Tag Archives: Laura Jacobsen

Cruising Along The Cosmic Highway

  The plan was very simple. Load up our new VW SportWagen with our bikes and camping gear.  Drive to the Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado on a Friday. Enjoy two days in one of the United … Continue reading

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The Ride of the New Valkyries

Should you ever hear The Ride of the Valkyries booming from speakers in Lawrence, Topeka and even Kansas City, be warned. Remember the scene in Apocalypse Now when a squadron of helicopters swept in with loud speakers booming out Wagner’s classical … Continue reading

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Bird’s Eye View of the Sports Photography Workshop

The eye of the Jayhawk, KU’s beloved mascot, inspired the first part of the title for this post. The photographic feature in Rock Chalk Weekly has become my great photographic challenge and love. For two years, Kansas Athletics has published the weekly … Continue reading

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From Fruits and Nuts to Dreamland

While walking a golf course in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in mid-May, the mother of a golfer from Southern Charleston University struck up a conversation with me. Filled with pride over her son and the school playing in the NCAA Men’s Golf … Continue reading

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Some Time It Just Bleeds You

A friend and subscriber to this blog approached me at a KU track & field meet saying, “I can tell you must be really busy because you haven’t written a blog in a long time.” That certainly is the truth. … Continue reading

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Images: Volume 1, Week 46

The scene in this week’s picture depicts something completely foreign to me. Tailgating is a Saturday or Sunday ritual I have never really participated in even though I have attended countless college and professional football games over the past 46 … Continue reading

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The Gifts A Workshop Provides

To give you a sense of the camaraderie amongst the staff of the Sports Photography Workshop, consider that on the morning of Mark Reis’ presentation of his work to the students, his mother passed away. Yet, there was Reis standing before us that night, … 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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Luke Michael Phillips Enters the World

Luke Michael Phillips joined us in this world Monday afternoon. Joy knows no bounds over the sight of a newborn family member. Clearly you can see brother Jake’s excitement. We give thanks to the Lord for the birth of Luke … Continue reading

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Jake’s Third Birthday

This is a sight Laura and I anxiously awaited. Jake is on a bike and loving the ride. By the end of his birthday party Sunday, we battled to get him off the bike. Just adjusting the seat from its … Continue reading

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