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high altitude baby

A trip to Colorado over the solstice, with nights in Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Rocky Mountain National Parks. IView full post »

because who doesn’t love kittens?

We have a kitten room at work. Yes, an entire room full of kittens available for adoption. I always go hang out in thereView full post »

Ceci visits the Big Ditch

After a week working down in Kanab, we took a quick little getaway to the Grand Canyon. Spent a night camping at theView full post »

Ceci meets the Black Hills

The day we were driving out to visit my parents, and have Ceci finally meet Grandpa, I woke up with a sore throat.View full post »

yurt baby

When Jim and I stayed in a yurt south of Moab a few Decembers ago, we knew we’d be back. We wanted to go sometimeView full post »

No-Kill Utah

NKUT (No-Kill Utah), is our newest campaign at work to make Utah a no-kill state. It’s modeled after our NKLAView full post »

backcountry baby

Before she was even born, Ceci was a pro at camping. She camped within the confines of my uterus under a starry desertView full post »

the return to Zion (by Jim)

Zion National Park will always hold a place as one of the most important and special places on the planet for me. It isView full post »

some things never change

Some things never change… and I don’t expect them to change much once the baby comes either. Spent a weekend inView full post »

Naomi Peak

Six months pregnant and ON TOP… of Naomi Peak, the highest in Cache County! However, yesterday’s hike made meView full post »

more mountains

A couple weeks back, the Chickpea summited three more mountains, this time in the Uintas. We were camping with friendsView full post »

tent firsts

While adventuring during the first trimester, I couldn’t bring myself to sleep in a tent. I was waking up fiveView full post »

grandeur on Grandeur

A few days ago, on Memorial Day, Jim and I decided to hike Grandeur Peak (elevation 8,299 feet). We’ve hiked itView full post »

latest sanctuary visit

In honor of my next trip down to the sanctuary (in a couple weeks), here are some shots from last month’s trip. ItView full post »

Yurtcation

Back in December, Jim finished his masters degree in environmental humanities. He processed a huge set of records atView full post »

Molly and her horses

Whenever I go back to Kanab, I stay with my incredibly talented fellow photog, Molly. She lives out in a remote canyonView full post »

lifesaving in LA

I’m headed back to Los Angeles this weekend, and in honor of that, as well as finally planning to post again (View full post »

the face of God (by Jim)

I love the desert. I love the relentless light and stark relief that the sun throws across its limitless landscapes. IView full post »

Dani and Annabelle

It’s the dead of winter here in Utah and I’m dreaming of sunshine and warmth. Let’s flash back toView full post »

Nevada is underrated

Is that view what you think of when you think of Nevada? Okay, when you think of parts of Nevada that aren’t inView full post »

the Pacific Northwest

If Jim and I are anything, it’s adaptable. We are flexible and spontaneous, and that has come in very handy forView full post »

Erin and her pack

Case in point from what I mentioned in that last post… these are photos I took in April… of 2011. Yes, forView full post »

Black Hills

I’ve been to the Black Hills about a zillion times. No lie. A zillion. My first trip there was when I was aboutView full post »

sunsets, dogs, and wine

I’m fairly certain no one checks this blog anymore, since I have been the worst blogger in the world the past yearView full post »

the incredibly great Great Basin

It was loud. The wind raged, nearly picking me off my feet. It folded my eyelids back, suffocated me when I faced it,View full post »

the Narrows

A few months back, my friend Lauren pitched the idea of getting a group together to go hike the Zion Narrows. I’dView full post »

Arizona tour de parks!

Back in March, Jim and I took a mini vacation to Arizona with my mom. She has an aunt, Gen, who lives down there, isView full post »

diptychs

I love diptychs. Years back, I was going through my old newspaper files, and stumbled upon a hilarious one. Then a yearView full post »

Radiolab week!

There are few things in this world that I truly LOVE. Well, there’s lots of stuff that I love, but things I LOVE,View full post »

a new state of adventure (by Jim)

(If you like to read, read the post below. If you just like pictures, watch the video above. Better yet, do both! AlsoView full post »

Strut Your Mutt!

It’s taken me a terribly long time to post these (what can I say, blogging doesn’t top my priority listView full post »

playtime at Cat World

Another cute video I did for work. Playing with kittens? Never gets old. Never.View full post »

Trail Tails episode 4: Spiral Jetty

I shot this video way back in September, but have been lazy at video editing (it’s really time consuming and IView full post »

invisible dogs

Over the past four years at this job, I’ve photographed a wide range of animal species. Cats, dogs, horses,View full post »

Mr. Kitty

This is Mr. Kitty and his family. They adopted him recently after he lost his home at the Provo airport. It’s aView full post »

mounting Ellen

Back in September, as part of our Utah county peaks goal, Jim and I finally mounted Ellen… as in Mount Ellen. IView full post »

Phoebe

I first met Phoebe back in April at the Salt Lake City Super Adoption. I took a couple photos when she was leaving withView full post »

an update from Aramis

I’ve written about Aramis many times before, but not for years. About two and a half years ago, he was adopted byView full post »

26 hours in Vegas

I’ve always hated Vegas. It truly is one of the most terrible places on Earth. Everyone thinks it is so glamorousView full post »

Moabadishu (by Jim)

Having grown up in Utah, there are an assortment of local customs, practices, and beliefs that have the feel ofView full post »

Little Red goes home

In January 2008, I officially started working at Best Friends. Two days later, the Michael Vick dogs arrived – 22View full post »

return to the cat house

Next week, I am going back down to Kanab for the first time since moving. I’ll be filling in as Molly and GaryView full post »

Trail Tails episode 3: Grandeur Peak

Grandeur Peak was actually Pim and mine’s first peak together, and we have a wonderful view of it from our streetView full post »

Trail Tails episode 2: Gobbler’s Knob

If you think my not posting hiking photos anymore means I haven’t been getting out, you would be mistaken. I amView full post »

Trail Tails episode 1: Dog Lake

I’ve been playing with video for a couple weeks now. Earlier this year, I had to start making slideshows in FinalView full post »

pit bulls and perception

I’ve been photographing a lot of pit bulls this year and put together this slideshow recently. Take a look! Also,View full post »

stuff I found on my phone

Yes, I know I still suck at blogging. Yes, I am a lazy bastard. Yes, I will say again that I will remedy this. But no, IView full post »

Keeley and her crew

Since Keeley and Jackie are on the cover of this month’s magazine (newsstand edition), it seems fitting to finallyView full post »

the Kickass and Awesome wedding

Well folks, it’s official. Little Sarah is growing up. I done got married! Pim and I tied the knot about two and aView full post »

Paria Canyon can suck it

Long-time readers may remember when I backpacked Paria Canyon three years ago. It was one of the most gloriousView full post »

OMFG KITTENS!

