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Friday, March 25, 2011


That last picture is really great! What I really appreciate about the picture is the lack of prejudice; you can't tell if the people in the picture are black, white, old, young, smart, rich , poor etc..... Yet, old prejudice remains. Why was it necessary to point out in your text that it was a "white" teenage boy and a " black" older gentlemen. When EVERYONE can recognize that two complete strangers engaged each other, enjoyed conversation and took in a moment together, then it will truly be a special moment!

The photo could be entered in a contest, but please refrain from using the title, " Brooding, texting, suburban white teenager enjoys a sunset with a poor, southern, old black gentlemen". Try instead, " two people enjoy a spectacular Georgia Sunset".

Rich O

I don't know what there is in the West Point area, but if you do decide to go through Moultrie to Albany and Corridor Z (US-82 and GA 520) which will take you through Fort Benning and then to I-185 through Columbus, there is a Super Walmart immediately to your right at the Columbus airport exit from I-185 where you can stock up.

I can't remember what the route number from Moultrie to Albany is, but it puts you right on the Albany north bypass. From there the only towns you go through are Sasser (no traffic lights at all) and Dawson (maybe three traffic lights), From Dawson to Columbus there is very little traffic on a four-lane limited access highway (Corridor Z).

Loved the photos today especially the flowers. Your thoughts at the end are so right. I think people are basically good and if we would eliminate some of the stresses of the modern world we might actually enjoy each other a little more.

Thanks for the compliment on the photo.

To answer your question "Why was it necessary to point out in your text that it was a "white" teenage boy and a " black" older gentlemen?", I thought a long time about that text before I wrote it. Perhaps it wasn't necessary for you, but I think the entirety of the story makes the photo more impactful in this day and age. We're not in the John Lennon's "Imagine" world yet, and it will be a long time before we get there.

I love the photo, but I'm not sure it would generate thought and conversation leading to the goal you want without the background. :)

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Howard... That is exactly what I was thinking as I read your blog. By pointing out the differences in these two individuals - apparent attitude, obvious age and race, but no economic references toward either - you made a beautiful picture even more enjoyable. If you had not pointed out the differences, I would not have been as moved by the shot. Good call...

Kerri in AL :-)

Very nice post Howard all the way around. Great pictures of birds and the sunset and the meeting. Great text as well.

We camp hosted there in Dec. and enjoyed our time there. If you have a chance stop in the Buzzards Roost and say Hey to Blue Boy from Tom & Paula. The Catfish House at the park entrance was excellant.

Really enjoyed the last photo and the story behind it made it even better! Sometimes photos speak for themselves, but sometimes if you know the story behind them, a great photo can become a very memomrable one....which you captured above!

Thanks for the great words and photos Howard!

GREAT story behind the picture, Howard ~ can't say that enough. And beautifully written, as always...an accurate commentary on our world today, both as it actually is, but also as it sometimes, magically, can be... Thanks for a much needed smile today...

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