This month, I caught up with Tom Wood, Field Director of the Alpine Rescue Team in Evergreen, Colorado and 19-year veteran Alpine Rescuer, to talk about his memoir, to get his insight into the evolution of mountain rescue, and to learn about the challenges facing those in the modern day rescue business.
Launch Ring, Launch Complex 34, Apollo Saturn, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
Forty-seven years after humans first landed on the moon, much of the iconic infrastructure that helped us to get there has been demolished, re-purposed, or left to the elements.
In this episode, my guest, Roland Miller, shares experiences accumulated over twenty-five years of photographically documenting and interpreting the United States space program. His book of photography, Abandoned in Place: Preserving America’s Space History, released last February, records the remains of early space launch and research facilities across the country including the sites that launched the Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo missions.
In this episode, Christopher Merkner, author of The Rise and Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic, offers insight into his award winning short story collection, tackling a mash-up of satire, heritage, Scandinavia, and the American Midwest.
Wedding season is in full swing, so I sat down with Kristine Engel, curator of Meringue, a vintage formal wear boutique in Chicago’s Roscoe Village, to chat about the dresses in her collection, the history of wedding fashion, and why re-imagined vintage is an aesthetic that appeals to modern brides.