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Archive for porchlight

December 7, 2019

Vintage postcard of an automat in NYC

Cash Money

Cash money rewards conscious action in the moment. You have it. You spend it. Or not.

November 23, 2019

Vintage postcard of the "little school house where O. Henry went to school."

Story

More than anything else, story helps us define what is true and what is worth remembering.

November 9, 2019

Greyhound Bus Terminal and Restaurant in Scranton, PA.

Leap

The steps taken immediately before a leap will determine the distance covered.

October 26, 2019

Brick house covered in ivy.

Steely Dan

Probably the greatest rock band in name only ever.

October 5, 2019

Vintage car with cattle horn

Past

The past has too many witnesses to establish any certainty as to what actually happened.

September 14, 2019

Polar bear at zoo

'20s

It’s not until later in life that you realize how short a decade really is.

August 24, 2019

They'll Do It Every Time

Comics

With daily comic strips, it’s either a laugh with the next installment or a problem that may not be solved until tomorrow. The lesson either way is that life is short.

August 3, 2019

The Tree of Hope

Harlem

Imagine arriving in Harlem: An immigrant in your own country.

July 20, 2019

Hudson Bay Company

Neil

Neil Young has been at times hard to listen to. But no one can doubt his honesty in trying to make us hear him.

July 6, 2019

East/West Germany.

Friends

The value of genuine acceptance outside of the family you were born into cannot be underestimated.

June 15, 2019

L. Clyde Caldwell.

Radio

The image of a single disc jockey broadcasting lonely and live from a small radio station in the overnight hours - as epic an American icon as the cowboy.

June 1, 2019

Hey Brothers Ice Cream Clock.

Summer

Will the words "summer vacation" become like phone booths and trading stamps, ceasing to have any real meaning in the everyday lives of Americans?

May 18, 2019

Philosopher's Press.

Thought

Happiness is a feeling rather than an equation because we can never solve it the same way twice.

May 4, 2019

Cedar Rapids YWCA.

Traveling

Travel abroad can reveal the world much like classic novels can reveal the past. You may leave disheartened but you'll always leave wiser.

April 20, 2019

Constantinople.

Coffee

We spend an inordinate amount of money, effort, and time securing a daily cup of coffee. The caffeine effect is a little less than 5 hours for an 8 oz. serving.

March 30, 2019

Bide-A-Wee Cabin.

Place

The significance of place in our lives is both functional and spiritual. Our birthplace, our addresses, our final resting place all help to identify us and tell our story on this earth. Where we are in place also constantly calls upon us to be aware of the present moment.

March 9, 2019

State Fair Coliseum.

Beatles

The Beatles wrote, performed, and recorded all of their songs in a little over 7 years.

February 23, 2019

Union Square.

Handwritten

If we are not exposed to someone's handwriting, that is one less distinctive characteristic available to us.

February 9, 2019

The brazen serpent.

Handmade

The handmade in tools, clothing, and crafts: It's not just how these artifacts contribute to our existence but also what is contributed by the act of creating them.

January 26, 2019

The language of flowers.

Language

For those rare and wonderful times when you realize you can't describe it in words.

January 12, 2019

Little girl running down a hallway.

Run

Watch kids run. Spontaneous. They don't care how far. They don't care how fast.

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