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Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

Sports are one of the simple pleasures of life, enjoyed the world over, that not only brings a smile to a child’s face, but can also just as easily break barriers and bring people together.  In this picture, the beauty of diversity in American culture is on full display as cricket players play alongside baseball …

Young Artist Workshop at William Beye School

Young Artist Workshop at William Beye School

   Oak Park art teachers Kristiana Murray and Jenny Raia curated the Young Artist Workshop event this past weekend, allowing local artiists to teach elementary and jr high students from oak park a variety of classes. Students learned evetything from painting, making sculptures, breakdancing, sticker art design, recycled art and more.    The picture shown …

Picnic Song

Picnic Song

Waiting for freshly slaughtered sheep to boil, some community friends enjoy drinks and music in the Darkhan-uul Aimag countryside of Mongolia. I took this while serving in the Peace Corps in Mongolia in 2009. 

ChiRock

ChiRock

ChiRock is my response to the potential name for a major motion picture about the violence plaguing Chicago today. Although poverty, violence and the absence of viable employment options is ever-present in Chicago neighborhoods, positive messages are vital in the conversation about the Second City. ChiRock represents the people who treat each other with respect, …