Ariel Castro appears in court for his initial appearance in Cleveland, Ohio, May 9, 2013. Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver fired from his job last fall, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on May 6 evening shortly before his arrest. REUTERS/John Gress

Left with more questions in Cleveland

The setting sun shimmered off of wind swept waves on Lake Erie as my plane took off for Chicago and I headed back to normal life, knowing that the people who I covered over the past three days will need a lot more than a 400 mile flight to return to their normal life. I flew to Cleveland on Monday after three women, Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, and a child escaped from the home of Ariel Castro after allegedly being held there for about a decade.

Veepstakes

Four years ago I surprisingly shot both VP candidate announcements. The first one in Springfield, Illinois was so hot my friend and fellow photographer Kamil fell was struck with heat exhaustion… a far warmer day then when Obama’s announced he was running for the office 18 months earlier. That day was in the so cold, I got frost bite in my finger tips.