On my last day working at the sanctuary, I took these mind-explodingly cute photos of the ever-adorable Carrie Smith andView full post »

baby bunnies will right any wrong

Terrah just reminded me that I still suck at blogging. Here are some baby bunnies in a lousy effort to remedy that. ButView full post »

some things never change

Last week, I dug up this baby photo of me for work. It’s our all-staff week at Best Friends, and a videoView full post »

inching closer

My days in Kanab are numbered. I think officially it’s like 10. Unofficially, it’s feels lower because I&#View full post »

stuff I found on my camera

I never understood how people could fill up their memory cards and not download the photos off their camera. But nowView full post »

Death Valley getaway!

Death Valley is one of those places you grow up hearing about, but never give much thought to seeing yourself (at leastView full post »

small wonders

Small Wonders Love ‘pocket pets’? Adopt from a shelter or rescue group Story and photos by Sarah Ause Best FriendsView full post »

raddest cactus and other bits from Shaman’s Gallery

A few weeks back, I finally visited Shaman’s Gallery. This ancient pictograph panel had been on my hike list everView full post »

personal > work

Long time readers of this blog might remember how personal it used to be. Not like darkest secrets personal, but moreView full post »

worst blogger in the world award

Goes to me! I promise it will not stay this way, but I am still so terribly busy. Work, and travel, and wedding planningView full post »

sometimes inversions aren’t so bad

I took these shots of friends Burke and Magen up in Salt Lake City a few weeks ago during a grody inversion (when smogView full post »

Jill and co.

I also had a shoot with Jill for that semi thing (we wanted a cat shot too), but she’s so photogenic and easy thatView full post »

Toroweap!

Let’s take a short break from the critter posts today and post this epic sunset from last weekend at Toroweap. I&#View full post »

John and Zero

I was recently tasked with taking some shots for the sides of a semi-truck. Think short and very wide. Nothing weView full post »

back at it

I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, but I just have SO MUCH going on right now that it’s hard for me toView full post »

I miss him

I took this a week before he died, and I took it upside down. It only made sense to keep it that way.View full post »

Mrs. Pim

Yep, I’m getting married! Pim proposed a few weeks ago, on our anniversary in Zion, and I obviously said YES. ThisView full post »

still sucking at posting

But here’s a pretty picture of a cat!View full post »

Boston

I can’t believe it was almost a year ago when I was in Boston at the Animal Rescue League for a story aboutView full post »

we are Siamese, if you please

Some shots from the Siamese Cat Rescue Center in Virginia from this past May…View full post »

bird banding

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to post this, but last, last July, I was staying with my friendView full post »

fall in love

Some shots from the Los Angeles fall super adoption back in November…View full post »

back on track

I know I have been SERIOUSLY slacking on posting lately. I had an art show last month (of non-photo work) and theView full post »

all my cats love my dogs

But Baby loves them most. She thinks she is one.View full post »

lots of backs

I did two epic hikes this past weekend, one of which was Observation Point. I’ve done this hike about a millionView full post »

skiing fail

Went to Bryce to ski the other weekend, and even called ahead to make sure there was enough snow. They said yes…View full post »

paper cutter extraordinaire

I know I have been slacking on posting, but I’ve been immensely busy lately. To remedy the lack of posts before IView full post »

cactus love

The annual fall travel binge is in full swing right now. It always ends up happening at the same time every year, whenView full post »

Haley meets llama

The look on her face is priceless…View full post »

getting back into photography

That must sound odd coming from a photographer, but when you do it for a living, it’s too easy to let the “View full post »

Signal Peak

Last weekend, Pim and I hiked our tenth mountain together, and that makes me very happy. Not only is it a record yearView full post »

macaroni cat is stealin’ ur cheez

I fear I will never take another photo as awesome as this one. Total fluke, totally amazing.View full post »

taste test

Whitney rescued this “spitting angry little feral” last week, and within a day, he was a snuggly sweetie-View full post »

bushwhacked

I need a machete. Really, it would have come in very handy on my hike the other night. Me, Molly, and Antony journeyedView full post »

Strut Your Mutt

I was in Los Angeles last weekend shooting Strut Your Mutt, a massive dog walk to raise money for our LA programs (overView full post »

nap time on top of Arizona

A couple weeks ago, Pim and I went to Flagstaff for the weekend. It’s an awesome town that he’d never beenView full post »

slacker

That’s me. I will try to get back to posting regularly soon, but in the meantime, expect some random posts…View full post »

Junebug

No, I didn’t get another dog. I’m just pet-sitting one for the week. Junebug is one of Whitney’sView full post »

goodbye birdies

The reason my foster birds were in the car the other day is because they got adopted! Woohoo! After our zoo ride to workView full post »

mobile zoo

I had two dogs, two birds, and a cat in my car yesterday. Needless to say, it was an interesting drive to work. The dogsView full post »

salty dogs, ocean style

As excited as I was for our epic coastal roadtrip, there was one thing missing: my dogs. We were flying out there, andView full post »

magic coast

I had never been to the Pacific Northwest before (unless you count as a baby, which I don’t), so I was thrilledView full post »

Nick and Kat

Let me start by saying that this is not a foray into wedding photography, and that I have absolutely no plan or desireView full post »

’til I return

It’s monsoon season, and I’m not getting out hiking much right now. It’s raining every stinkin’View full post »

weekend adventure trip report

Pim and I have been together for over six months now, and we decided to get out and do something special this weekend.View full post »

a black and white affair

It was a black and white affair last night as Molly and I hiked the Virgin River with five black and white dogs… aView full post »

juvenile delinquents

I don’t usually post much work stuff on here anymore, but sometimes I just have to. One of my new projects at workView full post »

salty dogs

Last month, when I was out taking these photos at the north end of the great salty lake, I immediately regretted notView full post »

staring at the sun

I went hiking last night with 24 dogs. Yes, 24. I took along my long lens, but I didn’t end up taking many photosView full post »

return to Moonshine Gulch

It’s been almost seven years since I last visited this dingy bar in the heart of the Black Hills, but it was firstView full post »

a birthday with the goblins

Pim turned 30 last weekend, and big suprise, we celebrated outdoors. We rendezvoused under the full moon with Goblins,View full post »

spontaneous win!

I wanted to get out backpacking this weekend and decided on a very remote hike out at the Grand Canyon. Called theView full post »

peakbagging pups

Pim and I hiked Mount Olympus on Friday. I am still sore. It is by far the steepest mountain I have ever hiked… 4,View full post »

the wild parrots of… Brooklyn?

