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Trend my trade

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Light misconverswayshuns with my dark side in San Francisco

Trading on the highs and lows of my life, those points where I find support and resistance while at the same time trying to consolidate into base   where I can take some refuge,  I feel like I have placed my options in a rubber condor where each time it seems in the money its actually  just pulls back to where it started. Its Saturday again and again its time to fade my country and hedge my past.

light misconverswayshuns with my DARK SIDE

Old shados aren’t forgotten, they just get unenlightened to return at another place, at another time, enlightened but only for a while.

light misconverswayshuns with my dark side

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May 23rd, 2015 at 6:45 am

Three characters in search of a space

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Fort HIll.Roxbury, MA

The visual experience of looking at this image is interesting because of the contrast of the gestures, (shapes)  and spaces between the more vertical elements, i.e. more vertical as a group than the  shape made by the areas of sky and grass. You see two and one, even stronger because the man on the left is bending backward and pointing a sketchbook  to extend himself. The man no the right looks uncertain,  The two spaces between the men is visually dynamic which means it attracts the eye like an accident on the two lane separated highway slows down the  other side—RUBBER NECKING.

Fort HIll. Roxbury MA 1970

 

 

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May 20th, 2015 at 8:59 pm

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Are chives lost memories

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This  image was made at Days of Rage in Chicago, 1969, when the Weathermen split from SDS. I have always wondered if this guy was a cop. He looks a little like that well known guy from Syria. What gives him away to me is the jacket which would not have been in the clothes closet of most university students and more likely in the  style of  a blue color worker, a term which seems to have little meaning in our society of today. He doesn’t really look like he is there to “stop war” or get involved in a debate with the Weathermen about the use or non use of violence but then again who knows and its not my place to judge these things especially  48 years later.In fact the expression on his face  looks like he is “working at a government job”  just biding his time until  five o’clock  comes around so he can go do something he really wants to do.

Chiacago, Days of Rage, 1968

And indeed, look at the two cops in plain clothes…

Days of rage

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May 10th, 2015 at 12:15 pm

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Three is just one thousand minus nine hundred ninety seven

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Waiting for a bus,\Highland Ave, Somervile, 1970

Three times makes habit, an old wives tale perhaps but always someone is in the middle and its often  that its two against one. Perhaps the three I like best is the one in the old saying “Two Jews, three opinions.”

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Can’t find your way, try not looking so hard, do it three times and it makes a habit

Belmont St, Somerville.MA

 

 

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May 10th, 2015 at 10:39 am

One Saturday Fort Hill where wonder

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man af Tort Hill

And while below would be the part most visually interesting to me, the texture of the houses contrasted to the  the jacket, the image still needs the other parts on the top and  bottom to visually work. What does this young man have to look forward to in his life and now when I show you this image he is probably receiving SSI. I wonder how he did.

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May 8th, 2015 at 10:54 pm

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