Category Archives: Photography

Photography from my Flickr stream.

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Four Corners


My vacation photos from Zion National Park, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest National Park, Monument Valley, and elsewhere are now up on Flickr, here.


Flickr Friday – Plaintain Croquettes

Another Mexico vacation shot. Here’s the very simple and delicious recipe:

Croquetas de plátanos machos (filled plantain croquettes)

4 ripe yellow plantains, skins left on, cut in half
4 tablespoons flour
Salt to taste
Block of queso fresco cheese or cup of refried black beans
Canola oil for frying

1. Boil the plantains in a pot of water until soft. Drain, allow to cool, peel skins and mash until smooth.
2. Add flour and salt and mix well to form a smooth dough.
3. Using wet hands, form dough into balls, make an indentation and fill with the cheese or beans. (I also had a variation of this at a restaurant which involved some kind of meat filling, but not sure what else was involved.)
4. Pat dough balls into patties and fry in a pot of oil until golden brown on both sides.

Belated Flickr Friday – Tortelleria

Other shots from my winter vacation in Oaxaca on Flickr, here.

Flickr Friday — Badshahi Minaret

In light of the posts on Pakistan this week, here’s a shot from my visit to Lahore’s Badshahi Mosque (also the site of the blog’s banner photo) back in 2009.

Flickr Friday — Prague Skyline

From last year’s Christmas holiday travels in Eastern Europe.

Flickr Friday — Karatsu Kunchi

One of my favorite shots of my hometown festival during my time in Japan.

Flickr Friday — Thanksgiving Spread

Happy Thanksgiving to all celebrating this weekend. Please remember those less fortunate.

Flickr Friday — Back Kitchen

Flickr Friday — 11/11/11

This morning at DC Habitat for Humanity, with the Blue Star Families and Bank of America. General Stanley McChrystal was also there.

Thank you to all those who serve, both in uniform and out.

Flickr Friday – Cyclo

An unattended cyclo near the Hue Imperial Citadel outer moat at sundown.

I’m reading C.J. Chiver’s The Gun right now, and am currently on a chapter focusing on the struggles of the U.S. M16 to match the Soviet AK47 in Vietnam. Here’s a photo from Hue in a more peaceful time, when I passed through a few years back.