Watching The Veteran’s Day Parade

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For some the memories are painful.

The Morning After

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Well, the midterm elections are over. It’s peculiar but I feel neither sadness or elation. The only thing I feel for sure is that the national rancor is more than likely to get worse.

But for now, the weather is lovely , the sun is bright, the weather soft and that’s a blessing.

The Human Radio Broadcasting The News

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I don’t know what his name is but he’s been doing his radio gig for decades now from his perch on a stone wall in Boston Common. He “broadcasts” the news at the top of his lungs as people, hurring to work, stream by. Today it was “It’s gonna rain hard at noon…the Bruins won in overtime 2 to 1 and the Celtics lost to the Lakers.”

It wasn’t raining when I took this picture but I think the “radio” thought it made for a better background. (It did.)

The Memory Project

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This is an art project of the Boston University student on the left. It was set up smack dab in the middle of Boston Common today. Nothing was around it, just two young ladies standing and smiling asking passersby to swap their memories with those of other people. I like the concept. I wonder, if such a thing was  actually possible, whether anyone would take them up on it or would we prefer to keep our own memories even if we didn’t like them.

In Another World…The Reader

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My wife loves reading. She devours books. This man looks to be a fellow traveler. I developed this photograph both in color and black and white. I couldn’t decide which I liked the best so here are both,

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An Island of Calm

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The Park Street Church’s steeple from our window seems like a beacon of light attached to an island of calm. While I’m not a church goer myself I think in these troubled times, this nation desperately needs healing and organized religion has a real role to play.

dia de los Muertos

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I admit he’s left over from our Halloween but he seems perfectly able to do double duty.

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