Monthly Archives: November 2014

A final assessment

Did I laugh? Did I love? Did I matter? Brandon Bouchard Advertisements

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Ode to a pumpkin

Oh spherical friend, with your curley-que mop, Pleasant and chubby, from bottom to top. You harbinge the fall, and the holiday hearth. A time for rejoicing, warm wishes, and mirth. But your time with us passes, not long once begun. … Continue reading

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The life that is waiting

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”  — Joseph Campbell Image … Continue reading

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To wait or to forget?

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.” Paulo Coelho

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The Carnie’s Lament

An annual rite, the arrival of the carnival to a town hall backlot, signaling the approach of summer, lengthened days, rising temperatures. For guests, the marking of something new… anticipation. For those working… just another town.  Another night.

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Faith

“I think faith is incredibly important because you will become overwhelmed with what’s happening and you will have waves of grief, but when you turn to your faith, I believe God will give you waves of grace to get through … Continue reading

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I never got their names…

To that point, I hadn’t had a proper iced coffee in over a week.  In other words, the tension was mounting. By the time we were in Sorrento, I thought I’d give it a try at the shop just off the … Continue reading

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I created disorder

“I don’t care what town you’re born in, what city, what country. If you’re a child, you are curious about your environment. You’re overturning rocks. You’re plucking leaves off of trees and petals off of flowers, looking inside, and you’re … Continue reading

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Return to Pompeii

In this first post (see here), I provided the set-up, the story about Pompeii and our visit there two weeks ago.  Based on the response to that post, I’m providing more photos here. An intriguing place… Pompeii. Continue for more…

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A day at the race

At a recent half marathon in Norwell MA, from our position just before the finish line, we witnessed all sorts of spectators and runners.  I don’t know which I found more interesting.  There were funny families… And serious friends… Runners … Continue reading

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Streetlife serenader

“Streetlife Serenader” Billy Joel Streetlife serenader Never sang on stages Needs no orchestration Melody comes easyMidnight masquerader Shoppin’ center heroes Child of Eisenhower New world celebrator Streetlife serenaders Have such an understanding How the words are spoken How to make … Continue reading

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Ruins, Pompeii

They wanted to see Pompeii, studied it in school.  An easy jump off the train between Sorrento and Naples and I agreed, though reluctantly.  I was wrong to have hesitated. I’ll let Wikipedia give you the backstory: The city of Pompeii was … Continue reading

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Ferdinando, lemon grower

A highlight of the trip, meeting Ferdinando and his family… Located in Massa Lubrense in the Province of Naples in the Italian region of Campania, located approximately 25 kilometers south of Naples, Ferdinando and his family demonstrate the traditions of his … Continue reading

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Colosseo

A tribute to architectural innovation, to grandeur, to a triumphant culture… and to human suffering.  The Roman Colosseum.  The Colosseo. Filmed in a tilt-shift style with built in artistic filter (Oly E-M1). P.S.  A hearty thank you to all U.S. … Continue reading

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Artisan, Sorrento

This craftsman carefully carved into the local woods of the area… Sorrento, Italy. It was a sharp contrast to the other shopkeepers who stared into iPhones as customers strolled through their stores. Taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 and Olympus 12-40 … Continue reading

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A little Friday Fun

OK Go is a pop music group from Chicago and LA, known for their catchy tunes but even more so for their creative music videos.  This video was just released and is definitely worth 5 minutes of your time to … Continue reading

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Bride and Bridesmaid

Friends since childhood.  Kelly’s wedding day.  Nicole’s accompaniment. I’m not much of a portrait photographer, though 2 Guys Photo followers will soon see that it’s high on my artistic to do list… so I sought to capture something essential in … Continue reading

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Two views on “the sands of time”

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow And, While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of … Continue reading

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Season turns

The beauty of the four seasons we experience in New England is that they turn, give way to the next.  It’s relief to the restless, variety to those who appreciate it.  I saw this leaf on the ground and was … Continue reading

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A trio of travel photos from Melodie Oleson

We recently invited 2 Guys fans to send us photos from your recent travels.  Melodie sent us these three from her recent trips.  She writes… I can’t tell you how excited I am that you ran my photo!  Thank you … Continue reading

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