Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18, 2011

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Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011

Happy 82nd birthday, Dr. King! We invite our readers to celebrate the King holiday with Dr. King in Boston, the story of Martin's very important years in Boston while studying at B.U. in the early 50's.

Love is creative and redemptive. Love builds up and unites; hate tears down and destroys. The aftermath of the 'fight with fire' method which you suggest is bitterness and chaos, the aftermath of the love method is reconciliation and creation of the beloved community. Physical force can repress, restrain, coerce, destroy, but it cannot create and organize anything permanent; only love can do that. Yes, love - which means understanding, creative, redemptive goodwill, even for one's enemies - is the solution to the race problem.

Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957.

Image ... Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 16, 2011

Quote of the Day
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
Thomas Carlyle

Image ... Neponset River. Lower Mills, Dorchester.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 15, 2011

Working at Pavement, as always, my morning hang. Toasted onion bagel with jalapeno cream cheese - perfection. Going through the photo archives (extensive) selecting images for The New Yorker pitch.

Quote of the Day
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
John Donne

Image ... Make Way for Ducklings. Boston Public Garden.

Friday, January 14, 2011

January 14, 2011

Working at Pavement preparing the pitch to The New Yorker. Reviewing and selecting from the big body of work, discovering and editing overlooked images, drafting the written pitch.

Quote of the Day
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
William Shakespeare

Image ... Window at the AT&T building. Belvidere Street, Back Bay.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13, 2011

Nor'easter blizzard blanketed Boston yesterday with about a foot of snow driven in on high winds. Pavement, my regular morning hang, a coffee house, was closed. Retreated to the Prudential Center and took refuge in the (closed, opens at 4:00 pm) bar off the Sheraton lobby. BPL and TSP boarded up too.

Quote of the Day
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard

Image ... Trees in the snow. Prudential Center, Boston.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

January 12, 2011

Quote of the Day
Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
Dale Carnegie

Image ... Soapy window. Bay Village, Boston.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

January 9, 2011

Quote of the Day
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
William James

Image ... Prudential Center, Boston.