From the Archive

I have put together some of my still photos in iMovie format, added appropriate music for each subject, and published them here and on DVD’s. Look for more of my iMovie’s on this site and my movie archive.

Easter Parade 2010 Thursday, April 22, 2010

The New York City Easter Parade dates back to the mid-1800s when the social elite would attend church services then parade their fashions down Fifth Avenue. It was a combination of religion and haute couture. Today the fashions are fanciful with bonnets of natural flowers and pet pooches dressed in the latest doggie wear.

Irving Berlin memorialized the event with his song, "In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade."

2010 Winter Paralympics Monday, April 5, 2010

From March 12 to 21st, the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games were held in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. Canada. Athletes from more than 40 countries competed in 5 sports, including Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Sledge Hockey, and Wheelchair Curling.

All the athletes were disabled whether they were an amputee, paraplegic, visually impaired, or missing limbs from birth. All the athletes conveyed an inner strength and courage that far surpassed the challenge of their disability. These men and women proved that anything is possible.

Early February 2008

I traveled to Panama and spent my first week aboard Panama Marine Adventures’ MV Discovery for ‘A Journey Between the Seas.’ Beginning in Panama City, we sailed to the Pearl Islands, then to the Darien to see the Embera Indians.

The journey continued through the Canal with a visit to the Smithsonian’s Tropical Research Center, and we exited to the Atlantic near Portobelo, founded by Columbus in 1502. My second week was on Kuna Yala, known as the San Blas Islands, where I worked on a story, The Mola Makers of Kuna Yala, published in the Fall 2008 issue of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian Magazine. Music is by Chaqueta of Peru.

Cruise Northwest Passage Friday, August 28, 2009

From late August to early September 2009, I traveled with Cruise North Expeditions to the Northwest Passage. Flying Air Inuit from Montreal to Resolute Bay Nunavut, we boarded the Lyubov Orlova and sailed south following Arctic explorers Franklin and Amundsen. By day 3, we found ourselves stuck in the pack ice, but the Canadian Coast Guard ice breaker, Sir Wilfred Laurier, came to our rescue. We traveled as far south as Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen stayed for two years before becoming the first explorer to traverse the Northwest Passage.