Hot Day In The City

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Starbucks is doing a hell of a business!

Dad? DAD!

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Being a parent is never easy. Wondering what one could have done better is haunting. This photo brings back memories of what might have been.

Still Trying To Figure It Out

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Here’s my problem. My intellect isn’t powerful enough to give me a comfortable place to stand. I’m increasingly sure it takes letting go of those mental tools we are so accustomed to rely on. Reason and logic don’t cut it when it comes to making peace with what it means to be human. The trick, if one can call it that, is to kill my ego and see what’s left. Scary but it needs to be done.

A Modern Day Disconnect

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Everywhere one goes ads bombard us with promises of beauty, youth, fitness and yes, even enlightenment. The truth is they are lying. This tired elderly lady sitting under the sign for a fitness class speaks to this reality much better than I.

For The Love Of Music

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Walking in Boston’s North End a few days ago, I came upon this street musician playing in a park. Suddenly this little boy walked over and quietly stood very close to him, entranced by his playing. The two stayed that way for quite a while. It was a beautiful moment.

Back Using The Ricoh GR For Street Shooting

Damn this little camera is FINE! It’s tiny with a dead simple black, almost scruffy, exterior. I can carry it cradled in the palm of my hand so it’s almost invisible. It has an ASPC 16 meg sensor and the ability to focus like a cobra’s strike. I have “better” cameras but this gets the job done better. I don’t mean, by any means, that this camera is something that you run out and buy one but, for those of us walking around city streets, it’s terrific.

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Cabbie

 

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Pizza Ecstasy

It’s Not What It Seems

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At first glance it might appear that this guy has fallen in front of this fancy Newbury Street boutique. A drunk perhaps? Maybe he’s ill?

No, all wrong. It’s a locksmith fixing the shop’s front door. Goes to show you that unsubstantiated first impressions can get us in trouble.

Here endith the lesson for today.

 

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