STORY

STORY

I’m a photographer and writer, but have also been a boatman, pilot, and doctor. Here are a few stories that connect some of the dots.  The stories don’t need to mean anything.  They are like stones in a stream — I jump from one to another as I make my way. Continue reading

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AMONG THE LIVING

AMONG THE LIVING

I deeply respect people who live daily with illness.  As a physician, I needed to know how they play with cards they’ve been dealt.  As a photographer, I wanted to look past the illness and into their eyes.  Continue reading

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HOLY TRINITY

HOLY TRINITY

For five years, California has been in the grip of its worst drought in 500 years. At the end of July 2015, a two-day storm sprayed the Trinity Forest with 440 lightning strikes that might as well have been incendiary bullets.  Continue reading

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OLD MEN

 OLD MEN

After sixty-five years of cigarettes, Harry was getting short of breathe. His oxygen levels were low enough that he was admitted to the hospital last week.  But a chest x-ray had only shown the predictable emphysema, no pneumonia.  After being jump-started with antibiotics for bronchitis, he signed out AMA.  At least he took oxygen home with him. Continue reading

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DEER EYES

DEER EYES

The image of a deer has haunted me for years, ever since my wife and I followed Interstate 70 out of St. Louis toward Indiana. The pristine May morning was delightful, a blue sky above green grass still glistening with dew. Already traffic was heavy. Continue reading

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MILLER TIME

MILLER TIME

George Yard is a fine doctor, but he’s a cowboy at heart.   He always hankered to be out fussing with his cows, so there I was, covering his practice on a Friday afternoon, ten minutes till five.  Miller time, right?  Continue reading

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