Category Archives: Writing

Images: Volume 1, Week 41

This week’s Images celebrates a Kansas legend, Alf Landon. Twenty eight years ago today, Landon passed away at the age of 100. The Republican Party’s nominee for the President of the United States, Landon run against President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 37

This is a very simple photograph taken in June of 1984. The moment, very simple as well. A father and son sat awaiting their events at a local rodeo north of Topeka. Funny how such simple moments, down deep in the heart of a … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 36

In my long career, I have never seen a backboard shattered during a basketball game. On January 27, 1980, I believed my best chance might happen thanks to Darryl Dawkins. On that Sunday in Phoenix, I mounted a camera to shoot through … Continue reading

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Images: Volume1, Week 35

Superhuman is the only word that describes Bo Jackson. Massive home runs, unbelievable throws from the outfield, amazing catches and speed to burn highlighted his baseball career. The crushing blow he laid on Seattle’s Brian Bosworth during his NFL days with … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 34

The news that former President Jimmy Carter suffers from extensive cancer that has spread to his brain saddens me greatly. Since the day Carter and his wife Rosalynn came to Topeka on March 2, 1975, I have been a Carter supporter. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 27

As the sun comes up on everyone’s July 4th holiday celebrations here in the United States, Laura and I begin our three-week celebration of what we believe to be the greatest athletic event and grand spectacle in the world, the Tour de … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 24

Thirty-nine years ago today, I drove south of Topeka on a manhunt. A murder suspect was on the loose. County Sheriffs and Highway Patrolmen combed an area near Scranton, where the subject was last seen, 25 miles south of Topeka. … Continue reading

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