Photography fuels my documentary sense of life. Push the shutter, and the moment is mine. (Or shall I say, ours?)
The challenge, of course, is capturing the story between the frame lines. (You can access my channel below.)
The intimacy and simplicity of sound make it an ideal medium to bring listeners to the heart of the story. (Scroll down to access my playlist.)
In revisiting the final nine weeks of my mom's life, I find a number of insights, and one enduring mystery. The venue for this presentation is May 15, 2019, meeting of MINY Toastmasters, in lower Manhattan. For more information about MINY, visit http://www.minytoastmasters.com.
Highlights of late September '09 Arizona treks up Phoenix's Camelback Mountain and Bear Mountain, near Sedona, in Coconino National Forest. With music from the album, "Sedona Serenade: Trilogy," (© 2004-2009 Comstock Records, Ltd. All Rights Reserved, http://www.SedonaSerenade.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
In this clip from "Reporting the War," an episode of A&E's "Civil War Journal," historian Chris Nelson and journalist Gerry Regan help present the story of New York Daily Tribune reporter George Washburn Smalley, who brought news of the Union victory at Antietam Creek to the Tribune's readers overnight, a remarkable feat in the days before widespread use of telegraphy. The episode first aired in 1994.
Whether built on a precious conversation or a take on family history, audio storytelling is powerful.