Friday, January 29, 2010

Perigee Moon

An Apogee moon is at the furthest point from the earth and a Perigee moon is the closest point to the earth. In this stage, the moon appears larger, like tonight. Go look!

"The apogee and perigee of the moon have a definite affect on the weather and tides here on Earth. When the moon is at Apogee, the furthest distance from the Earth, it has less gravitational pull. Weather conditions can be more stable and the tides more predictable. When the moon is at perigee, closer to the Earth, there is much more gravitational pull and it can whip up the tides and cause weather to become more unstable."

Labor Creates All Wealth

Monday, January 18, 2010


Yasmine Oliver, 11, holds her sign high as she marches from the Marshall White Center to the Ogden City Amphitheater on Martin Luther King Day Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.

Friday, January 15, 2010


Haitian-born Karl-Henry Dossous, left, and his brother, Clermont Dossous, sit together in their apartment in Ogden, the television blaring news of the earthquake in Haiti in the background Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Karl-Henry said CNN and MSNBC only show a small portion of the massive destruction caused by the quake. The brothers were able to get in touch with their family members in their hometown of Port-au-Prince and they are alive but in shock. Both attend Weber State University and feel blessed their family has been able to support them in the United States, but with Haiti in ruins, the future of everyone is uncertain. "I can talk to you about things right now," said Karl-Henry, "but inside...inside does not feel good."

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fox Van Cleef

From left, Jesse Hodshire, in the arms of Chase Baur, Dustin Bessire, Matt Froling and Erich Newey, the local band Fox Van Cleef, photographed outside their house in Ogden, Christmas Eve 2009.

Here is a link to the video on the Standard-Examiner's website. Excuse the long ad:

Chestnut BOOM!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jesus in Space

My first visit to Temple Square was in 2003 during a Greyhound bus layover from Denver to San Francisco. Katie, Guido and I were on our way to a huge anti-war protest there and had a couple hours to kill in Salt Lake City. We wandered the visitor center and found a group of enthusiastic tourists. Still one of my favorite photos.

The Kids Don't Like It

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbet, left, shakes the hand of Brooke Hiatt after swearing in her husband, Steve Hiatt, center, as Kaysville's new mayor. The Hiatt children, Cayden and Cameron, cover their ears as the audience loudly applauds.