Coney Island – Summer 2014
The frigid and wet East Coast weather of late has been getting me down lately. I’m starting to believe somebody put a hex on my life causing any day I have off from work to be filled with dreary clouds and heavy rain. So if the sadistic spell conjurer could do me a favor and…
Philadelphia: Canon Photos
During my last week in Philadelphia I decided to go out and shoot some photos of the beautiful city. I didn’t get as many as I’d like, but I still enjoyed getting what I could get. I would love to go back soon. Enjoy.
Skateboarding with a Stranger from the Internet
7/20/14 Before I left Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, I made a post on the well-known skateboard magazine website Slapmagazine.com. In the online forum I made a request for information about skateboarding in Philadelphia, such as skate spots, tips on avoiding tickets, the skate-ability of LOVE park, etc.To my surprise, about a month after posting I received a message…
Skate Jawn 4 Year Anniversary
7/12/14 Thanks to my new friend Joanna I was able to meet other skateboarders she knew in the Philly area. Her friend Mike gave me the heads up for Skate Jawn’s 4 year Anniversary Skate Jam. Like some of you reading this, I was unaware of what Skate Jawn was or what it meant. Skate Jawn is…
First Week in Philadelphia
6/25/14 After spending a weekend in Camden, we were relocated to Temple University. Our home for the next month. It’s funny. After I graduated college I assumed I would be done living in dorms. However, since I graduated in May I found myself staying in three different dorms within the past two months. Apartment life will be spectacular.
Go Skateboarding Day
6/21/2014 On Go Skateboarding Day weekend I found myself staying at the Rutgers University campus in Camden, NJ. At first I was excited. Camden was yet another new city to explore and having the chance to see parts of Walt Whitman’s hometown was intriguing. However, based on my conversations with the other Teach for America members,…
*Dating back to around 6/19/14 (Playing catch-up) When I told people I was moving to work in Newark, NJ I was often told “Good luck.” I figured people back home didn’t know what they were talking about. But even after I arrived to NJ, even the locals were warning me about certain areas and scaring…