his 30 years career at Haggard with current and former students in Plano, Texas, on May 19, 2010. Valliant remained in the same classroom for his tenure at Haggard. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

05/19/2010 - Haggard Middle School principal Julie-Anne Dean places a rose on band director Ken Valliant, while he eats a hamburger, before the final concert of Valliant's 30 years career at Haggard with current and former students in Plano, Texas, on May 19, 2010. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Fire and aftermath

05/29/2010 - Cockrell Hill Fire Department and Dallas Fire-Rescue reported to a four-alarm fire at the two-story La Villa Roma Apartments at 3739 Higgins Ave in Cockrell Hill, Texas, around 6 a.m. on May 29, 2010. Two residents were killed in the apartments, and another two later died at a local hospital. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

05/30/2010 - Pastor Rosie Smith (right), of Rose Ministries, and Saul Santillan, 14, survey the remains of La Villa Roma Apartments in Cockrell Hill, Texas, on May 30, 2010, after it was demolished the day before following a four-alarm fire that started around 6 a.m. that morning. Santillan, who lived in the northwest corner apartment, was awakened by his sister's screams as the fire spread through the apartments. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wylie memorial service

05/03/2010 - Jerry Isgrigg takes a moment to observe a memorial for his son, Gerren Isgrigg, as Wylie community members filter into the memorial service for his son at the First Baptist Church of Wylie in Wylie on May 3, 2010. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Treading the mud, fire, wind, water...

The Warrior Dash came to North Texas. People got dirty. Really Dirty. Fun was had. Nathan Hunsinger produced an awesome video, yet again. Enjoy.





Saturday, May 8, 2010

Winning the Bi-District Playoffs

04/08/2010 - Southlake Carroll High teammates surround starting pitcher John Curtiss after Curtiss pitched a complete game during an 8-1 win over Keller High in the third game of a best-of-three series to win the Bi-District Class 5A playoffs at Southlake Carroll in Southlake, Texas, on May 8, 2010. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)