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Daniel Evans

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My Three Passions

Ever since I happened by Lili Lakich’s neon studio near my former home in Downtown Los Angeles in 2014, I have been hooked on making neon art. The voltage, gas and glass practice got added to my two other passions: photography and writing.

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The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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The Challenge: Days two, three and four

October 13th, 2019|

So, yeah. I already f***ed up. On Friday, I had an epically long day at work and after finally closing things up at about 9 p.m., the absolute last thing I wanted to do is head down to the gym. So I didn't. Oh well. But, fear not, as I worked out Saturday and Sunday, so I'm not too far behind. 

The seven day challenge

October 10th, 2019|

In preparation for an upcoming dragon boat race in Orlando, I'm going to commit to a seven-day challenge, using this blog for motivation and accountability. I'll post my progress here, along with my general feelings on the workout du jour, from now until next Thursday.

Sept. 11 — 18 years later

September 11th, 2019|

I imagine it's a bit strange to fly today. Even regular business travelers may get a slight hitch when they look at the date on their boarding pass. I certainly know I would. Though I only lived a single year in New York City -- when I was in grad school -- it was during the year following the 2001 attacks. The anniversary of that terrible day came only a few weeks after I had moved across the country and into my new apartment in Morningside Heights. Being a writer, I did a short reflection on the feelings from that day.

“Free” vs “included”

August 28th, 2019|

As the new semester starts at FIU, one of the more ballyhooed bits of news was the launching of the free shuttle between the main campus in Sweetwater and the Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami. Prior to the vote by the university's board of trustees over the summer, students paid $2.50 to make the 25-mile, hour-long (or much longer) trek between the campuses. But it is not "free" as FIU's public relations folks and student government officials keep touting. It's "included."

No one said there’d be math: A cautionary tale

August 16th, 2019|

Math in the Real World No one said they'd be math: A cautionary tale Shopping for a car is famously one of the bigger hassles in life. The reason is pretty simple:

Articles, Thoughts & Snapshots

The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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I am currently an associate professor of journalism at Florida International University. Prior to that, I was the community news editor at the Los Angeles Times and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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