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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Burning Man Meets the Nada Dada Motel Art Exhbit

Had the opportunity to take in part of the Nada Dada Art Exhibit in Reno this weekend. We hit several sites including the famous Morris Burner Hotel. 

NadaDada is an artist-run art show held in various locations around town- in motel rooms! 
You can get more info at:

Below are some of my shots of the art on display at the MB, as well as some of the more interesting artistic aspects of the old hotel- some with my own artistic touches added.   
In the lobby of the MB.
The Morris Burner Hostel in their own words is a tired old hotel in downtown Reno which has been converted into a community art space, entertainment venue, burner hotel and hostel, and place where Burners can congregate, talk, and enjoy each others company whenever they wish.

The hotel is described as a "Large-scale art project that you would see on the playa, except we all get to enjoy it for years to come."

A positive vibe is prevalent throughout....

Mallory was more than willing to discuss her works and was one of the many interesting residents on site!
Learn more about her and her work here:

MB Info can be found here.
If you get the opportunity to visit the MB, I highly recommend it! 

On your way out, take your key and check out what the NY Times had to say about Nada Dada:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

NYC Quick-20 In Black & White

We recently spent a few days in New York City.   These 20 shots- stripped to black & white- provide just a small snapshot of some of the high-points as well as the low-points of what we saw in the City. 
(If you click on one of the pics, they should open in an easier to navigate viewer.) 


Thanks for looking, Let me know what you think.....

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A BOP Hero Is Added To The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC and is the nation’s monument to law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Memorial honors federal, state and local law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of our nation and its people.

The Memorial features two curving, 304-foot-long blue-gray marble walls. Carved on these walls are the names of more than 20,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty throughout U.S. history, dating back to the first known death in 1791. Unlike many other memorials in Washington, DC, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial is ever-changing: new names of fallen officers are added to the monument each spring, in conjunction with National Police Week.

On February 26, 2013, Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati was shot and killed after leaving work at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, becoming the 26th BOP Employee to be struck down in the line of duty.

In 2015, Lt. Albarati's name was added to the Wall.

Lt. Albarati's name appears at the bottom right of this panel.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 Valor Run and the 17th Anniversary of Washington DC's Women in Military Service Memorial

Below are some shots from the end of a 160 mile run to honor the 160 women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, go to and

The run ended at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery.

Today was the 17th anniversary of the Memorial which coincided nicely with the end of the run.

Here's some information in the Memorial from

The Women In Military Service For America Memorial (Women’s Memorial) is the only major national memorial to honor the service of America’s 2.5 million servicewomen, past and present, beginning with the American Revolution.

Our mission is to tell the story of women’s service, collectively and individually. Collectively, through our exhibits, programs and activities, informational materials, audio-visual productions and world-class archive. Individually, through the Register, the computerized interactive database of the nation's servicewomen, past and present.

The Women’s Memorial, located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, is a 33,000 sq. ft. Memorial and Education Center. Dedicated on Oct. 18, 1997, the Memorial houses an exhibit gallery chronicling the history of women’s service, a 196-seat theater, Hall of Honor, conference room, gift shop and an outdoor terrace and Court of Valor. The heart of the Memorial is the Register, an interactive database that includes the name, picture, service history and awards and decorations of nearly 245,000 past and present servicewomen, who have taken their rightful place in history for generations to come by registering their service with the Memorial.