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Casa Grande, AZ to Chihuahua, Mexico

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

Bearings readers are in for a special treat. The following is the first day in five. When I was 23 and about to quit my first job after college, I decided to leave it all behind – if just for a few weeks. The ultimate destination was Batopilas, Mexico, a small village that sits deep […]

Darkness in Light: Photography’s Heavy Weight

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Some of you may know the story of Kevin Carter, a young and promising photojournalist who brought us the hunger of Sudan in full force. And when one really thinks about it — when one looks deeply into the lives of the photographers who make a living off the worst facets of human history — […]

Islamabad, Pakistan by Car

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

It’s fortunate that most people in most places have the intelligence and common sense to recognize the difference between the attitudes and policies of a country’s government and those of its citizens. If that were not largely the case, the world really would be as dangerous a place as the U.S. government makes it out […]

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