Please Note: There are two ways to navigate through these galleries: scroll down the thumbnails on the left and click on the individual photos, or use the left/right arrows above each picture to view them sequentially.

Portfolio :: This is a collection of my best work in the galleries below. It also includes some photographs from as-yet uninstalled galleries from a July 2001 trip to Chicago, an October 2002 trip to Franklin, Tenn. (near Nashville), and a February 2003 trip to Boston. During the February 2003 trip to Boston, a winter storm dumped a record-setting amount of snow on the city. After a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace that Monday morning, I was standing just outside the Government Center T station and took a photo of snow whipping between the buildings along Tremont Street.

Kansas City Christmas :: My family is scattered across the eastern and midwestern United States, with branches in Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri and Oklahoma. I received my digital camera for Christmas 1999, and promptly brought it with me to a Christmas family reunion that year. No, I’m not happy with the color balance in several of the pictures, but c’mon, they’re among my first efforts with a digital camera. This gallery is password protected at the request of a member of my family. Ask, and if I know you, I’ll give you the password.

Highway 1 : At Post Ranch Inn : At Post Ranch Inn Two : Monterey Harbor/Carmel Beach :: These four galleries are from a visit Catherine and I made to Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula in March 2000. The gallery names are self-explanatory. We stayed at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, where most of the rooms are perched on the top of a cliff, 1,100 feet above the Pacific Ocean. We were at Post Ranch Inn for only one full day, so we took two long walks around the property that day. Before we left early the next afternoon, I just had to take a few more photographs. We wandered along the Monterey harbor that evening and visited the Carmel beach the next morning, before driving back to San Francisco to catch our flight home.

The Students : Playing Tourist : Pubcrawling with Ric :: In February each year, some of Catherine’s students compete in the Harvard Invitational Speech Contest. In 2001, the pictures I took in Boston fell under the three headings above. Ric is a friend I made online who lives and works in the Boston area, and who has as keen an appreciation for good beer as I do. Co-starring with Ric and me is Ernie, who said he was mourning his wife when we met him in Sullivan’s Tap, a great Boston dive.

The French Quarter : Jackson Square : New Orleans Aquarium : The French Quarter at night/Preservation Hall : Lafayette Cemetery #1 : People Pictures :: We visited New Orleans over a long weekend in late October 2001 with a group of friends. It was just six weeks after the toppling of the World Trade Center. We’d made the plans much earlier and weren’t about to give in to fear. Everyone seemed subdued, airport security personnel and passengers alike. The weather was spectacular throughout the weekend as the outdoor photographs attest. Everything we’d read about New Orleans was true: it’s beautiful, laid back and different from any place else I’ve visited in the United States. The people were uniformally gracious. New Orleans restaurants are in a class by themselves: we had remarkable meals everywhere we ate, including the muffaletta sandwich from the Central Grocery on Decatur Street. The food was so good, as a matter of fact, I now know it's possible for me to get blasé about great meals.