Happenings

Experiences told through essays and photos

Japan

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My first trip to Japan was in 1988 as a foreign exchange student through Youth for Understanding. Twenty-six years later I returned to visit. Below are albums of both trips.

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May 16th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

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My “Rosebud”

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I truly believe that who I am today may be rooted in this one Viewmaster reel.

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Origins

Like Rosebud, the enigmatic sled in Citizen Kane, I believe this Viewmaster reel may be centered at the root of my being. Was it why I was inspired to pursue both a liberal arts undergraduate degree and a masters degree? This reel IS the liberal arts.
What in the world do you want to see?

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April 1st, 2014 at 11:50 am

Los Angeles in Time Lapse

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December 23rd, 2013 at 12:24 pm

October 30, 2012 and October 30, 2013

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First six photos: October 30, 2012   |   Last six photos: October 30, 2013
 

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October 30th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

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Chicago in Time Lapse

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Time lapse is such a great visual form.

Chicago Timelapse Project – Windy City Nights from Max Wilson on Vimeo.

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October 28th, 2013 at 1:59 pm

It’s cicada time!

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It was enjoyable hearing the famed cicadas in the Provence region of France this summer and now they have awakened in Madison, Wisconsin as well. It’s a rare occasion to find a cicada – intact – without damage from birds or insects, but I managed to find one this year. Usually, the only way you can tell the cicadas are around is from the continuous buzzing sound they make or the occasional molt they leave behind, so it was cool to finally see the whole, amazing insect up close.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 23rd, 2013 at 9:40 pm

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Madison, WI in Time Lapse

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This is the coolest visual of Madison I’ve seen so far:

Filmed and edited by Matt Hicks

 

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July 30th, 2013 at 11:46 am

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Death’s Head Hawkmoth

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Heather and I saw one of these in the south of France and she took this awesome photo.
 

Look familiar?
 

 

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July 22nd, 2013 at 10:06 pm

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Glam Photo Shoot

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Had a great time with photographer Sean Rowley and friends Adam and Mindy doing a retro, glam photo shoot outside of Madison, with these gorgeous classic cars.

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June 17th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

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Picturesque Trestle Ruins

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Unlike Europe and Asia, the United States allowed it’s vast, once dominant, train infrastructure to decay into obscurity.  Driving along Highway 75, in northern Illinois–a route pioneered by train tracks–I caught this sublime and hidden scene out of the corner of my eye.  Here is a momentary glimpse into the merciful, yet unrelenting way nature reclaims what once took such an enormous effort, by man, to build.  Thanks to my mom for having to awkwardly pull the car over on such a treacherous part of the highway.

Trestle Ruins

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April 21st, 2011 at 2:04 pm

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