Friday, May 21, 2010

The winding down of America's manned space-flight program . . .

Astronaut Steve Bowen during the final flight of space shuttle Atlantis.

March 2011 update: NASA has scheduled one additional flight for Atlantis, with a current launch target of June 2011.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jim Range lives through the National Casting Call in Washington, D.C.

Tomorrow in D.C. the annual Jim Range National Casting Call is taking place. They renamed the event in honor of Jim. 
I met Jim in 1987 and was fortunate to have him as a major part of my life until he died in January of 2009 from an aggressive form of cancer. Talk about a loss--this man had so much heart, if you didn't know him it's impossible to describe. He was bigger than life--a genuine and wonderful character. His life's work was to protect and restore habitats for all of the wild things he loved, especially fish and birds. 

The Casting Call is an annual opportunity to "provide government decision makers with the opportunity to fish for shad in the Potomac River and learn about the importance of collaborative fisheries conservation." 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trailer Trash . . . those were the days

Needless to say, this image brings back fond memories of my increasingly distant time as trailer trash.

More on those days at:

Photo courtesy of Oliver Fluck. Visit his website for more of his great work.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

A day in East Canyon, Utah

Today Pippa, Kirk, Jake, Stella and I headed up to the top of East Canyon for some cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and a photo session. It was a grand outing.

Kirk and Stella (a pup of a certain age) not photographed.

All photos by Kirk Marshall.