Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Storm Coming

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mack and Daddy Date

Last weekend we had a drop-dead gorgeous spring day, with light clouds puffing their way through blue skies. Windy and cool, it was a great day for outside, so outside we went! Sycamore Canyon was the perfect spot for Mackenzie and me to get away on a little Daddy-Daughter date. We took our cameras and had a great time!

Of course, no date would be complete without a trip to Starbucks! A pink treat for my pink girl!

I love you too, Mackenzie!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

King High Remembers, Part 3

Ok, here's the last post on King High Remembers; just of a couple of the "faces in the crowd" ... students who did the interviews of the vets.

Click here for a full gallery of the event, over 300 images.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

King High Remembers, Part 2

For an explanation of what King High Remembers is all about, check out "Part One" of these blogs below. Suffice it to say, it's an incredible education event!

Here are a few more images from the greeting to the interviews.

I'll post a few more of my favorites on Monday night, plus a link to the entire gallery of over 300 images too!

Check back! Feel free to leave comments as well.

Not sure what others might think of this last one, but I kind of like it. Shooting through the glass of a door to the gym, I caught John Corona, the project's originator and planner. Reflected as well are the colors of our flags, vets, and red-shirted "senior workers" ... all kids who were so moved when they did the interviews they wanted to help the next year. I don't know, it seemed to catch the significance of King High Remembers and John Corona well.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

King High Remembers, Part 1

9 years ago, King High School, under the inspiration and leadership of John Corona, started a phenomenal oral history project for the junior class on campus. It's known as "King High Remembers." It invites vets of WW2, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War to be interviewed by a handful of students for 90 minutes. This year we had about 200 vets and about 700 students.

The event is truly something to behold. Vets of "The Greatest Generation", some of them with walkers and needing assistance, come regaled in their uniforms and adorned with service medals. There are Purple Hearts and a Medal of Valor recipient. Pearl Harbor Survivors are sprinkled in with Vietnam survivors. A few "young" faces, with memories of burning oil wells and an outmatched Iraqi Republican Gaurd in the first Persion Gulf War make it an eclectic mix.

But they all have one thing in common. Uncommon valor. Uncommon Courage.

It's an honor to be in their midst for the morning.

This year's event was another great edition of the acclaimed program. John Corona has garnered numerous state-wide and national awards for King High Remembers and deserves all the credit for making it what it is.

Me? I get to take pictures of the event.

Here's a first batch, with more to come later. From the band playing as the vets walk in, to the greeting.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


A random shot from the track meet yesterday...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Images from the Field

I had a few moments during the track meet yesterday to snap some quick shots. Not a lot planning, just some willing subjects (thanks to whoever left the Chucks in the middle of the field) and some decent light. Enjoy life, beautiful.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Game Time!!

King played Reseda-Cleveland High School Monday night at home. Easy win for the Wolves!

Click on this last one to open up the entire image... Alley -- Oop!