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I was going through some of my pictures, thinking about how I felt during the time that I was taking them. I have been places by myself and sometimes felt quite lonely – mind you, alone is a fact, loneliness is a state of mind. This time, as I walked through the desert, spent time reading, sleeping, walking, or perhaps doing nothing, I didn’t feel lonely at all … not one bit. I was great company to myself. I liked…

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This is Basilica San Albino, just outside of Las Cruces, NM. I wanted to have a look inside, but unfortunately, there was a funeral in progress; however, a man who seemed to be in-the-know, told me that the funeral would finish around 11:00 AM and that I would be able to enter the basilica and take some pictures after the services. So, I walked around for a bit, had lunch, then decided to try again. Holy shit! It’s cold out…

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Today, I visited the Alameda Park Zoo here in Alamogordo, NM. While I was checking out the cougars (No! Not the older ladies looking for younger guys … real cougars, you know, mountain lions!) I noticed this handsome fellow get into a crouch, like he was stalking something. I looked over my shoulder and there was a lady looking at him and walking very slowly, keeping eye contact with him, like she was stalking him. She moved slowly around the…

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I met Will in SMA. He and his wife had just retired and were traveling the world. They were on their first stop, I believe, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Now, the thing about Will is that he’ll tell you everything that you need to know about traveling around the world as a “minimalist”, whether you asked him or not! We hung out in SMA as well as in Washington state. I got a chance to hear about and…

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So, there I was, after work, minding my own business. Y’all know how I do! I was walking across the street and towards the boardwalk for a little quiet time, gazing at Lower Manhattan, waiting for the crowds to die down a little bit in the subway. From my left, I heard: Hey! Don’t forget to smile! I told her, no worries, it’s all good. I just finished the day and am headed for a bit of quiet time –…

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I am really amazed at what people will put up with on a daily basis. Today, I did what would not be a “normal” commute by the standards of people who live here. I rode the PATH train from Newark, NJ to Jersey City, about 20 minutes, give or take. A few people that I talked to during orientation as well as a couple of fellow employees told me that the couldn’t really afford to live so close. On average…

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