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On the high plains: Ft. Union

  Driving towards the plains on I-25. I’m here on the high plains of New Mexico as the artist-in-residence at Fort Union National Monument. The park is at 6,775 feet in altitude and the wind is howling across the plain this morning. Ranger B.J. told me soldiers stationed…

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Sky, Moon, Sun

Join us for the opening of Sun, Moon, Sky, an exhibit of night sky landscapes by Stan Honda, on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 presented by Tribeca New Music and nancy manocherian’s the cell. On display will be Stan’s striking images of the night sky, eclipses and the space…

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Night sky

The guard tower and Milky Way. Bright object to the right is Jupiter. (Click on photo to enlarge) One goal was to try and do some night sky photos of the structures at Minidoka. Thankfully, the site is far enough outside of Twin Falls that you get a…

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American Vernacular

A mostly tin man, with axe, on Hunt Road, on the way to the Minidoka site.  (Click on pictures to enlarge) My photographer friend Ken and I (see his excellent blog, http://greatvisualtruths.blogspot.com/ ), along with Ann’s help, are on the lookout for photos of what we call the…

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Local color and Block 22

Tattos AND aquariums! Last Saturday I joined Hanako and another park employee, Sam, at a local restaurant called Koto Brewery. Across the street was a really interesting business called Churchman’s Tidepool Room. Their sign says it is a, “Tattoz & Body Piercing * Salt and Freshwater Fish” as…

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The Minidoka Rangers

Minidoka rangers Hanako and Annette.  (click on images to enlarge) I thought I would introduce the two park service rangers I’ve been working with here at Minidoka, Hanako and Annette. They work out of a small temporary visitor center that used to be the house of the Hermann…

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“Americanism is a matter of the mind and heart….”

A panoramic view of much of the historic site. (Click on images to enlarge) As a historic site, Minidoka is doing an amazing job of telling the history of the camp, the daily life under pretty horrible conditions, and showing visitors a small part of what was at…

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Minidoka, Idaho

(Click on images to enlarge) I’m standing in the high desert of southern Idaho twelve miles northeast of Twin Falls. The sun is bright and puffy clouds gather on the eastern horizon. I’m reading a plaque that marks the Minidoka Relocation Center, a concentration camp that incarcerated Japanese…

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More Lei!

We both get presented lei at the ‘Iolani School Community Night talk Ann and I were in Honolulu last week without anytime to post to the blog. Not on vacation, but working as the ‘Iolani School 2019 McDowell-Oda Chair for Communications and Journalism. Christine, an old friend of…

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Aloha Haleakala

The beautiful lei of real flowers given to me by ranger Honeygirl. Aloha Honeygirl and Haleakala! Last Friday was my final day of the residency and I said aloha to Haleakala and the rangers. Honeygirl gave me a parting gift of a beautiful lei, this one made of…

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