Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mackinac, pronounced Mackinaw

Happy interns on bikes with baskets

Grand Hotel tack room

The Straits


Stella Lee and her photo of Mackinac Island



Found while driving Thumb-ways

Friday, May 23, 2008

summer fashion

still trying to figure out lighting for fashion
as well as directing a shoot instead of watching things unfold in front of me

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Pitch

Friday, May 16, 2008


nervous teenagers

getting scholarship money

I like the picture frames in the top corners. Does it help?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

View from the bullpen

Miguel Sanfler, Great Lakes Loons pitcher

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Andrew graduates

Andrew Slate Cohn graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor last week. The parents came up from Alabama for the weekend.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Nothing compares to you

After driving through 45 states, and even sporting DC plates with my trusty Volvo, Henrietta, I bought a new car. I didn't hit 300,000 but she started to fall apart quickly, so the time had come. The Honda dealership threw out the insult of $100 a trade-in and as much as I hate to admit it, I would rather sell her for scrap than suffer that. For now she sits plateless in my yard. I already miss her horn and all the easy moves my hands never had to think about. I started driving Henrietta at 40,000, I drove from Charlottesville, Va. to Carlsbad, New Mexico in 29 hours, almost drove off cliffs at Goosenecks State Park, Utah and from the slopes of Mt. Sneffels, Colorado. I drove into a ditch in Shenandoah National Park and into a snowbank in Boyne Highlands, Mich., slid down icy hills in DC, Portland, Maine, Niagara Falls, NY and roughed up the fender on Autherine Lucy's basketball goal (can any other civil rights scholar claim that?). The car was searched in Shenandoah National Park in 1996, in Niagara Falls Air Base on Sept. 2001, and in Sault St. Marie in May 2004 (they didn't find anything). There was also the time mechanic Antoine Lutz drove me and two Barredas up a mountain to test the tran only to have it blow, forcing us to coast down the slope across a state highway, and into the Barreda's farmyard.

I have joined Team Honda. I hope the mileage treats me right.

Friday, May 02, 2008


Writer/director James Mottern talks about his film, Trucker, at Tribeca. Michelle Monaghan's family came to see her performance at this screening. The Q & A's after the public screenings were my favorite part of the experience.