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8:30 Sunday Morning

I can’t think of anything better than bare feet, a cup of coffee and the New York times.

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Just Reading

Open A Book,
By Jane Baskwill

Open a book
And you will find
People and places of every kind;
Open a book
And you can be
Anything that you want to be;
Open a book
And you can share
Wondrous worlds you find in there;
Open a book
And I will too
You read to me
And I’ll read to you.

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Quiet Moment

It’s always a pleasure seeing a completely contented person. It may only be for the briefest moment but sitting still and loosing oneself in thought should be a daily goal for all of us.

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Coffee Shop Window

These reflected/see-through window images can become almost dream like. This lady reading in the coffee shop window is surrounded by things that make little sense yet seem to somehow emanate from the page she is reading.

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Searching for Answers

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Boston people my opinion

He’s Reading…What?!

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It seems that getting information from something made of paper is pretty unusual these days. Here’s a rare photo of a man, beating the heat, obviously enjoying something that doesn’t take batteries….Wow!

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Portrait of Sarah

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In case I haven’t told you before, my wife Sarah is a voracious reader. I admire that trait very much and often wish I read more myself. However I’m dyslexic and content myself to more visual activities. I took this picture of her in our local Starbucks as she was chugging along trying to finish a book that she didn’t like.

Why read a book you don’t like you ask? She belongs to a book club of very fierce opinionated ladies and it was required reading for this month’s meeting.

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The Printed Page

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The sharpness of this photograph is not the best but I like it anyway. It was taken in the wonderful new cafe at the Boston Public Library. Clustered around the coffee bar were a group of people all reading books or newspapers. Nobody was looking at a digital device. Refreshing!

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photography

Mr. Analog Escapes Facebook

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I’m drawn to people reading paper books. No kindles, no Ipads just those old-fashioned things that we grind up pine trees to make. I think it’s partly because this digital world we now find ourselves in seems increasingly overwhelming. 

For a couple of years now I’ve been badly addicted to Facebook. It’s a big black hole. A time waster without equal.

It’s time to cut back on all my digital time wasters!

 

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The Sunday Times & Bill Cunningham

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Hard to beat this journalistic institution, even with the terrible state of national and world affairs it is currently writing about. As an example of some of the more upbeat things to read today, take a look in the Sunday Style and Fashion section at the outpouring of tributes to the legendary photographer Bill Cunningham who died this week. The man lived like a monk, didn’t care much about money and was totally dedicated to his art. Would that there were more like him.

Take a look here Bill Cunningham. I think you’ll enjoy the articles and while you’re at it if you get the paper in print look at the paid tributes as well. People certainly loved the man.