The wild parrots of Brooklyn wild South American parrots escape the pet trade and take up residence in the urbanView full post »

Mr. Carytown

I found him in a jewelry shop while exploring Richmond, Virginia.View full post »

puppy weekend

When I started my big trip a few weeks ago, I had a few days in Salt Lake to relax before the jet-setting began. AlongView full post »

a walk in the clouds

I’ve been traveling the country the past couple weeks, and got back to Utah in the middle of the night last week.View full post »

water and sky

I’ve been suffocating lately, working in Chicago and Manhattan all week. The hectic chaos has actually left meView full post »

a tired puppy is a happy puppy

A few weeks ago, Whitney rescued a puppy. This is nothing new. She always seems to have a new dog that she finds, keepsView full post »

macaroni and wine

I only title this that because that is what we ate for dinner Friday night when Jim and I camped out in the Monument offView full post »

flight of the condor

Jim and I spotted a few condors flying above us last night as we hiked Angels Landing in Zion! What a treat!View full post »

domestic violence

Lenore was beaten unconscious with a golf club, as she covered her dog Chico to save his life. Susan refused to leaveView full post »

how does your garden grow?

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the greenhouse lately, tending to my seedlings (which except for my redView full post »

in honor of Sunny D’s toenail…

Yesterday, Sundance ripped off an entire toenail while jumping out of Whitney’s truck for an evening hike. She wasView full post »

Terrah and her trailer

For the past six months, my personal project (to keep my working brain sane) has been photographing dogs outdoors. IView full post »

Snake Gulch

First backpack of the season this weekend! Woohoo!View full post »

guess the seed

I started planting seeds for my garden a few weeks ago. Can you guess which seed this is? Hint: it is extra deliciousView full post »

Rolling Dog Ranch

Point of View blind animals see a world of possibilities Story and photos by Sarah Ause Best Friends Magazine, Mar/AprView full post »

the return of Jimmy Utah

Some photos from our four-day weekend…View full post »

hot to cold

The day after returning home from Phoenix, I was heading to Boston. I’d never been before, but it seems like aView full post »

orange you glad winter is almost over?

70-degree weather in Phoenix was amazing… and so were the fresh-picked oranges. I am so ready for summer.View full post »

Sammy Sumo

Miss you already… (last photo by Molly)View full post »

sledding FAIL

Molly and I attempted to go cardboard sledding last weekend. Attempted…View full post »

life and lentils

And so the clock strikes 12 and such a small, everyday occurrence brings an entire decade to a close. Suddenly, I feelView full post »

birdscapes

I got a macro! Hooray!View full post »

snow day [[VIDEO!!]]

While I shot photos the other day during our snow hike, Molly shot video and compiled it into this amazing piece. IView full post »

snow day!

Winter has officially arrived. Down here, its arrival is marked by the day I get to work from home because there’sView full post »

introducing Trevor!

Molly got a new foster dog. Unlike me, Molly is actually capable of actually fostering. Trevor is a massive black labView full post »

sunday afternoon at home

It always blows my mind that when traveling by air, you can be in one place in the morning, and on the other side of theView full post »

more more more

Some friends and I have been hiking our dogs every day for the past month or so (with the exception of work travel andView full post »

blooper reel

Since Jeffrey let us put a frog on his head last year, surely a cat can’t be much different… right? Here areView full post »

big news in book land

I wrote a book! Well, wrote isn’t exactly the right word… there’s only one page of text. But, there&#View full post »

I has a leg

The wonderful things dogs find while hiking… Click here if you’re not up to date with internet pop cultureView full post »

rocky mountain high

The dogs and I spent the last three days of our trip exploring Colorado. I’ve never really been before (unless youView full post »

how to pee ice, and other tales from the Black Hills

I beat the weather this time. Well, sort of. Every year when I go visit my parents in the Black Hills, the weatherView full post »

fall

While it’s still 90 degrees down in the desert, and the trees are maintaining their springtime hues, up here inView full post »

dogs of Bark City

A few days ago, I came across the website for Dogs of Bark City, a sort of community art project up in Bark, ahem, ParkView full post »

Terrah and her dogs

Terrah is leaving me. She’s moving to Portland this weekend. I am so sad, but it’s not the end. We will stayView full post »

look ma, no snakes!

Haley’s nose behaved itself this weekend. We journeyed to Escalante for yet another snake-free weekend of campingView full post »

decaf, my ass

I drank a cup of decaf coffee today, which I think was not actually decaf. Now it’s 1 a.m., I can’t sleep,View full post »

Tabasco

I have to keep this short, because I’m starting to cry again, but tonight, we had to put Tabasco to sleep. I’View full post »

8 girls and 24 dogs

I spent the weekend camping up on the Kaibab with some coworkers and our dogs. Actually, I spent the nights there, butView full post »

super cute

I haven’t really been posting photos from work the past couple months, so here I will remedy that with a fewView full post »

Jemma

I got a foster dog. It came out of nowhere. Terrah called me about her a couple days ago, I met her this morning, andView full post »

Tom and Brian fish the Provo

Hanging out in Park City a couple weeks ago…View full post »

how Sarah got her groove back

Hiking has always been my zen. It’s the only time everything makes sense, the only time I can really get my headView full post »

almost epic

A couple days before I left for Jackson, Becky posted a photo on her Facebook page. It was a photo of Paintbrush DivideView full post »

on the road

It’s been almost three years since I lived there, and two since I’ve been back to visit, but I finally gotView full post »

wildflower festival

I first found out about the Cedar Breaks Wildflower Festival last year about a week after it ended. I’ve beenView full post »

more creek

If there’s one thing that’s definitely worth bug bites and pond scum in your underwear, it’s beatingView full post »

Lake at the creek

Since Annie left to her new home, Molly has been spending time with a dog named Lake. Lake came to Best Friends lastView full post »

green

My broccoli is ready for harvest! My bell peppers are getting huge! I have hundreds of grape tomatoes! But sadly, itView full post »

look ma, no pants!… and other tales from the fairy pools

Yesterday afternoon, Molly and I headed to Zion to go hunting for frog photos. Hoping to find a place as equallyView full post »

