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Finding Fire Capt. Frank J. Becker

My great-grandfather Frank Becker was a fireman. I knew that he had been promoted to captain at some point, and some relatives had once told me they thought it had been covered on TV or in the newspaper. I wanted … Continue reading

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Still thankful for the Rams

I’m definitely feeling all the outrage over the Rams leaving St. Louis to return to Los Angeles. They were, overall, terrible for most of their years in St. Louis. They fleeced us to come here in 1995, and they fleeced … Continue reading

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Church signs in Ferguson

Just over a week after the Michael Brown shooting, I was struck by the idea of photographing church signs in and around Ferguson. I figured many of them would have messages related to the shooting and its aftermath. On Sunday … Continue reading

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The cartooning beat

Whenever I get together with extended family, inevitably someone will say “Oh, what do you do at the Post-Dispatch? Write stories?” The answer, of course, is “no.” My job is to design newspaper pages and develop web projects. But next … Continue reading

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When news happens

Working at a newspaper is still an exciting thing to do, even if the future of the industry looks dim. In the last week, I have had to work during two big breaking news stories. The first was the horrible … Continue reading

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