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, founded Germany's first online literary journal, the writer's community Fictionaut, and West Africa's first vegetarian food service. I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Ph.D. in English and have lived in New York City, Wiesbaden, Germany, New Orleans, and the Dominican Republic. I currently divide my time between Dakar and Berlin. You've come to the right place to find out more about me and my projects.