The Italian Trifecta: 3 Cities for 30 Years

The Italian Trifecta: 3 Cities for 30 Years

  My wife, kneeled at the base of the American Immigrant Wall of Honor on Ellis Island and scraped her pencil back and forth furiously before the name began to appear: Ermenegildo Simonetti. This was her grandfather who emigrated from Italy in 1938 to America. My great grandfather, Joseph Dotolo, who I knew as a…

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  A year ago today marked the time when photographers scrambled around California to record the final hours of flight for the famous space shuttle Endeavor. As it made its’ way into Southern California after buzzing famous landmarks further north, I decided to try for something a bit different. I didn’t have an assignment, nor…

Reflecting on Katrina Five Years Later

Reflecting on Katrina Five Years Later

Please View My Recent Post on Hurricane Katrina’s 10 Year Anniversary It was the morning of my son’s 9th birthday and the phone rang before I had even finished my coffee. Before I picked up the receiver I knew the celebratory trip to San Diego was not going to happen for me. After watching Hurricane…

Oklahoma City Bombing 15 Yrs Later

Oklahoma City Bombing 15 Yrs Later

Sad day fifteen years ago. A day when a lot of lives were lost, a lot of people were injured, and a lot of hate spread by another fringe character who was motivated by intense hatred for the federal government. On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh parked his truck next to the Alfred P. Murrah…