DOORS AND CORNERS

A cousin of mine asked me around the beginning of December to contemplate and write about my older brother and what he might be like today.  Scott died of leukemia in early 2001, and in the 16 years since I’ve thought about him every day.  He was only 35. Scott never saw a smart phone,…

GOODBYE, SASSY PRINCESS

Carrie Fisher was my first princess.  I was 8 years old when Star Wars: A New Hope arrived on the scene and it changed the world forever. Princess Leia was no ordinary princess, at least not the ones I’d seen up to that point. She was smart, sassy, and in charge.  She didn’t wait for…

VIVIAN MAIER, STREET PHOTOGRAPHER

I stumbled across this photographer recently after becoming obsessed with street photography.  Vivian Maier died a couple of years ago, unaware that her photography would become an important thread in the fabric of photography in general.  She left behind hundreds of thousands of negatives, prints, and film that were discovered at a storage auction. She never…