Recovering journalist. Visual storyteller. Digital nomad. Natural history + current events. Raconteur. Cultural anthropology.
I hope that somewhere in here I will talk about a creator who will intrigue + inspire you.
A Photographer’s Wild Life
Wildlife photography is a hobby of mine. More accurately, it’s a passion of mine. And while I was never able to make a living from it — I went into journalism instead — it was something I always wanted to do from the time I was eight-years-old and first saw the movie Born Free.
Balls! Súper Ridículo!
My friend was annoyed. The English use the word “exorcised,” but that’s a tricky word to use here because folks here might assume you’re talking about a ritual from the ‘70s classic horror flick The Exorcist.
How Lockdown Ate My Brain
I lost my keys. Again. Hey, you say, I do it all the time. Happens to everyone. Then I lost my wallet. And not for the first time.
What happend to Liverpool FC?
There are six weeks to go yet in the English Premier League, but while no one will say so openly, this strangest of strange seasons is more-or-less decided. Machester City will win the title, likely followed by Manchester United, while Fulham, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion will be relegated to the second division.
Make Room! Make Room! ‘Soylent Green’ Revisited
Det. Thorn (Charlton Heston) to his roommate Sol (Edward G. Robinson) in Soylent Green: “I know, I know. When you were young, people were better.”
In Praise of ‘El Loco’
The stories are legion. Here’s the funny thing, though. Most of them are true! There was the time when Marcelo Bielsa, 65, took over a struggling football club in the UK’s second division and the first question through his mind was: How long does the average fan have to work to be able to pay for a ticket to watch what was then a distinctly ordinary team of under-performers? How many hours does that supporter have to put in on their job to be able to buy that ticket? Using a weird, eccentric, unscientific calculation of metrics, he came up with the answer three.
Twitter Features You Didn’t Know
I have a confession to make. I rather like Twitter. Actually, I like it a whole lot. I’m not an obsessive about it mind. I’m not naive. I know what’s going on in the world. There are rogue states in the world that shape and manipulate social media platforms to suit their own ends. There are hate groups that find like-minded idiots online, and then use those same social-media platforms to coax and goad those same idiots into doing idiotic things. I know all this.
Hey! College Admissions Don’t Come Cheap!
There’s a throwaway line midway through the scary-good Netflix exposé Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal that sums everything you ever wanted to know about college entrance scams but were afraid to ask. Somebody someone behind-the-scenes says a prominent Hollywood actress’ daughter had grades good enough to get into the college of her choice on her own merit, without her well-to-do mom intervening on her behalf by paying a scammy college admissions facilitator to game the system on her behalf.