Once a year, Americans like to celebrate their country’s greatness with giant psychedelic spectaculars that aren’t about anything but the now and the wow. I took some shots from Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State Park, across the river from 42nd Street. You can view them as photo set or as slideshow.
Welcome to my site — I'm glad you're here. I’m a writer, editor, translator, traveler, web designer, photographer, critic, storytelling consultant, and social entrepreneur. I’ve published two novels and a book of film criticism, launched Germany's first online literary journal, founded the writers' community Fictionaut, and started West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English. I've lived in New York City, New Orleans, Mississippi, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the Dominican Republic, and currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin.