Happy Independence Day!

This year as the United Kingdom declares independence from Europe, I thought it appropriate to republish this post from a few years ago.

I am so fascinated with American’s insatiable appetite for Britain and the royal family and apparent disdain for French culture. Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Without the help of the French we would have never defeated the British and won our independence. So this year when you fire up the BBQ have a nice red wine with your burger and say vive la France!

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Candidate #19—Independence Day

I am going to be posting images that I may have posted before with a candidate # thereby collecting a list of what I feel would be likely candidates to print for a gallery show of new images of only digital photography. This image was taken at the Independence Day parade in Sudbury MA in 2008. Please feel free to leave comments if you agree or disagree about including them in a “best of” list.

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Provincetown MA 1983

We only visited P-Town once in 1983 when my wife was pregnant with our daughter. We ate at a bistro called Cafe Blasé where the waiter scolded my wife for having a beer which was probably one of the two that she had in nine months. He had the audacity to pat my wife’s pregnant belly while he scolded her. I held my temper but had joy in leaving no tip.

My wife needed to take a lot of naps back then since it was her 6th month of pregnancy and I went off to capture a few snapshots. Yesterday a Federal Judge applied the 14th Amendment and struck down Pennsylvania’s law prohibiting gay marriage. The judge did more than that though she supported the fact that in the USA you are ALLOWED to be different. It made me think of this picture.

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Provincetown MA 1983

Provincetown MA 1983