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January 30, 2020

          

          In my adult life, I’ve never really travelled anywhere without some stated purpose. I’ve hardly ever sat on a beach just to watch the waves crash into the sand, and it’s been 20 years since I’ve boarded a plane without climbing or ski gear. In Vietnam last year I remembered/realized that every time I...

March 22, 2019

     After a few days of wandering around in Ho Chi Minh City, my brother, Nick, and I flew to Da Nang. The flight costs about $50 per person and takes about an hour on one of several casually operated domestic airlines. We didn’t really have any plans in Da Nang, but we knew that the city sat on the north end of what resting American servicemen dubbed China Beach...

March 11, 2019

It took me about 36 hours to get from my little house in a shady canyon on the eastern fringe of the Cascade Mountains to downtown Ho Chi Minh City

February 28, 2019

In 1967, encouraged by his Medal of Honor holding grandfather and a suspicion that he would soon be drafted into the infantry, my dad enlisted in the air force. He was 19 years old when he was sent to Vietnam. Most of his stories about the war were vague, short, and lighthearted: good sandwiches in Saigon, impressive fireworks (which in my young mind I took to mea...

May 19, 2018

A few months ago my friend Matt Bowen got a hold of me and asked if I'd be down to shoot photos of the 19th annual Leavenworth Rockfest...

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