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.
Newroz, Kurdish new year, is marked in Turkey by deep suspicion between Kurds and the Turkish government. Political violence was expected and the government banned celebrations in both Istanbul and Ankara. In the morning, heavily armed police killed a young man who refused to open his bag and wielded a knife. Nevertheless, celebrations continued relatively peacefully between the allotted hours of 11am and 3pm. March 21, 2017
Over the years, Newroz has become increasingly politicized for Turkish Kurds, who use it as an opportunity to speak out about their right to self-determination and nationhood. As a result, the Turkish government has controlled or banned Newroz celebrations in Turkish cities, only sharpening Kurds' resentment. March 21, 2017
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.
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.
"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"
April 1, 2014
National Park Service employee and mule caravan. May 2016