Category Archives: Day in the Life

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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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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Philosophy 101

I was sitting there. Waiting on a perp. . . . Okay, I was standing. . . . Alone. No intern to chat up. No misanthrope from the competition to kvetch with. Not even a Public Information Officer to eyeball … Continue reading

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Snow Day!

Far be it for me to complain about the news business — that social institution that brings such merriment and goodwill into homes each evening. If you think the steady dose of blood, guts, crime, corruption, lies, and smut (and … Continue reading

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Craptastic!

Have you ever contorted you body through a stair railing in order to hang your lens (and your nose) inches above a roiling vat of feces? Me neither. As I stare down the half-century mark, that’s like 350 in photog … Continue reading

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Just Shoot Me

I don’t know whether I should thank The Advocate photographer, Adam Lau, for this picture, or smear his grinning mug all over the metro in gleaming hi-definition. See, Adam and I are kindred spirits — turds of a feather — … Continue reading

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