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June 9, 2021

How Did I Come Up With Five?

Comm Ave at Packard's Corner
The view along Commonwealth Avenue from Packard's Corner in Allston towards the Prudential in the Back Bay
, Kodachrome, 2001.

BU Bridge with Traffic (2)
BU Bridge
, Agfa Scala black & white slide film.

Zakim Bridge (30)
Zakim Bridge when it was opened for pedestrian visitors before opening for traffic
, Kodachrome, 2002.

Mrs. Sarah Clap
Mrs. Sarah Clap, deceased 1826, in Dorchester North Burying Ground (Boston)
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Succulent Flower (2)
Flowering succulent
, Kodachrome, 1989.

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An Osteopath Explains

Her Wikipedia entry.

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Anyone familiar with the federal government should know that the Earth's orbit falls under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Reclamation, not the Forest Service! Sheesh!

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June 8, 2021

Some More Slides

Griffith Observatory (23)
Griffith Observatory
, Kodachrome, 1995. This was after completing the California AIDS Ride from San Francisco. My first time in L.A.

LA to SF (2)
This is on the return bike ride I did with Michael from L.A. back to San Francisco on our own
. Kodachrome, 1995. This is probably on our first day, which was (IIRC) from Sherman Oaks to Ojai.

Boston Public Garden (2)
The Boston Public Garden
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Gate on a Family Plot (1)
A family plot
, but I have no recollection of which cemetery. Kodachrome, 1989.

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That Pharmacist

That Wisconsin pharmacist who destroyed 500 doses of Moderna COVID vaccine has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. After that he will serve three years of supervised release.

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"Martini Time"

Martini Time
Kodachrome, 1955, photographer and subject unidentified.

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June 7, 2021

Hawaii, and then Boston

Kilauea Lighthouse - Kodachrome, 1986 (1)
Kilauea lighthouse on Kauai
, Kodachrome, 1986.

Massachusetts State Office Building - Boston - Kodachrome, 1986
A Massachusetts State office building in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1986.

The Berkeley (1)
"The Berkeley" at Berkeley and Boylston in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

Five Hundred Boylston Reflected In The John Hancock Tower
On the left, Five Hundred Boylston is reflected in the John Hancock Tower
; on the right, Boston Public Library, Old South Church and Trinity Church surrounding Copley Square. Kodachrome, 1989.

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June 6, 2021

Sony Picturephone From 1988

It could send low resolution, black and white still images over regular phone lines.

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This Is Satisfying

A Twitter triptych of a male Karen in San Francisco getting his comeuppance. The delivery worker helpfully includes the Karen's home address. If the harassing man is the owner, then he bought that place just five months ago for $2,900,000. I'd be curious to know where he lived before. Living in San Francisco may be a big cultural shift for him.

[UPDATE: I see on other websites that people have uncovered the harasser's name and claim he moved to San Francisco from Alabama.]

Someone has helpfully turned the three tweets into one video:

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June 5, 2021

Cambridge and Boston

Alewife View
A view from Alewife Station on the Red Line in Cambridge
. Shot around 1990 or so. That's Boston in the distance.

One Financial Center Construction (6)
Early construction of what was to become One Financial Center in Boston
. When it started (1982?) they were calling it the Dewey Square Tower, since that's where it was, right across Atlantic Avenue from South Station. At the time I lived in South Boston and my daily walk to work at 100 Summer Street (which you can see standing above this in the background) took me right by this. I was looking forward to photographing the entire construction process over a long period of time. I was so disappointed when it developed into the soulless, ugly thing that stands there today.

First Baptist Church - Cambridge, Mass.
First Baptist Church in Cambridge, Mass.

Federal Reserve Bank, Boston
The Federal Reserve Building in Boston

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June 4, 2021


Snow-covered Tree (1)
Brookline Public Library
, Kodachrome, 1990.

Brooklyn Bridge (1)
Brooklyn Bridge
, 1985.

Keep Nuts Tight

Liberty Tower (1)
The Liberty Tower in Lower Manhattan
, 1985.

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June 3, 2021

Revenue Sources For The City Of Desert Hot Springs

This came from a graphic presented at the June 2, 2021, city council meeting.
DHS Revenues FY 21-22

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June 2, 2021

"Residents of California, Alabama, and Texas don't qualify"

Anheuser-Busch will give away 200,000 $5 digital vouchers good for one of its beers once 70% of adults in the U.S. are at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Jewish Woman From New Jersey Who Lives In Oakland Vents Her Homophobia In Sacramento

Actually, it was a bunch of white women, but the Jewish woman from New Jersey took the time to explain her level of entitlement. Not sure why they thought this would go over well in Sacramento. They should've tried Bakersfield.

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June 1, 2021

Three Bostons and a Houston

Boston University School of Law (1)
Boston University Law School (among other things)
, Agfachrome, 1984.

TC Energy Center (4)
TC Energy Center in Houston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

View From 530 Atlantic Avenue
Looking out from the entryway at 530 Atlantic Avenue in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1989.

20 Pinckney Street, Beacon Hill
20 Pinckney Street on Beacon Hill
, Kodachrome, 1982. This was the home of Louisa May Alcott and her family from 1852 to 1855.

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