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How It Was Shot: A Moonlit Yosemite

By |2020-07-31T22:23:44-07:00Mar 20, 2015 - Friday|Photography|

My first, serious attempt at landscape night photography during a scheduled, 4-day backpacking trip under a half moon was inspired by a photo I once saw on an REI membership card. Here is how the photo was taken and edited.

How It Was Shot: Inside a Utah Cave

By |2020-07-31T22:14:45-07:00Mar 19, 2015 - Thursday|Photography|

A group photo taken during a trip with friends inside a completely dark, low-hanging, colorless Utah cave unexpectedly revealed a world full of color and textures during editing. Here is how it was shot and processed.

True Story: How a Family Survived A War

By |2020-10-22T09:39:15-07:00Sep 10, 2014 - Wednesday|Family, General|

The incredible, TRUE STORY of a family struggling during the horrific events of the Cambodian Genocide has touched and inspired the author (whom Michael is associated with) in many ways. The strength and will of the said family's parents to keep their children alive is inspiring, putting our daily lives' problems into perspective.

Athlete’s Foot After Backpacking Yosemite

By |2020-07-30T22:14:49-07:00Sep 9, 2014 - Tuesday|Health, Travel|

"Athlete's foot (tinea pedis) is a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes. It occurs most commonly in people whose feet have become very sweaty while confined within tight-fitting shoes. Signs and symptoms of athlete's foot include a scaly rash that usually causes itching, stinging and burning." I got it after backpacking Yosemite.

Review: Knight Physical Therapy

By |2020-08-01T01:35:18-07:00Apr 28, 2014 - Monday|Place/Event Reviews, Reviews|

Six months ago, my lower back crumbled with paralyzing pain, and it happened again a month later -- but this time, the severe pain would not subside after two weeks, and I went to see a well-respected orthopedic. MRI diagnosis showed a 5mm-slipped disc at the bottom of my spine, and I was asked to see a physical therapist in order to avoid surgery. I chose to initially go to a chiropractor instead, but that was a mistake. Read on to see why.

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