Hallowed E’en

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My schedule this semester is putting me behind the eight ball, but I didn’t want to miss Halloween. I have some neighbors who really do justice to the season and so most of this is from their display.

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This is what happens when you don’t brush ¬†your teeth, right?

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I guess this is her sister, bad orthodontistry.

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And these guys — not from anybody’s seasonal display. But don’t they look as if they’re saying trick or treat?

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Hope yours is full of fun.

Alternate Forms of Transportation

trikes-at-restCars and trucks are mighty fine. So are airplanes and buses. This is just a mediation on how many ways there are of getting around.

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Even getting to work (this was taken in the employee parking lot of a local hospital).

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And there’s getting around just for the fun of it

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and in the imagination

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and by train (Yonkers, New York, taken from the train)

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Or on foot

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or just catching a ride.

 

Putting Our Backs Into It

man-in-shorts-walkingBacks are kind of wonderful. They enable us to walk after all (just try it when your back is out) and they go on expressing a whole lot more than we think, behind our backs, as it were.

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Sometimes it’s determination

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and sometimes just attitude

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or conscientiousness

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or maybe, resignation

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or that end of the day thing

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which everybody gets

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We Don’t Go It Alone

child-helping-anotherEven hermits in their fastness depend on somebody for food. If it’s not a person delivering food, it’s a person supplying the wherwithall to catch the food. Imagine here, a picture of someone with a rifle — or a bow and arrow. It doesn’t matter. The hermit who’s a vegetarian, tending his isolated garden, even that guy. And most of us need even more than that…an-embraceEven when, or maybe, especially when, it’s somebody to show the way…

father-and-childOr make the way (at least for a while)woman-with-baby-cart