Category Archives : Opinion


Thoughts on 10 Years of Nights

As I usually do, I kick many ideas around in my head – from ideas about potential photos, to reassessing the photos I’ve taken thus far.  Lately – well, over the past couple of years, at least – I’ve been thinking about my night shots quite a bit.  What do I like?  What don’t I […]

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The Thames River is Dry 3

Change – something that’s for the better.  Despite the fact that I instinctively abhor change, I do honestly believe in that in the end it is a good thing.  But I’m not here to talk about my personal philosophy – but rather how change relates to the railroading world, and specifically recording railroad history.  Railroads are a […]


Cowards 1

As quite a few of you may know, I’m a member and volunteer at the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in Willimantic, CT.  Well, last night (11/3/09) the museum was broken into and quite heavily vandalized.  Click here for the story, including some photos of the damage, from the Hartford Courant.  Shit like this just makes […]


Merry (belated) Christmas 3

Christmas this year has been a busy one.  Not because of the running around, fighting the crowds at the stores.  Not because of work getting in the way.  But rather we had a little hiccup.  You see, my oldest daughter was admitted to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford Monday evening with what they […]


Seven Years 1

Seven years ago today, something horrific happened – a day I’ll never forget.  I was traveling for work – on a 2 week assignment to assist some co-workers in Morris Plains, NJ with the implementation of a document management system (in fact, it’s the same team I’m now a part of in my new job […]


Missed History – Revisited 1

I had originally wrote this piece for the railroad photography magazine CTC Board – Railroads Illustrated  at the request of then editor Paul Schneider (CTC Board had since been sold to White River Productions, where it’s now called simply Railroads Illustrated ). It appeared soon after I wrote it in the September 2005 issue of […]