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Teacher, Teach Thyself October 25th, 2018 by David LaBelle

There is a Bible verse—a rhetorical question—that asks, “You, then, who teaches others, do you not teach yourself?” In a rare moment recently, I decided to leave my camera and cellphone in my hotel room and take a walk on...


Half of Americans Get Outdoors October 25th, 2018 by Curtis Condon

The United States is a nation of outdoor lovers. As proof, consider that more than 146 million Americans participated in outdoor activities in 2017, according to the Outdoor Industry Association’s annual survey report released in July. That represents 49 percent...


Healing Vets With Rod and Reel October 25th, 2018 by Brandon Pomrenke

Annual fishing event in the Florida Keys brings together disabled veterans and volunteers for three days of camaraderie and adventure “Whoa, flying fish!” “Man, this is going to be great!” Noticeably absent from the cheerful calls heard over the whir...


Keeping a Family Tradition October 25th, 2018 by Scott Laird

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas trees at a throwback farm in Oregon’s Nehalem River Valley The Christmas season means different things to different people. Holiday traditions such as hanging a wreath on the front door or decorating...


A Lesson in Stewardship September 25th, 2018 by Curtis Condon

Pop was a cheapskate—at least that’s what I once thought. A fishing rock star to me and my childhood friends, Pop wandered streams and lake shores picking up lures, hooks and other tackle snagged on submerged logs or rocks, or...


In the Line of Fire September 25th, 2018 by Joel McCollough

Inside the early days of the Cranston Fire and the race to restore power with Anza Electric linemen It was around noon July 25 when Sandy King first saw smoke. High above the Southern California desert in the bucket of...


Of Clouds and Dreams September 25th, 2018 by David LaBelle

I spent many wonder-filled afternoons lying on my back in spring pastures or early summer hayfields watching cotton clouds lumber across blue skies. It was a magical, entertaining, curiosity-filled time, my dreams floating upward, attaching to slow-moving shapes before disappearing...


The Plastic Herd September 25th, 2018 by Mike Teegarden

Rescued horses find new life, thanks to artistic owner Christine DiCurti keeps an unusual stable of livestock at her Ester, Alaska, home. Among them are a zebra, an appaloosa and a clown fish horse—named Nemo, of course. These are not...


A Formula to Grow Your Photo-Storytelling Skills August 25th, 2018 by David LaBelle

Each year, I give dozens of assignments designed to help students grow their narrative storytelling skills. I have found one exercise that best challenges and strengthens the skills of beginner documentary photographers: documenting a local barbershop. Like finding a physical...


Famous Farmhouse Lost in Flames August 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Brown

It’s become a common warm-weather sight in the Northwest: acre upon acre ravaged by fire. The summer of 2018 has been no exception. The Substation Fire started on private land southeast of The Dalles, Oregon, on Tuesday, July 17. By...