Working on the city’s Christmas Tree…

A city worker has been busy the last few days working on decorating the city’s Christmas tree. Hard to tell, but there are hundreds of tiny lights throughout the tree waiting to light up for the big reveal. Next come the ornaments…

Remember the unfortunate this holiday season…

While families are planning the upcoming holidays, this homeless woman will once again be spending it sleeping on the street. And with Covid cases on the rise around the country, the usual holiday services for the homeless will be curtailed or nonexistent

There’s always an asshole critic in the crowd …

journalist is a person who collects, writes, photographs, processes, edits or comments on news or other topical information to the public. A journalist’s work is called journalism. ~ Apple Dictionary

I wanted to address the above comment, which was left on an article published by http://www.ThisIsReno.com, a local news website run by Bob Conrad, owner and publisher. The article, written by freelance Journalist Tabitha Mueller, was about a Bernie Sanders campaign stop, which took place at the Reno Tahoe Convention Center back in December 2019. The reason I am mentioned in the scathing comment is because, I attempted to enter the venue to cover the event as a spectator and photojournalist with my camera gear, as I’ve done numerous times before. But was turned away by a security guard at the door for having “professional camera gear.” I had covered nearly 100 campaign events of the various candidates, both Democrat and Republican, around the country over a 12 year period. I’d never heard of a “professional camera” ban at any rally by any candidate. Frustrated, I left a comment on the Bernie Sanders article explaining my unhappiness being turned away. Initially my comment received a comment from someone who claimed to have logged me in, which wasn’t true. I never pursued the matter with anyone beyond the security guard. Then there was this comment, which I didn’t see until recently, with what appears to be a fake name. It is critical, not only of me, but the reporter who filed the report and the organization she regularly contributes to.

First off, I despise keyboard bullies. Those who are anonymous critics. Cowards in my book.

Secondly, who are they to judge me? Better yet, who the hell are they, period? Just an anonymous armchair critic? The definition of a journalist is pretty clear. I photograph an event and create a story through images. I may not be employed by a big media company, but my political images have been published by the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine and Conde Nast Magazine through a onetime respected New York photo agency. I’ve had images published in tourist brochures. As for being ethical, my images are never altered by any means to create a story. Please explain how my attempt to cover a political event was unethical. Of course, I’ll never realize that answer, as they are anonymous.

I dare them to reveal themselves…

Images of a past Presidential candidate…

I was watching the CBS Sunday Morning program today where CBS’s Gayle King was interviewing now civilian Barack Obama and it brought back memories. Memories of a time of hope….

Dubuque, IA — Gayle King, best friend of Oprah Winfrey, moderated a town hall meeting for Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) at the Grand River Center. Obama spoke to the large crowd, stressing the importance of the up coming caucuses, before turning it over to Ms. King. King, playing television host, then asked the Senator a number of questions before turning the Q&A over to the audience.
DES MOINES, IA — The Democratic Debate was held at Drake University on August 19.
Senator Barack Obama celebrated the 37th Earth Day birthday with a political rally on the campus of the University of Iowa. The crowd, reportedly the largest yet, consisted mostly of younger voters. Support the other candidates are severely lacking in, both Democratic and Republican. America’s future President can’t resist schmoosing with the future of our country.
INDIANOLA, IA — Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) looking Presidential on stage at the 30th annual Harkin Steak Fry.
Maquoketa, IA — Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) held a town hall meeting for a small group of supporters at the Ohnward Fine Arts Center. He spent the time to stress the importance of caucusing on Jan 3.

New Midtown Art Installed

A new sculpture by artist Hunter Brown was installed recently in the Reno Midtown District. The stainless steel sculpture, titled Reciprocity, will greet visitors entering/exiting Midtown on Virginia Street through the newly completed roundabout at the south end of the district.

Moving Horse Sculpture

One of a number of one time Burning Man sculptures added to the Reno Neon Line District by Jacobs Entertainment. This sculpture sits on one of the many properties owned by Jacobs Entertainment situated along Fourth Street. In constant motion, this moving sculpture is constructed of various recycled metal auto parts and seems to move to the music that fills the air.

Early snow day…

Our first measurable snow here in Reno is usually in the month of November, but not this early in the month. Looks like about 3 inches. Considering it was near 80 degrees just 2 days ago, the snowy temperature is a shock to the system

Our first measurable snow here in Reno is usually in the month of November, but not this early in the month. Looks like about 3 inches. Considering it was near 80 degrees just 2 days ago, the snowy temperature is a shock to the system
Our first measurable snow here in Reno is usually in the month of November, but not this early in the month. Looks like about 3 inches. Considering it was near 80 degrees just 2 days ago, the snowy temperature is a shock to the system

The wayward Piano Man…

Someone placed a piano in the middle of the park along the river. Probably didn’t want to deal with the cost of having it taken to the landfill. This guy decided he would sit down and show us his musical talent. He sat on the concrete wall, talking to his imaginary audience, and at times banged on the keyboard, pretending to play, what he thought, was his version of beautiful music? Well, not exactly beautiful…

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