Posts Tagged ‘Pale Blue Dot’

Our Pale Blue Dot – Up Close

Yosemite at moonrise. I took this photo five years ago, when my good friend Greg and I were in Yosemite for a winter photoshoot. John Muir, perhaps the most famous of our environmentalists, and Theodore Roosevelt, then President, stood on cliffs near here in 1903. Smithsonian gave me a photo of those two as a […]


Artifacts – What Does Their Destruction Mean to Us?

The recent destruction of ancient artifacts in the Middle East by ISIS has painfully reminded us of an all too frequent repeating story of our globe’s plundering conquerors. ISIS is but a current version of a long history of plunderers. Destruction of archeological sites, ancient works of art and other creations of the conquered validate […]


The View from Nordkapp

June 20, 2013. At Nordkapp [North Cape] 71°10’21″N, 25°47’40″E The treeless bluff John and I were standing on was maybe 300 meters above sea level. There were only a few scattered snow drifts. After all, it was summer – even here, far above the Arctic Circle where the coast is warmed by the meandering currents […]