Wednesday, December 31, 2008



Monday, December 22, 2008

REPLY ALL subject: Errant Emails

White Rolls Royce , London UK 2003 from UKOK series
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"dear Mr. frank, thank you very much for recent enquiries concerning size and prices of barbers poles. we are current out of stocks for all poles. however, we have one slightly used late model luxury deluxe Rolls royce automobile for sale? very, very good condition , with few miles or marks. White walls on tires matching paint scheme. please make all and best final offers! sincerely always, mR. williams"

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Anonymous Finger Pointing

John Telling pointing at Royal Ascot, London UK 2006 from UKOK series.
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I really did not want to believe this was true, but it appears that Corp. of Engineers employees in New Orleans, have been anonymously trying to blame ordinary citizens for the levees and it’s failures! A little sleuthing from www.levees. org , Sandy Rosenthal , uncovered the anonymous finger pointing!



Friday, December 19, 2008


Barber Pole, New Orleans 1998 from Cryptography
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      My name is  Mr.frank and i will like to Order some (barbers

pole) From your Store and i will like to know the cost of one as well

as the types you do carry in Stock. I want the units to be shipped to

Ghana. moreover I want to know the type of credit card you admit for


best regard.


I get these weird and strange random emails almost daily, such as the example above. Is it possible "Frank" looked at my website, had seen the Barber Pole image, and assumed I was selling them?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

PICTURING PEOPLE - Charlie Garrido

Charlie at University Club, Baton Rouge LA 2008
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Charlie Garrido - Zen Man , Tennis Guru , and Mentor.

Thank you , my friend!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Fence Section, Baton Rouge LA 2007 from Baton Rouge Blues
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2,300,000 people are behind bars in the United States. Louisiana accounts for approx. 37,969 of those inmates, the most per capita of any state! 30% of these are jailed for drug related convictions. It costs $20,000. per person annually to incarcerate these people.

I think maybe it's time to think about more effective punishments and treatment for non-violent offenders! Jail should be reserved for the violent and dangerous ones.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Steven C. , Baton Rouge LA 2008
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Steven C. - Neighbor , Student and star Basketball Player

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's Winter in America

Snow in Field, Baton Rouge LA 12/2008
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And now it's winter
Winter in America
Yes and all of the healers have been killed
Or sent away, yeah
But the people know, the people know
It's winter
Winter in America
And ain't nobody fighting 
'Cause nobody knows what to say
Save your soul, Lord knows
From Winter in America*

* Excerpt from the Gil Scott-Heron song Winter in America

Years ago, I spent some time with Gil. He seemed a sad man, maybe even bitter? I thought of him today, maybe because it was snowing here, here in South Louisiana. And I thought what strange times indeed? 
We have a reformist Republican Governor of Indian descent doing a great job here. And we are on the verge of a new and exciting era as a nation with an African-American soon to be President. So , I thought its a cold , strange Winter day , but I can already feel Spring on the way. It's Winter in America.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pinkie Gordon Lane

Lafayette Hotel - New Orleans LA 2008
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Acclaimed poet , and former Louisiana state poet laureate , Pinkie Gordon Lane, died Dec. 3rd in Baton Rouge. She was 85. A remarkable human, she the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree from LSU

Friday, December 05, 2008


Photographer on Sidelines - Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge LA 2008
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Guns are in the news everywhere and everyday! I am not just talking about the armed robberies and murders either. I am talking about all the accidents involving guns! If people followed my gun rules, the world would be a little bit safer. What are they? #1 Always treat a gun as though it were loaded. #2 Never point a gun at someone unless you plan on shooting them . #3 Never shoot at anyone unless you are planning on killing them.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Mark Steinmetz with Camera, Baton Rouge LA 2006
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Mark Steinmetz - Photographer , filmmaker , educator and friend.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Will Build to Suit, New Orleans 2004 from HOMEFRONT
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Its exciting and heart warming to see the progress being made to build "green" homes in the devastated 9th ward of New Orleans by Brad Pitt's Foundation Make It Right!

To learn more and to contribute:

* DO THE RIGHT THING is the title to a Spike Lee film