Time was short and the assignment was challenging. Not challenging like a Super Bowl or a mob riot or an assault on Everest, but challenging in the bad way. It was dull. After all, what do you do with a convention of stamp collectors? Staged under the fluorescent light and generica of the local convention center, a couple dozen middle-aged men hunched over tables staring at sheets of tiny stamps. Maybe I could wait for a “decisive moment.” It might be a while.
Barry Gutierrez, the newest shooter at the Rocky Mountain News, can thank an anxiety attack at the age of 16 for his life in photojournalism. “When I looked at my parents, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and my neighbors, it seemed to me that no one was doing what they loved — they were just working to survive.” Depressed by that revelation, Gutierrez resolved to find something he really
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
- Hebrews 11:6
Staring up at the heat duct in our garage ceiling, I asked myself Where does this thing lead? It was a question that I had frequently pondered since taking possession of the 17-year-old house a year ago. Also, I couldn’t help wondering why the living room above had only one vent leading into it.