Haley, in other mediums

There is no question that I put photos of Haley’s sweet face anywhere I can. I’ve lost count of how manyView full post »

from the mills to Manhattan

Last month, I went out on assignment and worked harder than I ever have before. Taking photos was not the hard part, IView full post »

goodbye, Annie

Molly’s foster dog, Annie, is being adopted. Haley and I are happy for her, but sad too. It’s always hard toView full post »

catch up

I’ve had so many posts I’ve been trying to catch up on lately, but I get so busy with work and travel,View full post »

the great chimpanzee migration

The Great Chimpanzee Migration hope and joy at journey’s end Story and photos by Sarah Ause Best FriendsView full post »

Mickey Rourke loves birds

When I went to Los Angeles the other week, it was to meet up with Mickey Rourke, the Wrestler himself, who was lookingView full post »

homegrown

Until now, the only food I have harvested for myself was a basil plant I had in college. Of course, I couldn’t useView full post »

introducing Pippi and Monkey

Imagine spending 20 years of your life in a dank basement with no windows. No sunshine, ever, just fluorescent lightsView full post »

small world

While strolling along the shops of the Santa Monica promenade this weekend, I did a double-take. TEAGUE? Yes, Teague&#View full post »

notes from the road

Well, I’m not on the road anymore, but I went to Los Angeles this past weekend for work. L.A. is a long way fromView full post »

the cats of Ocean Reef

Safe Haven Florida community protects its feral cat population Story and photos by Sarah Ause Best Friends Magazine,View full post »

busy

I know I’m seriously slacking on posting lately, but fear not, posts will resume soon. I have been so busy withView full post »

Calf Creek

I finally got to see what everyone’s talking about. Escalante really does rule, hard. The first time I went thereView full post »

a boy and his dog

I figure I’ve been holding back long enough and it’s due time to introduce everyone to Dylan (the human)&#View full post »

some photos

I know I have been seriously slacking on posting lately. I have plenty of stuff to post too… I just haven’tView full post »

Operation Sally

Help Sally walk! Terrah’s dog Sally, rescued from death row in Los Angeles, has a luxating patella in both herView full post »

peek-a-boo

The outdoor perks of living where I do seem to multiply every day that I’m here. Every day can be a new adventureView full post »

party animals

… don’t really like to party.View full post »

strength

It takes an incredible amount of strength to be able to say goodbye to someone you love. My dear friend Terrah foundView full post »

backyard boredom

I didn’t leave my house today. How lazy is that? In my defense, I was actually going to go for a hike today, butView full post »

the freckles of Orderville

A few months back, I somehow got suckered into agreeing to speak at Career Day at an elementary school a couple townsView full post »

lentil soup, homemade and delicious

For a while now, I couldn’t wait for 2008 to end. It was a fabulous year, but its last couple weeks, and maybeView full post »

snow, a dog’s best friend

Haley and I just returned from a long weekend in Park City, where it snowed a whole lot. This may or may not have beenView full post »

the Esplanade

With winter setting in, I didn’t think I’d get a chance to hike below the Grand Canyon’s rim untilView full post »

if you haven’t yet found yourself jealous of where I live, perhaps this will help

It rained here over Thanksgiving. It didn’t let up. It just rained, and rained, and rained some more. I woke upView full post »

sick in the city

Ah, Chicago. Thanks to the canceled flight, I got in really late, and as I sat outside on a bench waiting for Dangle toView full post »

the hills are alive

… with dogs, and horses, and cats, and every other sort of four-legged creature imaginable. I managed to take aView full post »

‘stache bash

First up on my trip was a stop in Park City for our second mustache gathering. It was not as bumpin’ as last timeView full post »

home at last

I’ve been meaning to post lately, especially stuff from my vacation, but it was so miserable, and is so hard forView full post »

birds of Florida

Florida was like a week or two ago, and I’m now en route to Chicago, but thanks to freezing rain in Denver andView full post »

jet-setter

Posting has been sparse, and will probably remain sparse for the next few weeks as I have been, and will continue to beView full post »

out to sea and back to me

Several years ago, a couple friends and I befriended some tourists from Austria. They were in town for several weeks andView full post »

once bitten

Molly and I ventured to Escalante yesterday for another glorious weekend of camping and hiking. After three hours ofView full post »

Toroweaping

Toroweap is the narrowest part of the Grand Canyon, and the place where the cliffs drop 3,000 feet straight down intoView full post »

Nampaweap

Just a few miles down the road from Mount Trumbull, we made a quick side trip to see some petroglyphs at the NampaweapView full post »

8,028′

I’ve wanted to climb Mount Trumbull on the Arizona Strip for a while now, but it is so far out there (about 60View full post »

we rule

We, as in the BF photo team. That would be me, Molly, Gary, and Terrah. Yeah, we rule. The end.View full post »

how to kill yourself at the Grand Canyon…

… in four simple steps: 1. hike several miles 2. go to saloon and drink one Arizona beer 3. proceed to getView full post »

gone fishin’

I got up way too early and got home way too late yesterday. It was a very long, very wonderful day spent fishing with myView full post »

portal to nowhere and the magic tree

After going to breakfast Saturday morning, Molly, Terrah, Haley, and I went hiking up north of town. We found a portalView full post »

unleashed!

I am so proud of my dog. Yesterday, for the first time, she went on a truly off-lead hike. Up until now, the closest weView full post »

praeing mantis needz to prae harder

I saw my first praying mantis ever this weekend. It blew me away. They are so surreal and alien-like, it was almost kindView full post »

bighorns

I went hiking in Zion this weekend for the first time in a long time. Summer temperatures and tourist crowds have keptView full post »

assorted Parker

Parker came to us a few weeks ago from a puppy mill in West Virginia. He had spent his entire life (eight whole years)View full post »

voyage to Narnia (and the Shire too)

Friday evening after work, me, Molly, Terrah, Haley, and Jeffrey went for a hike to a magical world where frogs and dogsView full post »

quarantine

SARS epidemic? No, just incontinent cats… really sick ones. (photos by Terrah)View full post »

recipe for a wonderful evening

12 fake mustaches 1 black sharpie pen 1 Fat Kid Pizza add beer to taste MORE… yes, MOREView full post »

11,031′

Since I couldn’t do King’s Peak this weekend, I knew I would at least need to do another smaller peak as aView full post »

best. weekend. ever.

