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This cup is already broken

This was my favorite mug.

A long time ago I worked in a museum’s gift shop. We sold works of local artists and for several weeks featured a talented potter. 800 more words

Stories Told

The Electric Breakfast

Blogging today is like radio was for me 30 years ago, when I was a disk jockey.

Does anybody listen to the radio anymore? Even for the listeners who hang on, it’s not like it was even 20 years ago. 812 more words

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Photographic holiday memories

A rerun, from 2008 and 2012, as this Christmas nears. Now with new photos.

My grandparents always owned the latest Polaroid cameras, and they passed on that tradition in 1977 when they bought my brother and me Polaroid Super Shooter cameras for Christmas. 329 more words

Photography

Audio + Text - Shooters

Shooters

by Desmond Manny

Michael Valenti slumped in the passenger seat of the sedan, easing the ache in his lower back, and turned his head to look out of the window. 1,001 more words

Writing

Goodbye, Rick, sort of

Down the Road is on hiatus. New posts resume on Monday! Here’s one last rerun, one that’s special to me. I’m happy to run it again because the first time around (July of 2008) this blog was barely a year old and had few readers. 542 more words

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Headstone's

Down the Road is on hiatus, returning Monday, 26 September. I’m rerunning old posts in the meantime.

When I was in college, I should have just had my work-study paycheck direct-deposited into Headstone Friends’ bank account. 605 more words

Stories Told

Camera in hand, trying to act inconspicuous

Down the Road is on hiatus, returning Monday, 26 September. I’m rerunning old posts in the meantime.

I wish I had a cloak of invisibility. Whenever I grab a camera and head out to shoot, I don’t want to be bothered or even noticed. 651 more words

Photography