misslaralee:

"Be an outcast; be pleased to walk alone."  — Alice Walker

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Not far from where I am writing this review the remains of the Polaroid factory in Waltham, MA, can be seen from the highway. It’s a sorry sight - just like seeing cheap batteries bearing the label “Polaroid” in discount stores. That factory building, the book informs the reader, is going to be converted into “an office and retail complex.”

Office and retail - nobody makes anything any longer, at least not here. Our increasingly irrational dreams are being sustained by money being sent back and forth between banks, and by mostly crappy goods made somewhere else, for cheap. The disappearance of film is also the tale of the disappearance of jobs, the disappearance of us being willing (and able!) to pay for something we can hold in our hands.

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The Diasappearance of Film? It’s related to the disappearance of jobs. 

The sky in front of my house

The sky in front of my house

cnhedeen:

Reginald Braithwaite, an author and software developer, posted a tongue-in-cheek “translation” of the new Instagram policy today: “You are not our customers, you are the cattle we drive to market and auction off to the highest bidder. Enjoy your feed and keep producing the milk.”

(via rainersteinke)

Grackle meditation on Flickr.
Last gulp of sun

Last gulp of sun

Lunch table under the willow

Lunch table under the willow

A thought before the hit (a game of petanque)

A thought before the hit (a game of petanque)

Reaching for the sky (A game of petanque)

Reaching for the sky (A game of petanque)

A game of petanque in Dallas. Certo-phot image

A game of petanque in Dallas. Certo-phot image