I’ve recently returned from the best weekend ever up in Park City. I was supposed to head up and do a three-dayView full post »

Navajo Lake

Posts have been sparse lately because first my internet died, and then my harddrive shortly thereafter. All is finallyView full post »

baby arch and other tales from the Squaw trail

Haley and I have been hiking Squaw a lot lately… as in five of the past six days. I’m planning on climbingView full post »

the end and the beginning

One of my cats died today. Sad, yes, but unexpected, no. Misty, one of the cats that came with my house, was old, goingView full post »

walkin’ the dogs

Last night, Molly and I took Haley and her new best friend Jeffrey for a hike in Angel Canyon. Jeffrey is a big, lovableView full post »

relocation

Sixteen feral cats from SLC were relocated down here to southern Utah this week and I tagged along to photograph. TheView full post »

12,173′

If you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted any hiking photos in over a month, it’s because I haven’View full post »

Haley’s Comet

I met Haley at work last week. I have never fallen for a dog, or even a cat here (at least not in the sense that I mustView full post »

cat ladydom, episode two

Just call me the Queen of Puke. It’s very fitting. I clean up so much puke, it is ridiculous. Sometimes I wonderView full post »

an open mouth collection

… because I haven’t posted much lately.View full post »

I must have the captions

My brain is dead. I just sat (and sat some more) at this here computer, re-computerizing the photos section of this siteView full post »

cat ladydom

It’s official. I’m a cat lady. I’m far too young for this, but as of yesterday afternoon, I have nineView full post »

five days and fifty miles

I’ve just returned from Paria Canyon, one of the world’s “premiere” backpacks. Only a few peopleView full post »

oh, baby!

Baby animals are the CUTEST!View full post »

okay, seriously

Does it get any cuter? No, I didn’t think so.View full post »

Zoe goes home

Zoe’s new home isn’t new to her. She was fostered by Adele in Los Angeles before coming to Best Friends sixView full post »

odd bunch

We certainly have an interesting cast of characters here at Best Friends. We have fun.View full post »

are you ready for a heart attack?

Okay, now go take some aspirin! It’s supposed to help. This is Sidney (and Pepito). Sidney was found on the sideView full post »

a very happy birthday: a play-by-play of a very good day

I woke up this morning to find a photo of mine on the National Geographic website. I screamed. This totally beats myView full post »

rattlesnake!

I saw my first rattlesnake ever today. I almost smooshed it with my car. It is probably a good thing that I know whatView full post »

kitty disguised as black bear

After taking this photo of the hidden kitty this morning, I peeked inside the bear box to meet the furry friend I hadView full post »

had to happen sometime

Today I got my first bite. Five months into the job, and I got bit. I knew it was bound to happen sooner or later, butView full post »

hippie commune kitty and other tales from a day’s work off work

As I mentioned in the previous post, I took Friday off work to show Micah around Zion. Spent Thursday night camped outView full post »

Angels Landing… at night

This week, Micah (half of my 80s prom date) headed south to my neck of the woods for the obligatory off-season tripView full post »

no means no Kermit, and other tales from the first backpack of the season

This weekend, Miss Molly (henceforth referred to as Bitter Princess of the Forest) and I voyaged to the remoteView full post »

cover girl

That’s me. I found out tonight that I made the front page of the outdoors section of the southern Utah newspaper!View full post »

the awesomeness that is sitting

It is days like today that I fully appreciate the act of sitting. I hurt. I went to yoga yesterday after not going inView full post »

the truth about birds

Two very special birds arrived from California this week… a Hyacinth macaw and a Major Mitchell cockatoo. BirdsView full post »

the Subway

Ten miles of boulder-hopping and water-walking in an empty area of Zion amounted to the best hike I’ve done sinceView full post »

staircase to the staircase

I live in the middle of nowhere. I love it, and tend to think of it as the middle of everywhere, but by city-slickerView full post »

huggable hoodoos and tales from Bryce Canyon

This weekend, Miss Molly and I, along with Garrett (the mudslinger from last weekend), ventured to Bryce Canyon to hikeView full post »

week in wildlife

This is Fat Bastard. He is fat, and he’s a bastard. Some idiot family took him from the wild and kept him as a petView full post »

well whaddya know, more tales from Zion

With Whitney’s bike race in Hurricane this weekend, we decided to camp out in Zion after the race rather thanView full post »

cholla challenge

So this weekend, Whitney came down to my neck of the woods for a bike race. I took some photos.View full post »

into the wild

On Saturday morning, I got to cover my first release – a bobcat release. Her name is Sophie and she had been atView full post »

week in birds

This is Richard. We stumbled upon him while taking birds to visit a local nursing home. We soon found out he is a trueView full post »

introducing… VIDEO!

As I promised in a previous post… VIDEOS! Flickr just keeps getting better and better. Gaaaaaaaaaaaary!!!View full post »

80s prom and other tales from Park City

So this weekend, I voyaged up to Park City for the first time since December to go to prom and to pay homage to theView full post »

don’t you dare even mention the ‘B’ word

I mentioned last week that I was looking for a tacky prom dress. Specifically, I was looking for a tacky western promView full post »

don’t pick on yourself, dear

As much as I would love to say that Aramis didn’t hate this, I’d be lying. He HATES it, in capital letters,View full post »

glamour shots, doggie style

The past few weeks, a large chunk of my work-load has been strictly dog headshots. We need headshots of every dog in theView full post »

fatty, fatty, two-by catty

The other day, I was asked to photograph the fattest cats at the sanctuary. This was no easy task. That whole rule theyView full post »

a much-needed haircut: feline edition

Well, it’s been almost a year since Baby had a haircut and I’m pretty sure if Locks of Love had felineView full post »

charbroiled tales from Zion Snow Canyon

I had to go to St. George today to look for a prom dress (say what?!… more about that later), and the only way IView full post »

bad-mouthed, honky-tonk kitty

It has been a very big week for Stella. I’ve had a few very big revelations regarding my darling kitty’sView full post »

I live here (be jealous), and you guessed it, more Zion

Did you actually think I didn’t go to Zion this weekend? Ha! Of course I did. Be jealous.View full post »

fine art fart

This isn’t usually my style, but I really love this photo I took the other day while out wandering the canyon. ButView full post »

Jenny Boxer, a friend to animals

Jenny Boxer died on Wednesday. Who was Jenny Boxer? Jenny Boxer was a vibrant, outspoken 11-year-old girl I had theView full post »

cats, birds, dogs, horses, and guinea pigs

I haven’t posted any work photos for a little while, so I figured I should do that.View full post »

“Gaaaaaaaaaary!” and yet again, more tales from Zion

Being photographers, Miss Molly and I hate carting around massive camera gear when we don’t need to. Molly evenView full post »

itty bitty chipmunk and even more tales from Zion

It’s Sunday. That means I go to Zion for yoga… and seeing as the weather was grand and yoga didn’tView full post »

vampires disguised as puppies

Be warned. They look innocent and sweet. They pretend to be your friend. But then they’ll show their teeth…View full post »

baby cactus and other tales from Zion

I went hiking in Zion for the first time today. Sounds crazy, right? I mean, I’ve driven through Zion about aView full post »

