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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Soldier's Eye: Rediscovered Photos From Vietnam

Photo: Charlie Haughey
Charlie Haughey

"They were drafted. They were the best of America. They were intelligent. They were not formally educated, but they were smart, compassionate,and for the most part gentlemen who just wanted to survive and go home..."

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Charlie Haughey returned home from Vietnam with almost 2000 photo negatives of his fellow soldiers.  He put them in a box and left them there for 45 years, untouched, until a friend encouraged him to digitize them. Charlie says seeing them brings back the war, and "things I did not take pictures of. And there are some that are, to me, just the scariest pictures in the world."


"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival; "Hannah" by Ray Lamontagne; "Leave House" by Caribou

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Just outside Las Vegas, kayaking through a canyon

BOULDER CITY, Nev. — It's easy to trade the wild ways of Las Vegas for the wilds of the nearby Colorado River: All it takes is a call to a boating outfitter and a federally-approved form of ID.
That's because the overnight float trips in the Black Canyon put in just below the Hoover Dam, 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Las Vegas. The massive power plant, which produces enough electricity for 1.3 million people, is located in a security zone enforced by its own federal police force.
Those wanting to paddle this stretch of river must have a launch permit, and traffic is limited to 30 boats per day. The permits are available up to six months in advance and are generally obtained through a government-approved outfitter.
That was fine with me, since for about $350 per person, the operator also provided transportation, a guide

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