In April, 1997, I took a bus from Grinnell to Aspen, CO to attend the first annual conference of the short-lived Alliance For Community Networking (AFCN), an organization that aimed to "bridge the digital divide" with public computing centers nationwide. The conference itself was pretty forgettable, but I had a great hike up Aspen Mountain and took a few photos.
Spring break of my senior year of high school (1994) I went to visit my friend Javier and his family in Mexico City. Spring break of my junior year of college (1997) I returned to visit them again, this time in Uruapan and Michoacán. Here are my photos from the two trips.
My first semester at Grinnell, I went on a service trip to the Winnebago reservation north of Omaha. We spent the week scraping and repainting a mortuary building. Here are my photos from the trip.
Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU) is the youth group of the UUA. I didn't get involved until I was a sophomore in high school, but then I attended all the "rallies" I could and took lots of photos of my friends and our antics.
I attended Bartlesville Mid-High from 1990-92 and Bartlesville High School from 1992-94. Since we didn't carry cameras around with us all the time back then, most of the photos I took were during senior year.
My first car was a 1976 Sebring-Vanguard Citicar we named Sparky. It was originally orange, but on the second day I had my driver's license, I hit a parked car and shattered the plastic of the front passenger side corner. Dad found me the necessary materials to repair the body myself, and then we had it painted candy apple red and made a new front bumper out of varnished pine! After I left for college, we sold the car to a collector.
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In August of 1993 I went with my parents to Japan. We traveled with my uncle Carl, who was living there at the time, visiting Tokyo, Tokushima, Hiroshima, Osaka, and Kyoto. See an album of my photos from the trip.
In the summer of 1993, I was the delegate from Oklahoma to the Department of Energy's Supercomputer Honors Program ("Superkids") at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Because I wasn't allowed to bring my camera into the lab, most of my photos are from the off-site banquet at the end of the two weeks.
Shin'en Kan was a home built in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for Joe Price by eccentric architect Bruce Goff. It burned to the ground in 1996 in a presumed arson, though no one was ever prosecuted.
See my album of photos from spring, 1994.