Forty-plus years, three homes, and lots of life

Amy and I met in Southern Illinois more than four decades ago and have been together ever since while living in different parts of the nation, seeing a lot of the world, witnessing history and having many adventures.

Losing Chuck Berry to the ages

Rock and roll pioneer and legend Chuck Berry died Saturday at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri, not far from St. Louis. Although I grew up with his music, I saw him in concert during the 1970s while photographing the Mississippi River Festival on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville just across […]

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

Wire service telegraph machines had alarms with loud bells that would clang when a major news story broke. Several of the machines began clanging in the wire machine room in the back of the third floor newsroom of The Roanoke Times and World News on the afternoon of April 4, 1968. An older man with […]

Nightmares of Larry Joe Adams

Two years ago, while undergoing therapy to recover from a motorcycle accident that kept me in a coma for much of November 2012, my occupational therapist asked me about dreams. My response: “What dreams?”  I told her that I was not dreaming. “No dreams? Are you sure?  You should be having some dreams,” she answered. […]