Sunday, October 14, 2018

First snow of the season

Como Park, October 2018. I was going to say it seems too early for the first snow, but I'd claim that even if it was the end of December.

Thursday, October 4, 2018


Thought I was going out for a peaceful evening of photography. Then I met this guy, who yelled at me with such an air of familiarity, I was convinced we knew each other and that my memory was once again failing me. When I asked who he was, he laughed like a freight train and roared, "You have no idea who I am, do you?" He introduced himself as Daniel, then told me he was an actor ("a really excellent actor"), a musician, and an electrician ("I want to wire Michael Jackson's house; I'd really like to see inside that sonofabitch"). He dodged every question I asked with some nonsensical answer. I couldn't tell if he was inebriated, deranged, or a spy. Maybe a bit of all three.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Last Stand for O'Gara's

This weekend the Twin Cities bids farewell to two bars, one on each side of the river. In Northeast Minneapolis, Grumpy's bar will be razed to make way for an eight-story, 150-unit apartment complex. Meanwhile, in Saint Paul, the 77-year-old O'Gara's won't shutter permanently, but will be closed until late next year or early 2020, returning at only a quarter of its current size, freeing up space for an apartment building, parking lot, and co-working space. So raise a glass to the regulars, god rest their guts.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Taken in Rehoboth Beach, DE, a few days before Hurricane Florence made landfall. Even though Florence was still several hundred miles south at that point, the ocean was as crazy as I've ever seen it, the waves strong enough to have knocked loose part of a wooden jetty.