Inside and Out

Inside and Out

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in A Selection, Americas, Pictures

Wilderness scientists practice survival skills and living off the land in the forests on Lake Champlain, Vermont, including the complete skinning of a bobcat with a knife made from a piece of obsidian rock. The bobcat had been struck and killed by traffic on the nearby highway.

Monster’s Breath

Monster’s Breath

Posted by on Apr 4, 2011 in A Selection, Americas, Pictures

A cold sunrise reveals the lake monster’s breath. (Sunrise on the lake at Shelburne Farms, a national historic landmark in Vermont.)

Draw the Dragons, Dot the Eyes

Draw the Dragons, Dot the Eyes

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Americas, Pictures

The most life-like strokes of a subtle portrait come from the eyes. In the drawing of dragons, it must not be done, lest they fly away from the wall into the sky. (Chinese proverb)

A Light Upstairs

A Light Upstairs

Posted by on Jun 2, 2010 in Americas, Pictures

“Gravity doesn’t go upwards suddenly every Tuesday.” -Eric Maierson February 22, 2008. (Flamingo)

Meet Cute

Meet Cute

Posted by on May 18, 2010 in Americas, Pictures

You find me in the latest crowd of strangers. (forest)

Flee the Well

Flee the Well

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010 in Americas, Pictures

“To a frog at the bottom of a well, the world is just a blue circle.” Six days and a thousand stories ago, was someone else. Dive deep, but breathe the sky. (Missouri)

One Jellyfish Hunter

One Jellyfish Hunter

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Americas, Pictures

The convenience store clerk studies my American friend guessing gum flavors in their Chinese packages. She waves me over, “Hello. Convince me of something. Convince me why it’s worth going to America, when I can find everything here in Shanghai.” I say, “In America, you can live life going entire days without seeing another person.” ...

Where is the good in goodbye?

Where is the good in goodbye?

Posted by on Nov 5, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

Smile because we lived, and that we part only to meet again. (goodbye)

“Yep, It’s Love”

“Yep, It’s Love”

Posted by on Aug 31, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

A perfect day. “Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.” -from the ceremony reading (congrats, Jody and Tom!)

The Soccer War Author

The Soccer War Author

Posted by on Jul 22, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

Learn to love a thing together and become connected by something timeless. “…written polyphonically, meaning that the characters, places, and themes that thread their way through its pages might reappear several times, in different years and contexts.” -Ryszard Kapuscinski (Summer dreams, Riverside Park)

Would Rather Ironman’s Perspective

Would Rather Ironman’s Perspective

Posted by on Jul 12, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

A wish fulfilled in sleep. “Did anyone ever have a boring dream?” -Ralph Hodgson (overcast day)

On Traveling

On Traveling

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

“Pam relies on the good humor of the universe to get from point A to B” -overheard in the office.

Operator #1871

Operator #1871

Posted by on May 7, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

“You don’t have a TV? You must be an artist or something. People who don’t have TV’s are very interesting people. They gotta be! They can’t rely on their TV to make their life interesting. They are inherently interesting.” -Lynette, operator #1871, Time Warner Cable Customer Service “Like dew on the tip of a leaf..” ...

Why Not

Why Not

Posted by on Apr 24, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

Reverting to default factory settings. (Portsmouth, VA)

One Billion Heartbeats

One Billion Heartbeats

Posted by on Apr 19, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

How can we measure the length of a life? “So let us look upon that clock on the wall, not as measuring minutes, but rather heartbeats of the creature watching it. It turns out that all animals live for roughly a billion heartbeats.” -John Lienhard (Leica yawns, Bushwick)

Diamond Nightmare

Diamond Nightmare

Posted by on Apr 8, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

On the List of Things To Learn Soon, Added #45: How to Whistle, #46: How to Climb a Rope, and #47: How to Throw Something with Accuracy.   (old Yankee Stadium)

Prehistoric Dawn

Prehistoric Dawn

Posted by on Mar 26, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

“Just poured a cup of black tea with honey. It’s so cold the honey hardly ran out of the bottle and the tea is some kind of free organic promotion. The package said that ‘Each cup tells a thousand stories’. Who the hell comes up with these stupid things? Everyone knows a cup of tea ...

