Category Archives: Boston

A Sunny Day on West Street

FICTION- 1,800 WORDS. At a used bookstore’s open-air lot in Boston, the vertical lines were trying their best. Hundreds of book spines leaned left and right, but stood with their crowd. A simple wooden shelf, its back panel splattered with … Continue reading

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Flag Garden at Boston Common

On Memorial Day last year, a flag garden was planted on the Boston Common. The flag garden was impactful on several levels. The organizers had made the effort; the city granted the permit; and the public treated the tribute with … Continue reading

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Tales of The Prune

The first known domestic cat in the New World was in the possession of a group of Native Americans, and two simple Pirates were tasked to retrieve her. Word came that “The Prune”, a diminutive Calico, was in an area approximately … Continue reading

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Boston booked

A two-shot study of a downtown Boston bookstore. BELOW: When a young person reaches for an old book, the question of curiosity or obligation defines her purpose. BELOW: Stark but inviting. This assortment of books will never be repeated again. Can’t … Continue reading

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Depression-era Artifacts Discovered in Home Renovation

During an Everett, Massachusetts home renovation, dozens of Depression-era objects were found in a wall. Among the items was a full pre-teen’s purse, lost between an attic wall and the unfinished floor rafters.  Also discovered was a partial paystub, a … Continue reading

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Sony Tele-Conversion lens on the way!

I just ordered the out-of-production Sony DCL-DH1758 conversion lens. This is exciting because now I’ll be able to get great close-up photographs of distant subjects. First a word on my gear. I’m currently shooting with a Sony NEX-5N, which is … Continue reading

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