High school girls cross country runners run the first leg of the Stinson Beach Relays at Stinson Beach, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (IJ photo/Alan Dep)
I made this photo back in September of the annual cross country relays at Stinson Beach in California. I liked the photo a lot at the time, but had not thought about it much since then. Today, a reader was nice enough to send me an email today letting me know how much he liked the photo. I rarely hear from readers, so it was a nice way to end the day.
Xuan Bui shows the scar from a bullet wound as he sits on campus at College of Marin in Kentfield, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. The College of Marin custodian was once a second Lieutenant for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. He received the wound as he was escaping the country before coming to the U.S. (IJ photo/Alan Dep)