Saturday, July 13, 2019

Photobombed

The CBS 8 TV Tower on Harrison Road in Montgomery photobombs a beautiful evening photo.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Garden Grows

It has been almost a year since the Blackfin Ameripub Restaurant closed at the Eastchase Shopping Center, but last month some color was being added to sheets of black painted wood panels at the front of the space.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

2019---The church where Dr. Martin Luther King was pastor, on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery, reflected in the RSA office building across the street, which encapsulates the old State Supreme Court building where lawyers for King argued a number of important Civil Rights cases.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Garden Pests


     Attacks are fortunately rare, but the Garden Flower Shark season starts today. You're going to need a bigger shovel.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Vietnam, 1970.

The Base at Quang Tri was surrounded by a series of  60 foot or so guard towers. Bunkers were positioned between them to complete the base perimeter.
 
Me during Monsoon season, Wet, wet, wet.

     During the first half of my year in 'Nam, I was assigned to a media office and was required to do guard duty. 
     One night I was on tower duty with two other soldiers, each of us taking three hour shifts, watching with night-vision binoculars for any enemy. 
     My memory tells me we had M-16s, but no ammo for the weapons.         
     Apparently they knew better than to provide people who's real job was clerk or cook with a loaded high power military rifles.
     There's more to the the story of that night, but I'm saving it for the book.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Another shroom!

As I've said many times before, I'm not a lover of mushrooms, but here's a photo of an unusual one in my yard. All of the rain we've been having is promoting the crop. Anyone know what this one IS? And are those white growths unusual?

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Two Looks---The April Full Moon




 
Protestors dressed in Handmaid's Tale costumes wait to confront Alabama Legislators who had voted in favor of one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the U.S. 



Prayin' for peace

At a prayer event on Good Friday 2019, praying for an end to street violence in Montgomery.

Monday, April 15, 2019

N.O. Gallery


This has always been a favorite image of mine. Taken in New Orleans early one morning in 2006. I did some post work on it:



The gallery is vacant now, as you can see in this September 2018  GoogleEarthImage

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Stairwell...Going...Going...Gone. At least as a bureau.


These are the stairs in the Alabama News Network Bureau in Selma that lead to a wooden deck overlooking the Edmund Pettus Bridge. 

We've moved out of that Pre-Civil-War building into one that I hear is much less antique. But those are some OLD floor boards.
The view from the deck.
Certainly The Deck Furniture Needed Replacing!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

SPLC's Richard Cohen

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 Cohen, February 2013, holding the Oscar the SPLC won for a documentary, almost 15 years ago.
     He's resigned now, leaving after the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees, was ousted. Cohen wrote on Friday:

“Whatever problems exist at the S.P.L.C. happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them,” Mr. Cohen wrote.

       You have to give him credit for at least that. Now they've brought in a investigator, Tina Tchen, who was chief of staff to Michelle Obama, to find out if the rumors of discriminatory and sexist behavior inside were true.
     But the damage may be done. Look, if you dare, at the comments below any of the recent media stories. The attack dogs have sprung, having been provided more than ample ammunition by the very people who were supposed to have lived and led to a higher standard. 

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Yet Another Super Moon



The super worm moon was clearly visible in the sky above Alabama tonight....the eve of the first day of Spring.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Cloud Flag


These clouds over Montgomery today had the feel of a U.S. Flag.
 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Lost Reflection


     Montgomery City Hall is reflected in my photo of the now-moved base of a statue of Hank Williams. The singer's funeral was held in the auditorium of City Hall, and the statue of him stood in the park across from the building for years.

                                                                                            The statue and base were moved last year to the downtown entrance to the Montgomery Riverfront, as seen in my photo to the left. 
     The other historic photo (obviously not mine) shows the  crowds at city hall to see Williams' body in 1953.   

January 4, 1953


                                                   

Skeleton Happpy Hour


Monday, December 31, 2018

This morning---New Year's Eve 2018--- 4:45AM---Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Moon as a Subject


In light of this week's anniversary of the most famous Moon photo of all time...a few this earthbound photographer has taken.


By the way, have you ever wondered why you always seem to see the same side of the moon? Does it not rotate at all? HERE is the answer from Discover Magazine, though you'll find it in a lot of places online.

About Me

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Montgomery, Alabama, United States
I was born in The Bronx, but have lived in Alabama since 1976. I semi-retired on April 30th, the 50th Anniversary of my first (radio) broadcast. I'm available for media training, writing, and voice-over work.