Category Archives: Stories

Church

Returning to my childhood church should have been simple. Memories, routines, rituals from so many years ago return. Your body remembers what your brain has forgotten. Cross, kneel, dip. Eyes down, hands at your heart. There’s comfort in it, of … Continue reading

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On Holiday

I try to be cute, making little rhymes like Fezzik in the Princess Bride. Unfortunately, I am not as cute as he was.  Imagine, not being as cute as a 7’4” wrestler. “Look,” she says, pointing a chubby finger at … Continue reading

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Weeding

She had just weeded the garden. Of course, nobody would believe her. Or care. The flooding, of course, was much more important. But somehow it mattered to her. That morning had been cool, cloudy, a bit breezy. And she finally … Continue reading

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Write

So I guess I pretty much took July off. I didn’t plan to, but you know what they say about plans? Well, they’re right. We had a little health situation in my family around Memorial Day weekend. Everyone is fine … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) was an award-winning American photographer and photojournalist who specialized in photographing people, particularly those on the fringes of society. She worked for major magazines (Life, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and the New York Times) as … Continue reading

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On the Hill, Behind a Door(way)

Today I bring you a few pictures, including several doorways, one door, a bunch of rubble, and a sad story.   Just as I have mentioned that I have a soft spot for urban decay, there is also something about … Continue reading

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Vivian Maier

Like many people, I first heard about photographer Vivian Maier around 2010. This is when photographer John Maloof started posting her pictures online and they – and her story – began to go viral. Some six years, five books, two … Continue reading

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Brandon Stanton: Human

If you are familiar with Humans of New York, then you know the work of Brandon Stanton. The concept is (deceptively) simple: A series of photographs of people he sees on the streets of New York, along with the stories … Continue reading

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Divided

Divided This house Cannot stand Against itself. Divided Like the loot after a heist Like loyalties Like the continent Like rational numbers in Irrational situations. Take this thing here Whatever it is (It doesn’t matter, really) And divide it in … Continue reading

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Four, zero, zero

Books I picked up from the ‘Free Table’ where I work: Four Cost: Zero (to state the obvious) Time I have to read them in the immediate future: Zero Being an adult, I am frequently reminded, means that there are … Continue reading

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