Archives for November 2013

Intro to the blog

I focus my lens on the small -- the lady bug that landed in my kitchen sink, the oddly three-sided maple seed, the trail of unusual footprints. I focus my lens on the large -- the Grand Canyon from its river and from its cliffs, the city from the street and from the tower, the mountain blowing steam, and the bog becoming a meadow. I focus my lens on the human -- the small coin of daily adventure, the large coin of revelation, the picayune and the réal. Join me, add to my observations … [Read more...]

Tulip tree in winter

The beauty of dormancy And open space, Tulip Tree in winter A tulip tree towers above the corner of northeast Fifteenth Avenue and Wiedler Street in Portland, Oregon. Once endangered by progress, the tree was saved by neighborhood and city planners. In spring, its branches drape toward the small restaurant near its massive trunk. Light green leaves sway in the breeze, each leaf a child’s idea of a tulip in silhouette. Its magnolia- glossy flowers perch above the leaves, so are rarely … [Read more...]

Pararescue, Mountain Rescue, Ocean Rescue A Day’s Work for Scott Light

January 2012 Have you heard all the arguments for going to college that you ever want to hear? Take a look at what Scott Light did instead. His many careers led him to college eventually, but by the time he decided to pursue a degree, he knew very well what he wanted to do, and he knew why. That made his path clear. His classes were not easy, but he had a reason to stick with them. He had experience and a goal. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Scott Light has a laugh that can be heard for … [Read more...]