400K Photo Views and Counting

At some point today, I will pass 400,000 views on my photography blog. Not bad for an amateur hack who has never been formally trained as a photographer! I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to celebrate by sharing my 10 favorite pictures from the past five years. Given it’s a Friday wrapping up a long holiday week, I figured, “Why not?” Here we go! 1) The Eiffel Tower I took this beauty in late November of 2009. It was drizzling, and I had to take a slow capture to get the light to glow like this. Fortunately the rain didn’t mess up lens too badly, and the shot turned out quite nicely! Taken with a Nikon D-90. 2) […]

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Six Months Later: BP’s Oil Spill Still Stains

It has been six months since the height of public outrage about the Deep Horizon catastrophe and ensuing oil spill. Periodically, news bubbles up about potential lawsuits against BP and partners, but for the most part, the media has moved on to more current pastures. Meanwhile the damage left behind still ravages the Gulf Coast environs and economy. Earlier this month, ABC News reported on University of Georgia’s Samantha Joye’s findings that Deep Horizon oil carpets the Gulf of Mexico floor. At 5,000 feet below the surface there appears to be an 80-square mile kill zone. “It looks like everything’s dead,” Samantha Joye said. Meanwhile economic relief efforts seem to be hitting some walls. While tourist centric business like casinos […]

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The Plight of the Louisiana Fishing Family

The Citizen Effect Gulf Mission team sat down yesterday with Natalie A. Jayroe, president and CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans (serving 23 south Louisiana parishes). Our ongoing goal remains finding an actionable way for Americans to take positive mindful ways to act in the wake of the Deep Horizon disaster. Jayroe told us her view of how the fishing families of Louisiana have been affected by the oil spill. The following post is based from that conversation. An area the size of Great Britain was devastated with Katrina. The entire region had to rebuild, and nonprofits and community realigned themselves to rethink New Orleans. Five years after Katrina they are seeing another devastating disaster, […]

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What We Hope to Achieve – #citizengulf

Our mission has grand hopes. We don’t just want to engage in Citizen journalism. We want to provide a means for Americans across the country to act in a mindful, impactful way. The above 2 minute video details our line of thinking. Geoff Livingston on Google+

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Welcome to the Obama BP Spin War

Rhode Island farmers pitch in to help the Gulf It’s been three days since my last post on the Deep Horizon oil crisis, and what a 72 hours it has been. Let’s take a look at what’s happened in the now very apparent Obama Administration vs. BP spin war: DoJ announces a criminal investigation of the incidents leading up to the oil spill. Attorney General Holder claims that anyone who broke the law will be held accountable. BP announces the hire of Dick Cheney’s former press secretary Anne Womack-Colton. Obama PR machine spins about how mad he is (in a very Spock like manner) and how he is gritting his teeth. Democratic Senators demand that BP surrender its dividends. Wow! […]

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The El Show Episode 33: PR Ethics and the Oil Spill

Episode 33 of the El Showfeatured guest host Rich Becker who filled in for a sick Richard Laermer. We discussed the Deep Horizon oil spill crisis, the collective communications mess that has ensued, and the ethical issues presented. Here’s a breakdown of Episode 33: Introducing Rich Becker and his Fresh Content Initiative Breaking down the oil spill problem into a series of sub-crisis, from the culpability aspect, to fixing the oil spill, the different clean up issues, and the PR behind BP’s role? Rich says that they simply need to fix the oil leak and stop dismissing environmental damage. Is it a question of leadership: BP is running the entire show, and it’s not realistic. We analyze the BP (Haliburton […]

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