During a period of scarce work, he followed an advertisement from his home in New Mexico to California. There he broke horses for a man who then claimed to have no money to pay him. I found him sleepless after 3 days, 450 miles from his destination with just his clothes, an almost dead cellphone, a spur, and 38 cents. A previous ride had taken off with his saddle and bags. He told me about his training as a Marine in jungle, desert, and cold water environments; his tours in Panama; and what it was like in Beirut when the US Marine barracks there were blown up in 1983. This was his first trip out of New Mexico in 19 years. I left him at his requested junction with a gallon of water, $20, and a few cigarettes and a lighter.
Vancouver, Washington car show
Greenpeace protesters hang from the Saint Johns Bridge it Portland, Oregon to block the passage of Shell Oil's icebreaker MSV Fennica.
The icebreaker was headed to to the arctic to clear ice ahead of oil drilling activities. Thirteen activists spent almost 40 hours in climber's slings above the Willamette River. Eventually, though, the activists were bypassed by the ship.
July 29, 2015
Photo taken on Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.
Train crash in Cairo
On January 15, 2013, a train carrying young soldiers derailed outside Cairo, killing 19 of the more than 1,300 passengers. Crews and local Cairene volunteers worked through the night to treat the survivors and clear the track. In the morning, locals and media surveyed the overturned and shattered rail cars.
City of the Dead, Cairo
Young men fishing in Srinagar, India
Seattle Public Transit - March 2014
"Did you hear they want to make minimum wage $15 an hour? All the Indians will come here!" "Where are you from?" "I am Chinese, but I've been here since the beginning"
Stairway to Heaven, Oahu, Hawaii
The former Armenian quarter in Van, Turkey.
As seen from the citadel.
Srinagar, Indian Kashmir
Summer Lake, Lake County, Oregon
April 1, 2014
Bright Angel Trail - Grand Canyon
National Park Service employee and mule caravan. May 2016