Remembering Insanity

The fact that we need to create this type of memorial is a sad reflection on American society. These people were killed by a heart filled with hate. America is supposed to be a melting pot. It is one of the aspects of this country we were to take pride in when I was in…

The Sacking of America

When I took the photo, I was focusing on the mother and the child and the surrounding colors. I loved the imagery. It wasn’t until I put it in this post and began writing that I noticed the saber held by the white hand, noticed the three-masted schooner bearing crosses, the symbol of a loving…

Burning Down The House

This is a section of a large wall mural a few blocks south of my home. I marvel at the artistry of wall murals but am disturbed by the content of the image. I have family on the police force so have a slight understanding of the risk they take every day to keep our…

0 Shots, 0 Killed

Within a half mile of my home in Chicago, this sign is painted on a wall on Division street. Sadly, on this Sunday morning, it was not true. There were a 8 recorded shootings with two of the victims being killed. One of the deceased was 17 and the other 35. The reasons for the…

Lady In Red

I love the walkway along the Chicago River. It’s a relatively new construction and is in the process of being extended further up the river. It opens up the waterway for the people to enjoy on these nice summer evenings. On my way home after dinner, I saw this woman in red on the walkway…

Posing

During my time at the Fourth Presbertyerian Church, a flock of teenage girls came, settled, posed for lot’s of selfies and group photos, before taking wing and moving on. They infringed upon the area I was shooting photos causing me to put my camera down. I didn’t want to be seen taking pictures of a…