Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler


Desk Scraps #2

  The artist is a young woman of 6 or 7 whose father worked the coffee bar at a former place of employ. This mariposa she gave to me in exchange for a nickel after a good deal of bargaining down from $100, perhaps my savviest bit of haggling yet.

InSight Phototography Project Needs You

Okay, maybe I wasn't clear about one of the greatest things about the  InSight Photography Project in my last post about it. John Willis, one of the co-founders reiterated last night at the board meeting that the point isn't just to provide young people an opportunity to learn about photography and themselves, but to provide that opportunity regardless of their ability to pay. That's ... +more+

October 22, 2009 | 2nd thoughts,Vermont

Insight Photography Project

I recently joined the board of InSight Photography Project based here in Brattleboro, Vermont. It's mission: "to provide local youth with a creative outlet away from school to develop a  visual language that will provide them tools to communicate with others while discovering something about themselves." Why did I join the board? Well, I keep telling myself that I want to do things, concrete things, for the ... +more+

October 9, 2009 | 2nd thoughts,Vermont

What Festival Are You?

Every autumn a great thing happens in Brattleboro Vermont: just as the leaves change, as if on cue, there is the Brattleboro Literary Festival. Through the committed and and ardent work of a small group of devoted local literati,writers, and book fanatics, world class authors of every stripe descend on our small southern Vermont town for a week of readings, discussions, workshops, and ink stained elbow ... +more+

October 6, 2009 | 2nd thoughts,Vermont

Migraine Much?

vermont-from-pinacle-peakStrangest thing happened to me last Wednesday after work: I experienced an odd gap in my vision. A scotoma, if you want to know the technical term. I noticed it first when looking at the branding for a Chevy Milan while parking. The first leg of the 'M' went missing. I couldn't make myself see it, but I knew ... +more+

August 11, 2009 | 2nd thoughts,Vermont