Friday, March 31, 2006


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moments before the robot takeover...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

subway shot

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a random subway moment. or a film still from a subterranean thriller.

Monday, March 27, 2006

secret language

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someone was trying to tell me something the day i snapped this photo, but unfortunately i don't speak the language.

Friday, March 24, 2006

parties, puppies, paintings

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these things are good. more of them would be better, especially right now...

Thursday, March 23, 2006

subway windows

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I’m not quite sure why this image appeals to me. It’s a rather boring picture - no tension at the edges, no odd juxtapositions. just a moment alone on a subway car, two landmarks of the city I call home framed in the grimy train windows before we plunge back down into the tunnel, and pull into kendall sq.station.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

dream on

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control? what a fantasy...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

typewriter skyline

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i remembered this image today as i took the train over the Charles River and thought about a strategy for finishing my novel. A message from the universe to get back at it...

Monday, March 20, 2006

first day of spring!

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Ah, it's the first day of Spring. The trees are budding, the birds are yakking, and a bitter frigid wind is reminding us that it won't be warm for another week or two.

Spring is the perfect time to think about death, or rather, life, and how easy it is to waste moments complaining about things like the weather instead of really living. I wonder if this fellow, Clapp, whose monument above implores us to live a "Life More Abundant," actually did that, or if the words are merely speaking of his enormous wealth...

Friday, March 17, 2006


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speaking of dr. j, this image was captured on a nighttime walk the good doctor and i took through a genteel neighborhood. further evidence for our research...

Thursday, March 16, 2006

a new day, a new blog

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my wise friend doctor j suggested i start my photo blog on my half birthday (saturday march 11), six months from my actual birthday of september 11. an excellent idea. instead, i'm starting it on march 16, a date with no significance whatsoever except that i finally got my act together.

i carry my digital camera (canon powershot s400) with me most of the time. my goal for the past couple of years has been to shoot a photo a day; but the real goal is to be present to the world around me as i wander the city, instead of being stuck in my head.