the dryness and the rain

after completing messes of men, the first part of my photography project inspired by mewithoutYou’s brother, sister, cranking the second part out was surprisingly easy. as part of this shoot i learned about betta fish and discovered just how many things cockle burrs can latch onto. [and how cold 40-degree weather can be — thanks…

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messes of men

i’ve talked before about my love for mewithoutYou’s album brother, sister, and my desire to “illustrate” it, so to speak, through photography and other media. a desire four or five years in the making finally got off the ground last march when i did two shoots based on “messes of men,” the first song on…

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in which there are pumpkins

three years ago mom and i took our friend jane on a great adventure to schaake’s pumpkin patch near lawrence, kansas. at the time, jane’s mommy was expecting again, so that day we got a pumpkin for daddy, a pumpkin for mommy, a pumpkin for jane and a pumpkin for baby-who-had-not-yet-arrived. it was great fun.…

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the list of things

some days when i’m staring off into the middle distance i let my mind wander into daydreaming, and, as i’m imagining things, i think oh! i want to do that someday! then i go on daydreaming and forget what the thing was. some things are more important than the daydreaming things and i don’t really…

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the glitter is the gold

saturday was such a day of days. i don’t even know how to describe it properly … except that i was filled to the brim with joy and felt utterly alive. among other things i went on a garden tour that included private houses near ward parkway, one of the wealthier areas of kansas city.…

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“neon heart, day glow eyes”

neon heart day glow eyes a city lit by fireflies they’re advertising in the skies for people like us and i miss you when you’re not around i’m getting ready to leave the ground oh, you look so beautiful tonight in the city of blinding lights don’t look before you laugh look ugly in a…

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riding the wind

traveling down the road, on foot or by automobile, the country and the city become intimate acquaintances whose flaws and beauty are on minutely detailed display. even if you don’t make a stop, you begin to acquire clues to the character of your surroundings. fly over it all, however, and even the familiar becomes foreign…

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