Friday, December 12, 2008


OK, many of you might recognize this as a total rip-off from a piece Preston Gannaway did here a while back...and not a very good one at that! But I covered my first Concord High School wrestling tournament of the season the other night, and it is a nice little treat to have the spot-light thing going on. So, here's my first go around at wrestling...

Dame School ESL Program

A few weeks ago, Meg Heckman, a reporter at the Monitor (also coincidentally my roommate) and I did a story about a special ESL program that one of the local elementary schools has started up. Dame School, which seems to get a large portion of the refugee student population, received a grant from the state, and has since created this program that teaches not only English language vocabulary but also social skills. I challenged myself to create a little SoundSlides piece, which was a bit tricky having only spent an hour in the class and having one interview Meg and I did with the teachers. Nonetheless, you can watch it here: Otherwise, this is my favorite image from the day....

Last Weekend

Old friends, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a Shaker-style xmas - what more could you ask for?

Ron ran 40 miles on his 40th birthday to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute. It was freezing and snowy all morning - I joined the crew for about 3/4 of a mile of their run, and have the utmost respect for them for even getting to mile 4 - congrats!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

G-Money...3 Different Ways

It is entirely possible that I had far too much fun photographing said G-Money, a hip-hop artist from Pittsfield, NH, at the barn-converted-to-studio that he records at. (Only those of you who truly know the local New Hampshire landscape will fully appreciate these images...)