Archive for June, 2008


Saturday, June 28th, 2008

This morning I went up to the Schwan Super Rink and photographed some hockey. They were having the USA International Hockey Cup, and I shot all of one game and a minor part of another. The main game I shot involved players born in 1991, the oldest classification in the tournament, and the hockey struck […]

Horse Show

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Today I went down to the Coliseum at the State Fairgrounds to photograph part of the Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses horse show. I went down with not high expectations for the horse show, but it may have been even less exciting than I feared. A few photos are on the web here.

Velodrome Racing

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

I was up at the velodrome again tonight in Blaine, photographing the first part of the Thursday Night Lights racing. I stayed until the lighting began to go south. I have been photographing up there for a few years, and periodically I conclude that I have now seen every form of race they conduct. While […]

Nap Time

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

This week’s Newsweek has an article about napping. It cites a study jointly done by the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Athens Medical School which suggests that taking at least three naps a week reduced coronary mortality by 37 percent. A rough, back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that my current propensity to nap […]

Snapping Turtle

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Yesterday, when Hana and I were hiking around Pleasant Lake, we came across a large turtle in the middle of the trail. I think this was a snapping turtle. This morning we came across a turtle in the same spot (must have been the same turtle), this time laying her eggs in a hole in […]


Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Tonight I went up to Blaine and photographed a bit of soccer. Better shots can be seen here.

Street Rods

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Today I went down to the State Fairgrounds, where the Minnesota Street Rod Association was holding their Back to the 50’s Weekend. Despite record high gas prices as well as flooding in parts of Wisconsin and Iowa, the number of registered vehicles increased again this year, approaching 12,000. Not each and every one of the […]

Racing at the Blaine Velodrome

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I went up to the velodrome tonight, to photograph the traditional Thursday night racing. Because of the rainy spring we’ve had, this was only the 3rd Thursday they have raced this year. They had a rather large field of riders, but the competition did not seem really intense. On the other hand, they had quite […]

Criterium at the State Fair Grounds

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

This evening I went down to the State Fair Grounds to photograph the final criterium in a three-race series put on by Freewheel Bike and Category 6 Racing Squad. I was there to photograph all of the Cat 1/2/3 race and part of the Cat 5/juniors. Better photos from tonight can be seen at my […]

Gotta Get Right Back on that Horse

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Today’s NY Times had an obituary for Gunther Stent, a pioneer in the field of molecular biology. Stent, who eventually became chairman of Berkeley’s molecular and cell biology department, published a paper in 1954 that helped validate the Watson-Crick view of the structure of DNA. By the late 1960’s, Stent was bored with molecular biology, […]