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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 out of the car, we sank into the damp grass as we walked the cemetery and saw its branches reach for the sky. Fog loomed […]

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 I could do was shake my head and smile. I thought of my buddy Clint who recently completed his first Boston Marathon. When I went […]

Along the Towpath Trail

Backpacker Magazine Photo Contest 1st Place Winner


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 with a bio in next years magazine.Thank you to the friends and family that helped me out in the voting. I truly appreciate everyone.

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 the hills of Southwest Pennsylvania, not far from Ohio Pyle State Park. It was designed for the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh as a weekend getaway […]

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 glimpse into a different world. Driving through Middlefield, the 4th largest Amish settlement in the world, you see the numerous farms and fine examples of […]

A Strange Day in Youngstown


It’s been awhile since I visited Youngstown, Ohio. ┬áThe last time was when I explored the now demolished Wean United Steel building, a relic of Youngstown’s hard working past. Being from Cleveland, I identified with this rust belt city, where the people take nothing for granted and always strive to improve and back their city. […]

Grandpa and his Bomber Plane (at Wright Patterson)


The Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio is a fantastic accumulation of aviation history. The stunning displays and exhibits are top tier but the impressive collection wasn’t the only reason I wanted to visit. The main goal of the trip was to snap a photo of my 87 year old Grandfather with the […]