Invisible Sights Are Best Enjoyed Ignored

Invisible Sights Are Best Enjoyed Ignored

Posted by on Mar 12, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

A traffic conductor strides into oncoming traffic. Two unmarked cars blow past him and fishtail stop, dramatically forming a barrier. In the same fluid momentum, one car door swings open and a man hits the ground sprinting. Mid-stride he intercepts a flying rubber cable hurtled halfway down the block by someone appeared on the curbside. ...

The Ambiguity of Mornings

The Ambiguity of Mornings

Posted by on Mar 3, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

Half past dawn. An Upper West Side mom pulling a pink-leashed Yorkie and pushing a stroller-saddled toddler approaches me on the curb. Suddenly the dog darts across the sidewalk, a flash of hot pink turns tripwire and I stumble just as toddler begins yodeling. Mom shouts, “TINA!” and it was impossible to tell whether Tina ...

How to Orient Yourself in Park Slope

How to Orient Yourself in Park Slope

Posted by on Feb 23, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

Mobile Phone Transcript: pc: I’m out of the subway! Which way do I walk? tk: Do you see this plane flying overhead? pc: No, but I can hear it. tk: Wait for the plane to fly overhead. <plane flies overhead> pc: OK I see it. tk: Walk in the opposite direction the plane’s going until ...

Telekinetic Fire

Telekinetic Fire

Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

One autumn night in upstate New York, we all made a fire and discussed superpowers. “Can I tell you something I have never told anyone?” asked the fire-tender, “I was very young at the time. When I shook my head, my ears would ring a little, and I believed this was the start of becoming ...

Oink and Moo

Oink and Moo

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009 in Americas, Pictures

Flight home was made possible by my dear sister who, upon being abruptly shaken from peaceful Saturday morning slumber, raced from the upper west side to JFK to deliver the entire contents of my forgotten wallet.Born Year of the Industrious Ox, meet Born Year of the Careless Pig. “Moo may represent an idea, but only ...

All these male thunderbolts

All these male thunderbolts

Posted by on Dec 14, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

I have been informed that it is still football season. Census strategy by Joubert, taxi driver, Coconut Grove, FL: “You can find out just how many New Yorkers live in Miami when the Dolphins play the Jets.” “…Whose brains are in their hands and in their heels…” -Tennyson (Roanoke, VA)

Which way does time go?

Which way does time go?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Watch the moments pass. (Williamsburg)

Not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape

Not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape

Posted by on Dec 1, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

I love to leave this place I love returning to. Happy Thanksgiving, (the L train, for ten15am.com)

What is it else?

What is it else?

Posted by on Nov 26, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Strangers do bond over lighters and doorways. “Love is a smoke made with the fumes of sighs.” -Shakespeare (Soho)

Spunky at Work

Spunky at Work

Posted by on Nov 24, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Strange dreams are a safety valve. (2005 Portsmouth, VA)

Election Day 2008

Election Day 2008

Posted by on Nov 4, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Joined the proudest queue of strangers and neighbors at dawn today. “Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half the time.” -EB White (125 West 109th St)

The Hearts of Trees

The Hearts of Trees

Posted by on Nov 2, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

So much change, so little time. (cliff by the lake)

Rather ride on earth in an ox cart

Rather ride on earth in an ox cart

Posted by on Oct 31, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

A day like any other, but a city night through rose-colored glasses. “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” -Henry David Thoreau (Fifth Ave after dark)

Buffalo Clouds

Buffalo Clouds

Posted by on Oct 21, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

We saw a thunderstorm at a distance. They were dark storm clouds like a herd on the range, overtaking blue pastures of hazy summer skies. Then glass noodle rain dangling in mid-air, darkened by buffalo clouds, backlit by sunlight sparkle. I think you might have loved to see. (somewhere over the Mid-Southwest)

Whether your hand was sweaty or not

Whether your hand was sweaty or not

Posted by on Oct 17, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Loving autumn in New York. (West 35th Street)

Dad was told by mother you can’t have one without the other

Dad was told by mother you can’t have one without the other

Posted by on Oct 17, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Congrats Katye and Joe! It seems like only yesterday… (2008 Laguna Beach, CA)

Technically, Indian summer must follow a frost

Technically, Indian summer must follow a frost

Posted by on Oct 16, 2008 in Americas, Pictures

Memories of summer. “October had come in like a lamb chop, breaded in golden crumbs and gently sauteed in a splash of blue oil.” -Tom Robbins (Fire Island, NY)