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Tourist eyes or old-timer eyes, which are you?

Discovery, Uncovery, Recovery –Part of the joy of street or field photography is stumbling onto something that seems significant (treasure by some definition) or at least on the surface (texture, color, light play or shadow) is worthy to view and possibly record. 1,246 more words

just looking... the eye of a flaneur

Setting off with camera in hand and only a general circuit or destination in mind, and without fixed time limits, my eye fixes on wondrous light falling on the scenes that present themselves in landscape or streetscape; or I am drawn to the signs of time passing (poetic intimations of mortality) and people’s efforts purposing some kind of significance or response to the call of responsibility – features of the cultural landscape. 505 more words

Much Ado About Dating...on Napkins

Those who know me, know that I am a hopeless romantic. This has led to so many amazing decisions. And a ton of poor ones! 338 more words

War on pap

This may sound harsh, but I’m sick of the media reports and popular chat about the Manchester bombing, and twice as irritated by the displays of flowers and heart-shaped balloons. 841 more words

School Year's End: Being Gentle with Goodbyes

The school year is almost over. There are three full days of school left after this one, our finals end tomorrow, and grades are due before I leave the building. 516 more words

Writing

Texting, booked...and no case?

I am amused at a recent rash of adverts in the local press and online warning that those who use cell-phones while driving face prosecution and fines running into thousands of pounds. 662 more words

Throwback Thursday (The New "Middle Class")

I questioned who was benefiting from this shallow society we now live in. Pondered what the cushion between the haves and have-nots was, now that the middle class has all but disappeared. 517 more words

Inner Dialogue