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Through the looking glass…

escaping into old photos …another pocket…   Advertisements

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I’d rather be here…

Institutional malarkey be damned… memories of Venice soothe my nerves. How long before a plane takes me far from here?

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Kerala travelogue 3 – Part 1: The Cyprus Edition

(this one’s been in the hopper for a while, unfinished, because there was always more to add. it’s still not quite where i want it to be, and still unfinished, so i offer you here one part of a multi-part … Continue reading

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eve

The hour is late, although I suspect a few more will pass before I can surrender to sweet slumber — and even that will feel like too little, as the alarm is set to twinkle well before what seems like … Continue reading

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the possibility of what can be seen

If photography is about seeing and showing, then could photo editing have something to do with the possibility of showing and what is seen? I’m not talking about the endless scandals of hazardous photoshopping in which a model’s ribs, hips, … Continue reading

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humans of kerala

The phenomenon that is HONY has inspired numerous photographic spinoffs — among them, (the occasionally quirky captions of) Humans of Paris, (the close-up portraits of) Souls of San Francisco, (the “still finding its groove”) Humans of London, and several more — even … Continue reading

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i miss…

the brollies and the wellies, greens, parks, squares, and closes, rain mist so fine you won’t need that facial appointment, (nor the aforementioned brolly), because the sun will be shining soon enough. just wait. (and we/they do.) a ten-minute, guilt-free … Continue reading

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Plucked and re-seeded

It’s not the heat that hits me first, it’s the promise of a different temperature that the pilot announces a short while before our descent into the Philadelphia airport. His voice is nasal in tone — but not nearly as … Continue reading

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hastily sketched notes on the train to Cromer

The two-carriage train pulls way from the station with slow revving of the engines. Like an extended cough, one that makes no dent in the conversation between a father and his boys in which the former is laying out the … Continue reading

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views from the end of june

from paris to amsterdam to utrecht to sheffield (via london), via trains, planes, boats, and cars, the end of june has been a bit of an academic whirlwind. the soft landing of the hospitality of friends and no-longer-strangers was especially … Continue reading

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when it rains…

… sometimes it pours and sometimes things look shiny and new. this week, in the city of light both were true and in the glimpses of sun and dryness amidst the mist, the landscape of sound came truly alive. i … Continue reading

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biblioteca

Save for a few odd words I remember from 7th grade, when we had to learn both Spanish and French for one marking period each on the days when we didn’t have “gym” — what physical education classes are called … Continue reading

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preparing to leave and return again

Just six weeks ago I returned to the States and this weekend, as I gathered my things once again in preparation to leave another time, the cab ride home from the airport kept playing in my mind. I had brought … Continue reading

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in other words, stop sitting so much

As if in a mystically orchestrated cosmic response to the Slate article on (lack of) walking, The Atlantic Monthly has published a short piece describing an Australian study that reaffirms the findings of many other studies that have come before … Continue reading

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To conference

Does one attend a conference? Participate in a conference? Learn from or at a conference? Go to a conference? With increasing frequency, these gatherings of people who presumably share some elements of inquiry or interest in and about the social, … Continue reading

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