Dann gets adopted

Why would anyone want to adopt an elderly dog, a horse that can’t be ridden, a cat with leukemia? Our sanctuary isView full post »

a much-needed haircut

At 2 a.m. on April 28th, 2002, I cut my hair off in my bathroom. I had been at a bonfire with friends that night andView full post »

the week in dogs

My favorite dog photos from this week… starring Shorty, Hera, Olivia, and Kenickie.View full post »

open up and say ‘ahhhh’

Don’t worry, she’s sedated.View full post »

they call it puppy love

Okay, seriously, is there any better way to spend Valentine’s Day than by playing with puppies? I highly doubt itView full post »

a history of horses

Once upon a time, twenty-something years ago, my mother was pregnant with me at the same time as one of her horses wasView full post »

Georgia

When I first met the Vick dogs a few weeks ago, I’ll admit that I was expecting to have to be a little cautious. TheseView full post »

Fat Tuesday

Happy Mardi Gras from Ellen Belly.View full post »

chicken strips

Lassie here has some rusty joints and needed hydrotherapy. But the thing is, she flat out refused to walk on theView full post »

birds are pretty

I wish people came in as vibrant of colors.View full post »

scenes from a rabies clinic

Community outreach this weekend. Fire station. Rabies shots for $5.View full post »

Aramis update

Remember Aramis, the self-mutilating cockatoo I posted about a few weeks ago? Well, I hung out with him again, and itView full post »

Vicktory

Does this look like a vicious fighting dog to you? No, it doesn’t. Because it isn’t. Not anymore at least.View full post »

Pahrumpapumpums

Pahrump, Nevada. It’s a town about 60 miles outside Vegas known for its legal brothels. We call the place hell,View full post »

Andrew the racecar driver

Seeing as the whole point of the Florida trip was to shoot Andrew the racecar driver, I feel obligated to at least postView full post »

I felt up a manatee

You heard right. While giving them their much-adored belly rubs, to their enjoyment I also rubbed their armpits…View full post »

scenes from Florida

Florida… I dig it. And yes, I swam with manatees. They like belly rubs. It was life-changing.View full post »

scenes from Nevada

Took my first trip to the strange state of Nevada on Monday. Strange is the only word I can find to describe my thoughtsView full post »

we can still ski in the desert

Cross-country at Bryce this weekend. Next stop: Brian Head.View full post »

hello sunshine

Thanks to this guy, I am on my way to sunny Florida next week! He’s a race car driver, we have a donation programView full post »

rasta bunnies

The other day, ten bunnies came in that police picked up on the side of a highway near St. George. It’s unknownView full post »

it’s good to be a pig

Ever since I read the book The Good Good Pig last month, I have been curious about the snorting species. I made my firstView full post »

it’s about time

Anyone who has ever been shopping with me knows my distaste for plastic bags. I could rant for hours (and hours) aboutView full post »

cats… and more cats

What happens when a cat lover is assigned to take pictures of one specific cat? She goes and takes pictures of that catView full post »

Aramis

This is Aramis. He’s special. He has some issues. His owner raised him wrong. She babied him, taking himView full post »

birds

Like I said before, I like the bird department. Meet Robin, Roxie, Skittles, Cromwell, Pen, and Paco… theView full post »

dogtown

If you haven’t heard by now, National Geographic has made a television show all about Best Friends’ dogView full post »

wildlife rehab

Up until now, my favorite department at work was the bird department. You’d think that it’d be the catView full post »

scenes from the new job

I’m deathly ill and in no mood for writing anything other than this: Here are some photos from my first few daysView full post »

lentil soup: one-year anniversary edition

A few days ago, as I was packing up to head home from the Black Hills, my mom handed me a plastic bag of various foodView full post »

the joy of cooking

I am so incredibly stoked to have my own kitchen again. So stoked that while in Minnesota, I bought five cookbooks. YesView full post »

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I know it is last minute, but as you make your rounds tonight, I would appreciate it if I could be on yourView full post »

Minnesota has its perks

When I first left Minnesota, it was hard for me to go. I loved my home state, and I saw myself living there forever.View full post »

oh, the weather outside is frightful

I’m writing this from the Wall Community Center. Wall as in Wall Drug, as seen on London buses, a sign in Kenya,View full post »

american gladiators-style pillow fight

Hell yes. Meet your American Gladiators… Siren, Tornado, Megatron, and Tropical Storm. Tornado warms up.View full post »

parting shots

Been in the Black Hills for five days now and I’m taking off to the land of lakes in the morning. In good weatherView full post »

four-legged friends

After driving nearly ten hours through blue skies, immense fog, and a big, fat snowstorm, me and the girls have safelyView full post »

outta here

Well, after not even five days, I am already leaving. No, not for good (this place continues to grow on me), but simplyView full post »

home sweet home

Almost 96 hours in, I figure it’s due time to introduce you all to my new home. So here we go. Welcome to Unit 2,View full post »

lake powell and the apocalyptic pocketknife

Took a drive today to Lake Powell. Was severely disappointed when flooded roads kept me from going where I would haveView full post »

settling in

I’ve now officially lived in canyon country for almost 48 hours… and so far it’s been pretty great. MyView full post »

take that Park City!

Since taking my new job, I have always joked that I hoped Brian Head would get more snow than Park City this year (wellView full post »

master shopper extraordinaire

With the exception of grocery shopping and outdoor gear and apparel, I am not much of a fan of shopping. But when allView full post »

end of an era

Earlier today, Chris and I broke up for what is likely to be the last time. For a year and a half, we have held onto ourView full post »

I iz Pocahontaz

Roommates are out of town this week, so Dog had to accompany me on a quick little road trip to southern Utah. We hadView full post »

drink, drank, drunk

So after my last day on Friday, I celebrated with a few friends I will miss dearly when I move. Alcohol was involved, asView full post »

