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Tamiami Trail, Windows, Fences and Graffiti

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

I spent a bit time on 8th Street on the west side that is often known as Tamiami Trail.  A post office that has shuttered its doors.  And a little further down the trail there was a great little lawnmower repair shop under high security that had been pieced by graffiti writers.  The gumbo stew that is Miami.

Lawnwower Repair, Chain Link Fence and Graffiti

Ed States Office for Rent, Tamiami Station Miami Florida, 8th Street

Nine Years on The Confrontation Continues

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

There has been a distance of nine years since the Twin Towers in New York City came crashing to the ground, splitting the the American soul in two.  I journeyed to New York city in November of 2001 to attend the unveiling of my grandmothers headstone.  With camera in hand, I wandered the street, shooting, taking in the red white and the horror.  I saw the best and the worst of America on the island of Manhattan.

As the distance between the actual event and the memory of the event grow farther apart, how will America and the world remember it?  WIll it be one of hate and fear, or one of tolerance and compassion.  My fellow brothers and sisters of different faiths and cultures think about this day I pray that people choose to see what connects humanity together rather than what separates us.

Take this time to reflect on how we all must fit into this world.

Therefore, In my open letter to the city that calls me one of her own, don’t close your doors and your hearts.

Don't Close, 2001 New York

CLOSED, 2001 NYC

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