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A Shaft of Rainbow

I really wish I had a camera the other day.  On the way to work, there was a shaft of rainbow streaming out of the sky. 73 more words

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Spotlight on Teachers

We love the way that Brandon Stanton, the creator of Humans of New York, can create a biographical moment in one image, sometimes with as little as one sentence.  83 more words


Close Shot Friday 068

Sea Anemones.

This shot is from my Saturday excursion to Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto.

Clicking shots in darkened tunnels, with artificial light, through glass. I had no idea how challenging that would be. 103 more words


Whose Stories Get Heard and Whose Don't

So, last night I stumbled across information that some of the descendants of Jackson’s slaves believe they are also descended from Jackson himself–that he “had an affair” with his slave, Hannah, and that, at the least, her daughter, Charlotte, is his child. 411 more words

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Farmers Market

The Farmers Market on Monument Square in Portland Maine meets every Wednesday. These photos where taken with my iphone. 8 more words


The Thing about Franklin

I think the thing that bothers me most about Isaac Franklin, which is both why I want him in my book and why I’m finding it really unsettling to have to ponder him as a human being, is that, as far as I can tell, he was “one of the good ones.” By the standards of his time, he was a respected businessman who, while occasionally upsetting the people of Natchez by leaving dead enslaved people all around the outskirts of town, was a lot of people’s preferred trader to do business with. 386 more words

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Single Shot Monday: Hide-And-Peek...

Took a little field trip to the big TO on Saturday. The occasion was a postponed birthday wander through Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto. Birthday girl’s choice. 44 more words

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