I’m not sorry

Done, done, and done! Today was my last day of work, and let me tell you, I am glad it’s over. The past few monthsView full post »

mystery revealed

As many times as I have been hurt in my life, hurt this year, tonight I took a serious blow – one that tests myView full post »

the search, part deux

At the time of this blog post, I have received 22 applications from people eager to take my job. With every applicationView full post »

the search

So now we begin the search for my replacement at the paper. Had a few contacts through word of mouth, but today, the jobView full post »

random thoughts, episode two

Insomnia is taking hold. I’m not sure what is going on lately, but I do not like it. I was thrilled last nightView full post »

random thoughts

I swear, if one more freakin’ person I know gets married or engaged, I am going to scream… scream until myView full post »

my brain on CSS

Well, well, well, what have we here? We have a brand new site that is very much under construction. Last night, IView full post »

macbook

Got a new computer the other day. PhotoBooth provides endless entertainment. You can check out the whole (quiteView full post »

the next chapter

Anyone who knows me knows I love animals. As the daughter of a mustang trainer, it is only natural. I’ve had soView full post »

to Zion

In a pretty spur of the moment decision, I decided to take off this weekend on a little solo adventure to California.View full post »

fine Italian footwear

I wasn’t lying when I said I won $1,100 worth of free shoes. They were delivered the other day. Here’s whatView full post »

say hello to sexy pumpkin

Sometimes my ridiculousness amazes me.View full post »

back to work

I’ve just realized that I have not posted work photos on here in an obscenely long time (perhaps you’veView full post »

24 Hours of Moab

Headed down to Moab this weekend with Whit and the Team Sugar folks to join 5,000 other crazy people for the annual 24View full post »

I’m a winner!

Don’t believe in sweepstakes? Do! I just won eight pairs ($1,100 worth) of free shoes from LaSportiva…View full post »

the archives

In going through my archives from the Deseret Morning News today, I came across these two photos right next to eachView full post »

’tis the season

Might be a little early yet, but that didn’t stop me, Paige, and Tracie from carving pumpkins today. And for someView full post »

on the rocks

I really wanted to sleep all day yesterday (and I had planned to), but I wanted to go climbing even more. Gotta takeView full post »

Bond attire required

Cocktail party/dance-your-face-off extravaganza at my yoga studio last night. I may have only had two drinks, but I feelView full post »

the beach

Despite the recent snow, it was warm and breezy at the beach the other day (or rather, the sandy shore of a reservoir).View full post »

still the same

When my childhood friend Lindsey and I met up a few times this summer, I begged her for all the details of the grown-upView full post »

rainy day climbing

We crossed rivers, climbed, and then got dumped on. And then we went out to eat soaking (to the bone) wet. It wasView full post »

(non-)week in photos

Do you know how if you stare at a word long enough, it starts to make no sense? Take the word ‘chair’ forView full post »

climbtastic

Yesterday. Little Cottonwood Canyon. I climbed my first crack. Yeehaw.View full post »

change of plans

I have a new plan. For life, I mean. A goal. I thought I had figured out what I wanted to do with mine, but maybe I didnView full post »

week in photos

This post, formerly “frontier days” has been converted to a week in photos. Deal with it. bird in a hatView full post »

BEST: Jupiter Peak

Tracie and I finally hiked Jupiter today. It was fun, but also a minor mess. From the very get-go, something was weirdView full post »

week in photos

miscellanity (I invent words) dunkaroo pet psychic(otic) shabbatty (a)cute puppyocity typohboy skijumpee …View full post »

cloudy

Something is happening right now, I’m not sure what… but I feel like if I were a glass of water, I’dView full post »

rained in

Well, it rained my whole time in Jackson. Not just rained, but poured… severe lightning and thunderstorms theView full post »

climb on

Some coworkers and I ventured off into the Uintas this weekend for some climbing and camping. Of course, OF COURSE, IView full post »

week in photos

Now back to our regular Friday schedule. Q: What makes someone a cowboy?A: “You gotta be tough, have spurs andView full post »

ASAKJFHASKDJF!!!! (a Harry Potter tragedy)

You could probably call me a Potterhead. I love Harry Potter. I was thrilled when book seven came out, but I was inView full post »

beautiful elite summit toppers

That’s what Tracie and I call ourselves, or B.E.S.T. for short. The other day, the two of us decided to ditch yogaView full post »

(a couple) week(s) in photos

Been a while, crocodile. Computer is back up and running though so we’ll now return to our regularly scheduledView full post »

Macdeath

Apologies for the missing week in photos this past week. My beloved Powerbook has keeled over and died. She’sView full post »

a tale of two friends

I met Lindsey in the first grade. We instantly became the best of friends (and by best friends, I mean best friends).View full post »

Jackson, again

Whitney and I took a drive up to Jackson this past weekend. Good times ensue. PS: More photos will be added when I getView full post »

list item #40

checked off! Yesterday, I took photos of the pouring the rock for Miner’s Day. Miner’s Day isn’tView full post »

(not my best) week in photos

Not my best week (photographically), but whatev. You win some, you lose some. Still had a fantastic week (non-View full post »

cliff jumping, again

I guess it’s my new favorite past-time. Went up in the Uintas this weekend. And I didn’t screw up my neckView full post »

week in photos

Small week this week. Took a fair share of photos, but not ones I really feel like posting on here. I think I’mView full post »

week in photos

Originally I had about 800 photos to post here this week (very, very busy week), but I decided to be super-duperView full post »

a (holi)day in the life of Sarah (when she’s left to her own devices)

Yes, it’s true, it’s only July 3rd, and not really a holiday, but for me, it’s my holiday. My jobView full post »

when good dreams go bad

I had a nightmare last night. I’d actually consider it a bad dream more than a nightmare (when I think “View full post »

I love my cat

Because it radiates massive heat, my cat Stella often sits on top of my laptop. Usually, I come back to it to find anView full post »

week in photos

dirty sock attackSam shoves his dirty sock in Young’s face. funeralcutie old dude Kat and her catThis is a co-View full post »

the church of downward dog

I met a pastor the other day. Reporter Tracie and I met him at the bar for lunch so she could interview him. He isView full post »

don’t read this while you’re eating

My roommate is out of town. Her daughter is staying with a friend. I have the whole house to myself… and of courseView full post »

it’s all about the timing

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about timing. We all fall victim to bad timing every now and again… but whenView full post »

serious business

Yesterday, a letter was sent to the editor accusing our photographer Scott of staging photos. This is completely false.View full post »

week in photos

Lack of posting lately has been due to busy work and personal life, but also because my internet time has been devotedView full post »

i like my life

A minute ago, I got up to take my clothes out of the dryer and wash my face, brush my teeth, etc. And something justView full post »

week in photos

I may have only worked yesterday and Wednesday this past week, but between those two days and my long weekend in JacksonView full post »

the return to jackson hole

This past weekend (well, weekend and a few extra days rather) I returned to Jackson Hole. And sometimes I really wonderView full post »

you are what you drive

I got my new car on Tuesday… but let me be clear, I got my brand new car on Tuesday. And this car is so much likeView full post »

week in photos

As per usual, photos I don’t completely hate from the past week. goats v. herbicides PCMR released goats on theirView full post »

the list: the book

Thanks to my pal Carolyn (who first introduced me to life listdom), I now have a book of my list, each page dedicatedView full post »

the hunt is on

The bear is back. Today is garbage day in my neck of the woods and he hit two garbage cans this morning. When I foundView full post »

idiot stories from a so-called photographer

The other day, when I was hanging out with Gene (that WWII vet pictured in the previous post), he showed me an oldView full post »

week in photos

Sick of all my text? Here are some photos from this past week. I may not have gotten the bear, but I did get a few IView full post »

bear with me

I am kicking myself. The other night, as I was returning home from a shoot (and a long day at work), traffic slowed aView full post »

