Photos of Growing Up

The Training Wheels Are Off
Photos of Growing Up

The Training Wheels Are Off

During Spring Break 2015, this 7-year-old decided she wanted to learn how to ride a bike sans training wheels. I’d like to say I played some essential role with this brief lesson, but really, I was just keeping her steady by gently holding her sides and running as she pedaled, […]

Of Blindfolds and Running Shoes
Photos of Growing Up

Of Blindfolds and Running Shoes

I took about 30 photos last night for my new PBS Parents post, a little activity that takes all of the shoes left out in spring — the boots, sneakers, boat shoes and flip-flops — and makes something fun and educational out of ’em. I didn’t use this photograph, of […]

The Youth of Today in Detroit
Photos of Growing Up

The Youth of Today in Detroit

I asked for disenfranchised and I got it, in spades. Despite this one obviously staged photograph, I do not, as a rule, try to make photos in this way. But there was just something exhilarating about this dilapidated wall of outdoor public art in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, the […]

The New Favorite Photo: A Portrait of the Look on the Ferry
Photos of Growing Up

The New Favorite Photo: A Portrait of the Look on the Ferry

There was a photo I took in the fall of 2006, of the Bear in southern France. She was wearing a sky blue long sleeve shirt, solid blue with no pattern or design, the sun beamed down on her forehead, and the wind was blowing her hair just so, giving […]

Free Hugs Bear Hug
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Free Hugs Bear Hug

Thinker Toys in Carmel-by-the-sea, a coastal Northern Californian town every bit as precious as its overly-hyphenated-name would lead you to believe, has a massive stuffed bear doling out free hugs to any and all who enter, to those of any age who find themselves in need of a bit of […]

The Ballad of a 7 Year Old Tinkerer
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The Ballad of a 7 Year Old Tinkerer

Are the pieces of the highlighter yellow LEGO CD clock radio now in a box beneath the invention table that’s seen less action that a church confessional in a red light district? Yes. But that matters not because the 7 year old tinkerer spent that one week, some weeks ago, […]

Portrait Photography in Palo Alto: She’s Got Style for Miles
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Portrait Photography in Palo Alto: She’s Got Style for Miles

With her, there are few rules. One pigtail? Makes sense to her. Off-balanced cuffed pants like daddy? Oh yeah. Purple and grey striped socks with rainbow striped slip-on sneakers? Why not. Kindie punk rock t-shirt? Of course. This 7-year-old girl has style for miles, from our home outside of Philadelphia […]

Two Girls On The Forest Moon of Endor
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Two Girls On The Forest Moon of Endor

A year ago, this would have made no sense to them, and, frankly to me as well. It had been decades, after all. And so I too hadn’t the foggiest of ideas as to what the Forest Moon of Endor was or meant. But there we were, last month, hiking […]

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