Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Sebastian Junger spent 18 months in the Korangal Valley. In his book, "War," he documents the soldiers of the platoon he was embedded with. The soldiers, not the the culture, politics, or opinion of our involvement, is what the book is about. It is a bare and raw look at the most violent place on Earth. The valley sees one third of all action in Afghanistan and is handled by around 100 U.S. soldiers.

This is real risk taking in journalism. This is living with the story you are telling. Sebastian Junger was on our show RadioWest. Here is the audio from that show. Junger. The book and the film, may be the most important work about the war in Afghanistan to date.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Running the point, it's River "the giver" Phoenix. And at the strike it's Sid "the point" Poitier. 

Ping Pong Rally.

Friday, May 21, 2010

19 years old.

This is my dad, my uncle Phil, and Uncle Mike. Look at my dad there on the left. He's got a gruff exterior when you meet him but based on stories I've heard and the look on his face here, you can tell he was a sweet young kid. Still is. There's this whole history of my family I wasn't around for to see. A whole time that was different and unknown. I like this picture and these faces say a lot.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hogan and Palmer.

Hey, way to go Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer.

Saturday, May 15, 2010