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Boston city living my opinion

Loopy Confused Cranky

We live in Boston. I used to think it was a pretty intelligent, enlightened place. No more.

Since the virus hit and George Floyd was murdered, this place is going nuts.

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blogging Boston places

Sunset Skating 1/29/2020

I suspect it comes as no surprise, with a blog title like “Frog Pond Journal”, that we live near it. This image was recently taken at sunset, looking east over the skating rink towards Millennium Tower. The low sunlight helps emphasize the figures and skyline. It’s hard to overemphasize how important this facility is to the recreational life of the city.

My blogging problem is that if I place too much emphasis on the “Frog Pond” part of the title, it overly restricts my geographic coverage area. The word “Journal” helps broaden the blog’s content, as a kind of casual neighborhood newspaper.

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my opinion

Intersection Question

As physical places we take these junctures completely for granted. They’re everywhere. We think nothing of them. Yet, what about mental intersections? Our “should I” “shouldn’t I” moments. I’m not sure we pay these nearly enough attention.

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my opinion

Why?

Only three letters but they pose a very big question, especially if you ask it about an action you’re about to take. Ask the “why” question three times in a row about that contemplated action and you might be very surprised at the answer.

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family my opinion

Morning Read

There is, if we’re lucky, a brief time each morning when breakfast is eaten, dishes are washed and we settle down to read the paper. A treasured private moment before the day’s events begin to intrude.

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photography

Ambiguity

Street photography for many people, myself included, means hunting for emotional stories. Trouble is, it’s very often difficult to be sure what kind of story you’re looking at. Take this lady in the subway for instance. Is she tired, sad or just momentary rubbing her eyes? I have no idea but I liked the red, white and blue of her outfit together with the position of her arms and obviously, the fact her hand is covering her face.

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city living family my opinion

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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art my opinion photography

Sad

A jilted lover? Regretting a fight with her best friend? Recently fired from a job she liked very much? Or monochromatic pixels on a computer screen.

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art camera my opinion

Longing

Black and white images can be SO powerful! This subway portrait was taken with My iPhone and edited in the amazingly powerful app Snapseed.

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art city living photography

Dreaming

This young lady was photographed through a diner widow. Lost in thought with her book and a bottle of water, she seems totally unaware of her surroundings or the guy with a camera taking her picture.