Tag Archives: around the neighborhood

the martian toy camera

Sometimes a lens can give you more than a field of view– it can give you a change in perspective.   So can a change in your work process– you could try automatic writing, or automatic drawing.  Or automatic photography? One … Continue reading

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(pajama) shark of the season

Happy Autumnal period!  It’s hard to define the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, at least until the first of October makes it “official”.  But there’s always a weekend in September when the days getting shorter, the crickets slowing … Continue reading

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more spider time

It’s September, it’s glorious (when it’s not 90 degrees F with 90% humidity) and I’ve been spending a lot of time with my dogs– and my spiders.  It’s spider time, which is my favorite time of year.  This September I … Continue reading

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zebra philosophy

I think we all sometimes feel like the only zebra on a colorful cosmic carousel where everyone else is a horse. And art is the funhouse mirror that lets a zebra look at its own tail.

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car spotting: alfa romeo gtv6 2.5

The distinctive shape of this “late 20th” Alfa called to me from across the parking lot at the big box store.  My first take was “Alfetta”, and I wasn’t entirely wrong: GTV6 2.5 was the name given to late model … Continue reading

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the source

This is where it all comes from: the act of walking around a corner and finding a bunch of concrete pavers stacked around a tree in somebody’s front yard. And the pavers are dyed subtle earthy colors and the grass … Continue reading

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a poem about fences and the word “fence”

For some reason, I find Menards very inspirational.  I make a fair number of photographs there, and sometimes write small essays and poems.  This is A Poem About Fences, and the Word “Fence”. snow fence, safety fence net fence barrier … Continue reading

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a mysterious warning for the far north

Down the street from World Headquarters is an elementary school, and behind the elementary school is a playground with an asphalt lot painted with courts for various games and also large simple maps of Indiana and the United States as … Continue reading

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from the garage sale notebook

Did the neighborhood garage sales/ found this in my notebook afterward. Gourds painted to look like apples. Apples painted to look like gourds? Not one of the Deeper Questions of the Universe, but it’ll do.

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thaw/fog

The pattern of freeze and thaw as Midwestern winter is (slowly) ending yields a particular beauty made of old snow, bare trees, puddles and fog. A while ago, I got a new iPod Touch and loaded onto it the latest … Continue reading

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