Category Archives: Blog

Running Down a Dream

Over the past year, I’ve been considering what it would take to combine my passions into a different career path. A job in a helping field, in a place where […]


Halloween Tree

A heavy fog rolled through and it felt as if we were in a dream. Visibility worsened as a silent field of tombstones appeared around the bend. As we got […]

Halloween Tree

The Runner

Do you have that one friend that is truly inspiring? I was hiking on the Towpath in Cuyahoga Valley a few weeks back when a jogger raced by and all […]

Along the Towpath Trail

Backpacker Magazine Photo Contest

I was finally notified by Backpacker Magazine that this Crater Lake image took 1st place in their national contest. The prize is a DXO digital camera along with being published […]

The Milky Way over Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
Standing 1,000 feet above the deepest lake in the United States with 40 mph winds ripping through at midnight was one of the most thrilling photographic experiences of my life. With snow still on the ground in late May, it was about 20* when we snapped these photos at the frozen rim. We patiently waited for the Milky Way to rise over Wizard Island while attempting to keep our focus as we navigated our way through the ice and darkness. My body was violently shaking from the cold, but this place filled me with a child like joy as it is sometimes hard to comprehend the beauty of what I am seeing. Watching stars rise over a 1,996 foot deep lake was one of those moments that will be forever engrained into my mind.

The Architect

Hard to think of many places that capture your imagination more than the iconic Fallingwater, designed by America’s most famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Fallingwater was built in 1936 in […]

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater masterpiece

Amish Country

Coffee cup full, music blaring, these type of mini road trips give my brain a jolt. The Amish countryside on a crisp winter day, I scan the horizon for a […]

The Lone Tree

A Strange Day in Youngstown

It’s been awhile since I visited Youngstown, Ohio.  The last time was when I explored the now demolished Wean United Steel building, a relic of Youngstown’s hard working past. Being […]

Golden Dawn Restaurant, Youngstown, OH