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JULY 31, 2010 1:43AM

A Photographer

 
 
 
 
 
photographer
 
 
 
Setting up the tripod on a part of the famous walled city
in Rothenburg, Germany 
 
 
From a very young age one of my sons has been more of the artist than the other. He is the boy who first,… Read full post »
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JULY 28, 2010 6:58PM

Vincent by Don Mclean

 
 
 
There is poignant meaning in this art and so many decades later it was captured in this music. Posted on You Tube in various versions, this work is very popular and has reached a viral state in an email sent to me today. The version I have… Read full post »
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I was invited to a garden party this past Thursday. Oddly it was in the middle of the city  and it was a roof top garden. The house was built in the late 1800's and a special addition of another floor was in the late 1980's. The owners are political activists,… Read full post »

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Overcast and balmy, the clouds were grey and the pool inviting. Once in she swam around and around. She just liked to do that. No reason. Just the bend of her leg and the point of her foot, fascinated her as she twirled round and round in the center. Lost in… Read full post »

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 Dedicated to the Ones who must know:

 

The Mayan calendar count wanes

What matter fact or fiction

A self fulfilling prophecy

Of doom

 

No need of a prediction

Prediction marks the herald

Surprise

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JULY 15, 2010 6:25PM

The Girl Across the Street

Late summer, mid summer, it's the heat, death, and the suicide sambas.

 

PAX 

  

Wandering around today

I continue to be dismayed

 

The girl across the street

Grew up

She drove a cool car

She went out

 

She… Read full post »

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 Get on the grid with what you think about the disaster.

You can write a letter to BP. 

 They also have a special place to complain about the Gulf Disaster on the website. My instinct would be to by pass that or do another one of these local… Read full post »

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 Crude Awakening by Jane Fulton with Johnny Cash's HURT
 
UPDATED 7/3/10
 
This is a poignant artistic expression of the spill by artist Jane Fulton Alt.
 
What can you think of that might spark some attention, bring some change or improve the overall reaction to the spill? Don't… Read full post »
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In the Chicago area, there is a secret place known only to Hot Dog aficionados. More than fun, it is the only drive in left in the city. Just don't try and get it with ketchup. Don't try to get hot dogs, they are SUPER DAWGS. They will provide the ketchup… Read full post »
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These pictures were taken in July 2006, two years after the opening of Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, Illinois. I was attending nearby a Bastille Day event for a political PAC.  The event was a fundraiser for candidates at the state level for a progres… Read full post »
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JUNE 23, 2010 1:56PM

Holding the Group Ticket

She was a little nervous, but told herself that this was nothing that she could not handle. It was a time of youth and some innocence, but she had taken on some responsibility. In a small way it made her feel important. She had been elected by her peers to carry… Read full post »

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dark day 

 

Snow Covered Harbor, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Copyright 2010 Photography Steve Gerhardt

    

 

 A while back a righteous man walked the earth, in the cold month of February he passed. The son of immigrants whose parents worked hard, lost much and workedRead full post »

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 When I joined OS I could not figure out how the open call worked ( I have trouble with directions....ha) or the ones we do amongst ourselves. Judy Berman let me in on how it all worked. I also asked her about being able to track the comments we made as… Read full post »

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JUNE 9, 2010 12:44AM

My Kids & The Soccer World Cup

Hosting the Soccer World Cup this year is the country of South Africa. Games are being held in various cities and will run from June 11 to July 11, 2010. Port Elizabeth South Africa is getting ready for their Soccer World Cup games this month, putting on the finishing touches to… Read full post »

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 The Structure of Thinking and Training Yourself to See

 

All thinking is a process, to ponder is to analyze to see is to first look. To understand you need to process, to participate you need to know. Action creates change and change is often a necessary function… Read full post »

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MAY 31, 2010 11:58AM

You at Arlington

 Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery

Image courtesy of Wikipedia 

 

You

 

I am remembering you today.

So much more than your stone in Arlington...

I am hearing you laugh today.

 

Sand and heat, mud and leeches...

I am remembering you today.

Your whisper in… Read full post »

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MAY 23, 2010 9:12PM

FACHWERKHAUS IN BLOOM

Fachwerkhaus in der Blüte

 Today while everyone was still sleeping from the late night bonfire, I took the dog and myself around to check the plants and flowers. I knew that you would like to see how much has changed in just a short time. By the next time I report… Read full post »

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MAY 20, 2010 4:16PM

FACHWERKHAUS

Fachwerkhaus

house

It was a little house

Seen in a dream

A drive to see it

Sealed its fate

 

Wandering around

A wooded place

Out of a green pocket

A house showed its face

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UPDATED

 Okay, this is just for shock, irritation and educational purposes. I got this in an email this morning. This kind of accounts for misogyny, obesity in children, throat cancer and just plain goofy stuff. All those Mad Men, Ad Men of the 1950's, 1960's were pretty high on their marti… Read full post »

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Mother’s Day is a special day for me as it is a constant reminder of the birth of my twin sons. They were born on this day 20 years ago. This weekend we will have a dinner and our usual family time and I will cherish it as I always do.… Read full post »

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MAY 3, 2010 8:49PM

Breeze & Java

 

 Breeze and Java, friendship

 

 

This morning the breeze filled my senses

Walking around the house

Barefoot

Stepping on driveway stones brought in on work shoes

Dodging bird seed and stray feathers

 

Stepping on Orientals, fakes and real

Making my way to the coffee

Not mad… Read full post »

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Twenty years ago I was expecting my first child. That first child turned out to be twins. But I knew that. Very early on, when the pregnancy manifested itself I had a sense that I was carrying twins. I had spent a considerable amount of time on fertility… Read full post »

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Driving
  

 Driving down the highway of life, post high school graduation.

 

 

 

Here are four 101 word offerings for the 101 Open Call on High School Graduation that I issued last week. Thought about it myself and came up with these few choice little items.....Mak… Read full post »

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1. On an anniversary of the October Revolution I was physically removed from the parade route by a Soviet soldier, in then communist controlled Czechoslovakia.

2. One of my oldest friends is an author who has been awarded by the Austrian government and the American government for his work&n… Read full post »

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In a few weeks there will be another graduation at our house. There will be the tent and food and such. This time it will be a bit different. This will be our last one, at least from high school. I have spent considerable time trying to analyze this.I amRead full post »

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