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from goodbye friend

Melissa and I had to say goodbye to our dear kitty Dean today - (given his medicine regimen over the past few years we weren't taken unawares but the speed of decline this past week and then this last day were a shock.)

He was such a sweet and snuggly cat. Melissa was thinking of a younger female cat when she first went to the shelter but Dean The Love Machine's (the shelter's nickname for him) head boop was irresistible.

And he was brave! Fellow cat people were impressed by how out and about he was when we had folks over for my birthday...

So here are some photos. I think the biggest compliment we had as his Humans was when someone pointed how relaxed a cat he must be, showing his belly to the world like that in this one photo...

(title is a little riff on a "hello friend" greeting Melissa often used for Dean)

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from May 4, 2023


via shhhitsfine.
Speaking of... this recently unearthed photo from Christmas '79, listening to my dad's heart with a stethoscope I got in a toy doctor kit.

from November 18, 2022

November 18, 1972 - 50 Years Ago Today Betty Scheinfeldt and James Israel got married!

from February 27, 2021

Decided I wanted to move to something simpler and less chaotic than my Wall O' Peeps and decided to get a thing from inkifi.com - a single largeish framed 4 x 13 grid of square cropped photos. (and I'm labeling them here just for fun...)
jon + lilia + sophie
cora + mama c
johnny + jphonk
arun + bolt
liz + kazoo
mama k + cora
me + scheiny
david + hunter
jenny + ellen
w/ toni
marcos + baptista
melas+uncle bill
w/ todd
santa + dad
w/ papa sam
I find it satisfying to (once again) plumb my photographic past and find photos meaningful to me, mostly because of who is in them but also with an eye towards the visually arresting. And this arrangement was interesting... I decided to build from the bottom up chronologically, with my parents anchoring the corners. Sometimes I used choice of photo or proximity (or lack thereof) to make a message or a joke. I used more photos that didn't show up in previous projects.

from high school photos

Final day of photos scanned from my mom's collection... after high school I was more on my own for documenting my life in photos....

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Aunt Susan and Uncle Bill smooching over my inflatable T-rex named Sir. (Variation of an old joke ala What would YOU call a Dinosaur in real life?)

I had Chicken Pox at a fairly old age... not a great look but yow, those collar bones.

Jeff Kropf, whom we called "sahib" when he was our marching band squad leader, here shown in front of 222 Street Jazz. (Must have been a photo nabbed from the yearbook project.)

Me and Toni Y!

Me Mike Wendy and Lynn...


Veronika Kirk Heidi Mike Maria and Ellen.... EHS cafeteria. Wonder why Mike and I are in ties...

Sometimes, magazines hid their best 'Huh?' moments deep inside stories that were otherwise utterly normal. I was drowsing through a Newsweek cover story called 'Clinton Now' when suddenly a comment by Julia Payne, the ex-president's spokeswoman, made me laugh out loud. 'One night last year he called about 1 a.m, ranting and raving about something,' Payne recalled. 'And I said, "Sir, are you watching Fox again?"'
Peter Carlson in a Washington Post article in 2003.
These days.... that's just how the presidency works! Fox tells Trump what to think. The relationship can be a little adversarial, but it's pretty clear Trump trusts fellow television personalities more than diligent people in the government.

from the young kirks


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that last one of my dad and Grandpa doesn't have me in per se, but if I combine the caption on the back (Reunion 1973) together with family lore, I think it is very likely taken on the day I was conceived...

from sisters

All but the first one (my mom and her posse) are my Mom and my Aunt...

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My mom looks like she's seen some stuff go down... (but their names are inscribed on their PJs which is a nice touch.)

With these next to I swear my Aunt shoulda been cast in a live-action Studio Ghibli remake...

"Jazz is about taking risks... it's the only way you get better!"
"At jazz?"
"At life! Jazz is LIKE life! It goes on for longer than you think, and as soon as you're like, '...oh I get it' - it ends!"
The Ghost of Duke Ellington on "Big Mouth"

Oh, I'm becoming so sensible! We've got to be reasonable about everything we do here. Studying, listening, holding our tongues, helping others, being kind, making compromises, and I don't know what else! I'm afraid my common sense, which was in short supply to begin with, will be used up too quickly and I won't have any left by the time the war is over.
Anne Frank's Diary
I just read Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaption. I don't recall if I read the original in school or not, but so much more of the day to day life - the banality of it - came through in comic form. And the elegance of her self-awareness is always so moving.

Another quote I liked:
Every child has to raise itself.
Otto Frank, Anne Frank's father

from grandma + grandpa, a long time ago...

Taking a quick minibreak with my Mom and Aunt in NJ (thanks, use-it-or-lose-it vacation policy :-D ) ... I'm raiding my mom's photo collection a bit, so for the next few days I'll be posting some of the highlights of what I liked in her collection.

The Garbers were farm people...this is my grandmother Mary as a young'un.

John + Mary!

I think the impact of superheroes on popular culture is both tremendously embarrassing and not a little worrying. While these characters were originally perfectly suited to stimulating the imaginations of their twelve or thirteen year-old audience, today's franchised ├╝bermenschen, aimed at a supposedly adult audience, seem to be serving some kind of different function, and fulfilling different needs. Primarily, mass-market superhero movies seem to be abetting an audience who do not wish to relinquish their grip on (a) their relatively reassuring childhoods, or (b) the relatively reassuring 20th century. The continuing popularity of these movies to me suggests some kind of deliberate, self-imposed state of emotional arrest, combined with an numbing condition of cultural stasis that can be witnessed in comics, movies, popular music and, indeed, right across the cultural spectrum. [...] I would also remark that save for a smattering of non-white characters (and non-white creators) these books and these iconic characters are still very much white supremacist dreams of the master race. In fact, I think that a good argument can be made for D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation as the first American superhero movie, and the point of origin for all those capes and masks.

a small purple artichoke
in its own bittered
and darkening
grows tender,
grows tender and sweet

patience, I think,
my species

keep testing the spiny leaves

the spiny heart
Jane Hirshfield, "My Species"

from original photo album part 9: college end

The Tufts Concert band went to Bermuda, I went to Gala, I graduated and then... I guess i switched to digital photography...

