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A man in a welding helmet, heavy brown welders jacket and gloves stands on a ladder leaning against the US – Mexico border fence. He is welding a 2-foot long piece of heavy angle iron horizontally between several of the vertical steel posts in the fence. Sparks and smoke are flying from the welding rods. To the left is a flatbed pick up with a blue welding generator, spools of welding cable and a work vice on the back.
December 31, 2023

Mending Wall

Sorry not sorry to Robert Frost. Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I...

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The U.S.-Mexico border fence, built of rows of 30' tall, 6" x 6" square steel tubing set into concrete 4" apart. The posts are out of focus, but the scenery behind them is sharp. A man wearing dark clothing and a neck gaiter to hide his face leads a group of people through the bushes toward the fence. He is holding a radio.
December 27, 2023

The Portal

A young mother, arms loaded with a bag and coats steps through, child close on her heels. The child stumbles on the rough ground,...

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The 30' rusty steel U.S.-Mexico border fence towers above a group of over 200 migrants at night. The people are illuminated by the headlights of a Border Patrol pickup truck out of the frame.
December 25, 2023

Christmas at the wall

They come from any country you can name to seek asylum and a better life in the United States. Wherever they began, their last...

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A blue plastic milk crate, turned upside down, with two dark rocks atop. Inside the crate are white plastic water jugs, obviously torn open and empty. The crate is sitting on stony ground, with desert vegetation in the background. There is also a rumpled white Red Cross blanket lying on the ground in the background.
December 13, 2023

Water drop

No people have walked this way for a while. The six water bottles, empty now, under an overturned milk crate, were left here full...

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The Niland mud geyser or mud spring, looking Northwest. It is a pool of bubbling, brown, muddy water. The surface is about 3' down vertical sides. Two rusty pipes cross it near the surface. In the background is the rerouted highway with a semi-truck on it. Between the pit and the new highway is the old road, already being actively undermined by the pit.
November 16, 2023

The Meandering Mud Pot

In 2015, in a nondescript piece of desert near Salton Sea in far SE California, a bubbling mud pot did something unprecedented: it started...

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A small sapling that has fallen over after being chewed through by a beaver.
February 27, 2023

Beaver Survey

Imagine having magical watershed restoration gnomes who come out every night and work tirelessly to stabilize eroding river banks, trap silt, clarify water, slow...

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A close up view of a blue shipping container stacked on top of a yellow one, mimicking the colors of the Ukrainian flag. On the yellow container is a hand-lettered sign that says "Ukrainians for border justice!"
January 2, 2023

Border Justice Ukraine to Huachuca

As Ukrainians during this genocide, we tend to notice blue and yellow everywhere. While walking along the containers of this wall, I noticed how...

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A painting of a mastodon walking through a forest.
December 4, 2022

Find me on Mastodon

If you’re curious about ditching Facebook or Twitter because of…all the reasons…but still want to use social media to keep in touch with people,...

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Sprites or sprite lightning. Several red bursts, like small fireworks, appear in the night sky.
July 4, 2022

Sprite Chasing!

Sprites are a form of electrical discharge that happens above certain types of lightning. They were only discovered in the ‘90s when they were...

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A dark sky with fireworks exploding close up, giving off smoke and sending green and red streamers out from the center of the explosion.
January 8, 2020

My aerial fireworks footage featured on Adult Swim

A few years ago I flew my drone through the July 4th fireworks display over the Benbow Golf Course in Humboldt County just for...

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