On Tuesday I had planned to visit the northern beaches to see the waves and hopefully photograph some of the surfers there. But when I looked at Surfline, the waves were somewhere around 1-3 feet, which is pretty flat. But then I saw that The Wedge was consistently 8-10 feet! I had to see what […]
U.S. Army Special Operations Parachute Demonstration Team. The United States Army’s demonstration team, “The Black Daggers,” parachuted into a grassy field on the California State University Fullerton campus during an event hosted by the University’s ROTC. According to their web site, “The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special Operations Command Parachute Demonstration Team. Their […]
by Steve Marquez “I want Police reform, and I believe that people should have a second chance, but not for those who show no remorse.” Maricela Lopez, an area resident said during a Recall George Gascón event in front of City Hall in Whittier, California. Lopez and her husband, Ernie, were there to sign the […]
Click here for a gallery of more images from this event. In the early evening of February 27, a group of people brought together by the horrific interconnection of a family member who has been the victim of violent crime. Through tears of sorrow and anger, one family member after another told the story of […]
The first thing I noticed about Spring Street in Los Angeles was not the beautiful Beaux-Arts buildings, nor the signs and lights; not the traffic. It was the difficulty in parking. Like most big-cities, parking is atrocious. EVERY space on the street with a meter was taken.
I was watching coverage of the presidential election and I noticed a bunch of parrots. No, not the ones in the national media, but real ones, colorful ones, through our backyard, beyond the house behind, in branches of the trees in a neighboring street. They were beautiful and talkative.
President Donald J. Trump has at least some supporters in Southern California, a place that is usually written off by Republicans as a Democrat Stronghold. According to organizers of the rally, on October 18, 2020, it was initially just an idea that took on its own form through patriots who support their pop-up Trump merchandise […]
“You have made [Man] to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen— even the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea that pass through the paths of the seas. O LORD, our Lord, […]
A man died on video. We all watched in horror as George Floyd, a black man, died while a white Police officers’ knee was on his neck. The video displayed not only the death, but the absolute indifference to it by the officer in question. I almost think it would have been better if the […]
“Howdy partner,” is something I didn’t hear once while walking around taking photos at the Cowboy Church Arena located at 23850 Kerr Mansion Rd. in Poteau, Oklahoma. As I walked around, I noticed that the people seemed “stand-off-ish” at first, but then, before long, they were as friendly as family. Me, recently returning from citified […]
Today I had the opportunity to walk with a gaggle of geese. There were quite a few of them walking around at Springhill Park in Barling, Arkansas. I once asked my 7-year-old niece, “What do you call one goose?”“Geese!” she said.Then I asked, “Then what do you call more than one moose?”She said, “Meese!” Anyway, […]
I had the opportunity to get out on a walk with my wife to the Janet Huckabee Nature Center and Wells Lake in Fort Chaffee. The lake was beautiful, as always, there were people fishing, kayaking, riding bikes and otherwise having a great time.