Photography was a first passion in my life. It became the springboard to my first full-time job — as a newspaper photographer in Salina, Kansas, where, coincidentally, I live today. Photojournalism jobs followed at Kansas newspapers in Hutchinson and Hays before I drifted into writing and then editing, allowing my film-era cameras to gather dust.

Retired from journalism, I’ve picked up the cameras again —digital, this time — and rekindled my passion. Photography works well with my other passions, which include enjoying nature and doing what I can to see that nature is afforded the respect it deserves. I've especially enjoyed focusing on the work of The Land Institute, a Salina nonprofit research organization where plant scientists are working to create a new agriculture based on perennial grains, and where, in a second career, I served as managing director until retirement in October of 2016.