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Jul. 16th, 2017

Alice and Loring

Alice died when she was twenty-one, leaving a two month old baby. Her baby followed her a month later.  And almost a hundred and forty years later, some woman with a camera is putting their story out on the internet, a vast formless thing they couldn't have imagined.
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Jul. 9th, 2017

Suffering can be quite subtle

We cling to the illusion of being separate even though it is painful.
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Jul. 4th, 2017

What is odd about this picture?

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The two young ladies are talking to each other instead of having their eyes glued to  phone screens. 

Jul. 2nd, 2017

My grandson in the tool shed at Green Gulch Farm

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"You should just rest and cease. Be cooled, pass numberless years as this moment. Be cold ashes, a withered tree, an incense burner in an abandoned temple, a piece of unstained silk."
from

ZAZEN YOJINKI: NOTES ON WHAT TO BE AWARE OF IN ZAZEN





by Keizan Jokin zenji (1268-1325)

translated by Ven. Anzan Hoshin roshi and Yasuda Joshu Dainen roshi


Jul. 1st, 2017

Firecracker for the coming July 4th

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This is the best picture I have ever gotten of one of these guys. (I know it's a male because the females are brown.) Haven't seen a lot of them in recent years, probably because of the drought. (This is what comes of digging around in old hard drives. :-)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_skimmer

Jun. 30th, 2017

Taqueria on Telegraph

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I took these pictures with a Nikon N60. It's an old film camera that I got used, in like new minus condition for $US32.00 for the body only. It's an inexpensive auto-focus from around year 2000. I think I was shooting Ilford FP4.
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Jun. 29th, 2017

The continuing resurgence of vinyl

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/29/sony-making-records-30-years-abandoning-vinyl
This will make my husband happy. I'm fine with digital.

Jun. 28th, 2017

Family life

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Here we have the perfect hipster couple and they are both wearing all black and one wonders, Is the baby all in black too? So they made a baby together but that doesn’t mean they talk to each other. And they must do this a lot because they have worked out the ‘inside hand on the baby stroller, outside hand holding the phone to their ear’ bit.
As for my part in this- I took the picture with a Hasselblad, more camera than is needed for this task. It is the kind of camera that causes other photographers to stop you on the street to chat and be kindly envious. In other words, I was a bit pretentious myself.
Since this was taken, I have sold off the HB and hipster couple have bought their offspring her/his first leather jacket, black of course.

Liverpool

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/28/hillsborough-six-people-including-two-senior-police-officers-charged
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/28/long-road-justice-hillsborough-inquest-timeline
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Jun. 26th, 2017

Sunday morning

I was sitting on a bench waiting for the bookstore to open. A flash of color moved through an otherwise grey frame.
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