Author Archives: Rick

About Rick

Writer, photographer, thinker of deep thought . . . too bad I only write about shallow ones.

I Don’t Know How

The rain pounded on the roof of my live truck. It was the first time in 12 days that I had time to think — to process what has happened in my city. A man was killed by police. I … Continue reading

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Hobo Video

Where did you edit your story yesterday? I won’t bore you with the details of how I came to be squatting under a bridge with my best Troll impersonation. (Dead bodies in the median of a heavily-travelled interstate will to … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places You Will Go (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)

See the world, they said, Far-off lands from books you’ve read. Beautiful sights, and strange food to be fed. See the country, blue, white, and the red. But this is what they should have said. Oh, the places you will … Continue reading

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Heroes are Human

How do you cover a story that hits too close to home? Paul Gates was a journalistic giant. For more than thirty years, his investigations shined a light on the dark side of politics, business, and law enforcement, and sent … Continue reading

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I’m Too Old For This Shit

Yeah, it’s a cheesy cliche, but Roger Murtaugh knew what he was talking about. I turned 50 this week, and while, with the help of modern medicine, that may be no great accomplishment, it did cause me to stop and think. … Continue reading

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The Price of Fame

As a journalist, it’s good to be approachable. After all, we talk to people for a living, and all that face-to-face time creates for us a modicum of pesudo-celebrity that we learn to live with. Folks feel obliged to introduce themselves … Continue reading

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A Man of Men

The more I’m around people, the more I’m convinced that (besides politicians) news is the problem with the world. It’s a lesson a shabby wanderer tried to teach me back in 1991. I was a cocky young lenslinger in search … Continue reading

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