Astoria Rooftop in NYC

Into the Breach

After a one-hour ride on the Metro-North Train from New Canaan, Conn., into New York City, N.Y., I disembarked the steel train car and trudged into Grand Central Station. The light pouring through two- or three-story glass windows reminded me that even here, the sun makes an appearance from time to time. Every morning for ...

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First Time in Yosemite

We drove through a tunnel, yellow light coloring the hewn rock that made up the walls. At the end, an overexposed scene to which my eyes had yet to adjust. It’s an image I have seen a hundred times before in photos and videos, each time wondering how this could possibly be so striking a ...

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