365 days (since I first seen your pretty face)

To my favorite guy, here’s to a year – a whole year that we’re still here. (glorious photo by MissView full post »

the third cat

At 9 a.m. this morning, I did the hardest thing any pet owner has to do. I put my beloved Toula, my third “cat,&#View full post »

happy birthday to me

Right now it is 11:13 p.m. on May 28th, but it is also 12:13 a.m. on May 29th (Minnesota time)… and at this minuteView full post »

nutrition, for dummies

Since my last post spoke of graduations, I figured I’d keep it going, at least for this first paragraph. Nearly aView full post »

a post-graduation graduation

It’s that time of year again. Summer is closing in and school’s everywhere are releasing the shackles onView full post »

I ain’t no lush

Today is Wednesday, and that means I don’t have to be to work until later in the morning. Usually ’tilView full post »

car talk

I drive a ’98 P.O.S. Within the next week or two, I hope this is a statement I will no longer be able to make. ButView full post »

HEY CAROLYN!

I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE COMING BACK! Now I just need Dangle, Chris, and Mike to do the same. Gibler, you shouldView full post »

school

Apparently, school is a place these painters never went.View full post »

aches and pains

I think I might have a wisdom tooth coming in. I’m not sure about this, but the evidence is pointing toward thisView full post »

work

Sometimes, like any normal human being, I really dislike my job. And this week, this seems to have been the case. A lotView full post »

bushwhacked

I got an unexpected call Monday from a Jackson friend in town for a few days. We met up Tuesday and went for a short,View full post »

Mother’s Day

I am a bad daughter. In 2005, I bought my mom a Mother’s Day card. I wrote in it, I addressed the envelope, but IView full post »

how to get married: a timeline

Wednesday: propose, find photographer, buy ringsThursday: order cake, buy dressFriday: get hitched by the mayor in a 3-View full post »

excuuuse me?

This is my editor’s office, but that is not my editor. That is the owner of the best damn sandwich shop in ParkView full post »

Chloe

Meet Chloe, the latest addition to the zoo that is my house. She’s my new best friend. When my mom came to townView full post »

I thought they only did this on TV!

Above, the first pie. Below, 23 pies later.View full post »

the obligatory off-season trip south

As a Utah-newbie, I have never been to any of the five national parks here… unless you count an in-utero trip thatView full post »

ode to my mother

Over the years, I have come to realize that my mom is always right (and I mean about everything). I often ask her adviceView full post »

my children

I don’t know what I’d do without them!View full post »

adventures in haircutting

No, not mine… my cat’s. I cut my cat’s hair. Again. Sorry mom! Sophie Jack, more affectionately knownView full post »

time traveling

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, and there are a couple reasons for that. 1. I was on vacation&#View full post »

countdown

In approximately 154 hours, I will be in my beloved homeland for the first time since I left (10 months, three jobs, andView full post »

lentil soup, part II

According to the calendar, spring officially started today. And winter officially started December 21, summer June 21,View full post »

superpiping

As a Monday thru Friday nine-to-fiver, I rarely bring myself to work on the weekends much anymore. But sometimes, youView full post »

extreme makeover: bike edition

My bike, like me, is a Minnesota native. As a coworker called it – “a flat-land bike.” I’veView full post »

smell the roses

Seven shoots piled up on my plate today, and yet, as busy as I was, my two favorite photos both came from things IView full post »

the list

I did it. I did a handstand. Why is this such an accomplishment you may ask? I’ll tell you why. Doing a handstandView full post »

patience is a virtue

The intersection at Kimball Junction can be a nightmare. You can often spot drivers pulling into a turn lane hundreds ofView full post »

yoga babies

The yoga babies project is now complete! Photos by me, audio by Anna. Make sure to hit the play button. Also make sureView full post »

get inspired

“I did three blue runs and I didn’t even wipe out!”View full post »

ugly cat

Meet Garfield, quite possibly the ugliest cat in Summit County… and maybe even the entire state of Utah. NotView full post »

adventures in cross-country skiing

Yesterday, Carolyn and I ventured off into the Uinta Mountains for some cross-country skiing. We got a late start, butView full post »

juvenile court

Earlier today, local elementary students traveled to the county courthouse to partake in a mock trial and learn aboutView full post »

let it snow!

It’s been snowing now for about four days straight, and it’s about time. Not much is settling in town, butView full post »

the unexpected

Last night, a gunman went on a shooting spree in a shopping mall two blocks from my last apartment, killing five peopleView full post »

a decade without Dad

Today is February 8th. It’s been ten years. I always used to be conscious of the date, letting it ruin what mightView full post »

waiting for pizza, waiting for adoption

These kids ordered some pizza after school, waited around for the incredibly late delivery driver, and thought theyView full post »

learning to speak Geek

They say foreign language skills are good skills to have, but I got sick of learning Chinese and German a long time agoView full post »

me, as a work of art

I may be a photographer, but I’ve never been incredibly fond of art… at least not the kind that’sView full post »

step it up

Yesterday, hundreds of middle school students braved the cold and laid in the snow for over an hour while this aerialView full post »

(sun)dancing with the stars

Yes, that indeed is the artist formerly known as Puff Daddy. And yes, I talked to him. When he asked where a guy couldView full post »

up close and personal

Even more prevalent at the Sundance Film Festival than red carpet is red tape. It sprawls out before you, a never-endingView full post »

biological warfare

Ever seen that Mucinex commercial where the cartoon family of phlegm throw a party in some poor sick person’s bodyView full post »

trust me, it’s a rainbow

On my way home just now, there was an unbelievable rainbow that looked like soundwaves echoing off both sides of the sunView full post »

single pets looking for love

My job just got a whole lot better. Every issue, we have a section of the paper where we run little personal ads andView full post »

see you in 2010

Did you know that all but one member of the U.S. curling team are Minnesotans? It’s true. So it’s onlyView full post »

lentil soup

It’s official. The best year of my life is over. I met up with a new friend last night and after we checked outView full post »