Finding hope

Check out my new photo essay for UNICEF that proves hope and resilience prevail, even in the most trying of times. Continue reading Finding hope

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Metropolitan Diary: A Silhouette in the Rain

Exciting news- a story and photo of mine, about a fleeting moment I experienced in New York City one night, were published today on the NYTimes.com Metropolitan Diary page! (Check out the article here or click the image above.) The Metropolitan Diary has existed for over 30 years as a place for New Yorkers to share odd or inspiring moments. Recently, the collective diary has taken to … Continue reading Metropolitan Diary: A Silhouette in the Rain

Irish Boys of Brooklyn: New Year’s Eve 1973

Author’s Note: This article was first published in Notre Dame Magazine at magazine.nd.edu. *** Some would say bartenders John Pelan and Harold Kelly had the best spot in the house that New Year’s Eve. All night, off in an alcove behind their simple makeshift bar, Pelan and Kelly poured foaming pitchers of Budweiser and stirred up the occasional whiskey and ginger ale. A radio in … Continue reading Irish Boys of Brooklyn: New Year’s Eve 1973