Recently, I enrolled in a class on Coursera about how to make infographics. This week’s assignment was all about map making. It’s fun to think about maps as more than just navigational tools — to think of them as narrative devices or tools for storytelling. I was inspired by the instructor’s sample where he …

A resident of New Orleans once described his city to me as “the last Caribbean Island”. I think one of the things he meant was that the city beneath the sea is unlike any other place in the United States. I used to teach a travel and study photojournalism class in New …

Last month, I was working up in northern Minnesota photographing the Canadian Border near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. When I first moved to Colorado from Minnesota almost two years ago, I immediately felt the absence of the water I had grown accustomed to. The nickname Land of 10,000 Lakes is …

A few weeks back, I celebrated my birthday with a new tradition — The Birthday Summit! I thought it would be a good idea to strive to summit something every year on my birthday. I haven’t quite figured out the rules just yet — I’m not sure if I have to …

I spent some time this past weekend watching R compete in the Ironman 70.3 in Boulder. For those of you unfamiliar with the Ironman racing series — that’s a 70.3 mile triathlon that consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. (This, by the …