Reverend Calvin of the Nazarene Church

On Sunday mornings, Reverend Calvin stands outside the Nazarene Church on Harford Road in northeast Baltimore to greet his congregation. During the summer, I’ve spotted the Reverend many times on my way to the farmer’s market. You can’t miss seeing him. He is always decked out in sartorial splendor. He wears bright suits that are…

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The Little Girl with the Big Eyes

Small Fry, a tiny coffee shop in Hobart, Tasmania, draws the locals for its home-baked donuts and pastries. It’s why I was there and fortunate to encounter this little girl who had come in with her dad and sister to enjoy a donut and hot chocolate. I watched her and her sister for fifteen minutes…

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Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

I am going to miss Senator Mikulski though I suspect she won’t retire from public life, just the battles in the senate. I’ve met her a few times and while I’ve found her friendly, she isn’t someone I’d want to quarrel with or debate. Pugnacious, passionate and fiery fit her. She takes no prisoners. She…

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Street Photography Contrast

I find street photography to be one of the most challenging genres. It requires you to be quick on your feet. I sometimes ask for permission to take someone’s photo and other times I’ll just take the photo quickly, especially if I have a long lens. In this instance, the man refused my first request…

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