On a rare warm November day, the kind that makes you forget about yesterday and want to put tomorrow on hold forever, Lindsey and Chris were married in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Take a look, if you like.
I got to spend some more time with the Green Machines. At their championship game, in fact.
I have to say: I don’t know anything about football. I had no brothers, and I’ve quit every sport I have ever tried. But even I can tell there is something special about this team.
They are a great team.
But part of what is so great about them, or maybe what makes them able to be so great, is their fan club.
And it makes me even prouder to say that they didn’t win the first game I attended. They struggled. But they have grit. Which, if you’ve been watching TED talks lately, you’d know is the number one predictor of success.
I’m glad to have witnessed their victory.
But I’m especially glad to see a group of people working together, rooting for each other, and putting passion in the struggle, even when they aren’t the ones who win the first time.
Football and Cheerleading always remind me of the fall. Nothing accentuates a crisp October day like the voices of cheerleaders rising together in unison or the whistle of a coach running drills.
I was able to spend some time with the Kingman Park Boys and Girls Club this month, photographing their autumnal sports practices and games. It was a pleasure to get to know such an active organization.
I photographed the band, StereoRiots, at Zeba Bar in Columbia Heights last Saturday. They have a sweet story about how they got together: Craigslist. One of the members, tired of working with people less serious than himself, posted looking for some dedicated bandmates. And that, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how this magic happened.
Last week, Becky went to the beach with her family and her newly acquired smart phone (she was a little slow to get on the bandwagon). It was refreshing to both get out of the city and also to capture imagery with a smaller, simpler camera.