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ship in drydock in bermuda

bermuda architecture

bermuda.blue water 1996

band buddies on the beach

in the chilly ocean

band climbing up to lighthouse

view from bermuda lighthouse

with juj on top of lighthouse

show and cars off of lighthouse

band reflected in bermuda

band posing in chapel

band walking to school on hill

before we learned the macarana at the fort

lisa sanchez with a flower in her hair

harbor view from hotel

before ballroom dancing at the princess hotel scott mary me lisa eric cindy

scott and lisa in hotel room

on tourboat

dan and cindy at center of first lemming event

rebekah on bus before gala

with rebekah on bus before gala

in tux at gala

rebekah at gala

with rebekah at gala

rebekah and erica

rebekah and erica

todd and erica

rebekah by railing at gala

back of rebekah at railing

tufts packed senior gala 1996

rob kogan at gala

gal with fork dress scott korvek

emily and eve

mo and marieke at gala

outside of metcalf the day after gala

in bridge metcalf with rebekah

rebekah on metcalf stoop day after gala

rebekah scream

with jen tsang before dance

with aunt ruth and grandma at commencement

happy to graduate

family reunion young cousins

rebekah with puppy at rockport

climbing rocks in rhode island

fourth of july 1996 with the lemmings

with jen at fourth

jen in her hat

lemmings hide out from rain on fourth

"It's special in every aspect. Not only as a manager, but as an individual. Just to manage this team. Everybody knows the history of the city, and history has positive sides and negative sides. And for me, as a minority, to be a manager in Boston hasn't been a challenge. ... And to be able to led this team, it's amazing. It's a great group, very talented, very humble, very hungry."
Also, what a fine last name he has.
seriously what is that??

from original photo album part 8: senior year til new years

My family went on a 2 week, 3000-mile bus tour of the British Isles. And Veronika came to visit my in NYC for New Year's.

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outside british museum august 1995

math bridge at cambridge

british museum

with mom in scotlland

mom susan and uncle billy goats gruff

edinburgh cats

in edinburgh

uncle bill and aunt susan at edinburgh from above

family in uk

wales crazy port name

at stonehenge

scottish gargoyles

scottish gargoyles

scottish gargoyles

church gargoyles

cat art in edinburgh


cieda ocean grove nov 1995

by cieda ocean grove nov 1995

ocean grove pier and shore

boardwalk carousel house

old ferris wheel place near boardwalk

with jumbo ii

on wigglesworth

jen mono girl monty on bridge by fenway

family reunion at the simlers summer 1995

sunset over simlers family reunion 1995

anthony tony colindres

mom getting snes for christmas

aunt susan and her christmas loot from elisabeth

veronika and shadows on beach

veronika on jersey shore

veronika on rocky shore

with veronika at times square news year eve 1995-1996

rollover to 1996

other couple at times square 1995-1996

selfportrait in mirror at empire state building

blizzard of 1996 streetscene

veronika in living room of moms apartment

odd self portrait with veronika

veronika by wall near guggenheim

If you make things long enough, you will fail. That's important enough that I'm going to say it again, with emphasis. If you make things long enough, you will fail. The same thing that put you in the elevated place of being a creative artist in the first place will curdle or invert or fall on its face or on your face and you will be a person who made something that they should not have made. [...] David Bowie said something I really liked. I don't know if he said it often, but it's the kind of thing that you should get tattooed on your leg. He said that creativity is "one of the few human endeavors where you can crash your airplane and walk away from it."
Questlove, "Creative Quest"
I think it's a good example of being aware of catastrophizing - an individual effort fails, it's so easy to see that as an array of dominos to other creative efforts, to our self-worth, maybe even our ability to make a living and thus ensure our own physical security. But those situations, those kinds of slippery slopes, aren't that common, and usually we can find some place to get traction - that is if the initial failure is even that big to begin with. Which it usually isn't - that's where the ability to cast a "So What" field comes in handy. This effort failed. So what? So I feel like I'm less good of a creator. So what?

Another quote from the book that I liked the sound of:
There was no such thing as distraction. There was only traction.

from original photo album part 7: 3 years in college

And then, college. Technically my home address was New York City - some of those shots with the towers are a bit poignant.

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someone rob tracy and bob

rob kogan in freshman lewis hall

in lewis dormroom

dylan murray

nyc skyline from ellis island ferry jan 1993

in front of statue of liberty

veronika with fao teddy bear

veronika and thomas fall 1992

with veronika at harvard square

rebekah haas in cohen basement

rebekah in arts office

with marnie in salupo florida room

marnie in witczaks room summer 1993

reunion lynn darshi mike marnie alex wendy me

marine in my coat spring 1993

house on a truck near tufts

on rollerblades with beau hill spring 1993

with lena mindlina in hodgdon mental ward

lena on the tuba

lena jan 1995

donna-lane robbert uncle bill mom aunt suzie lena my 21st birthday 1995

with Lena and 21 gifts

manhattan building

with jen monty and mike by nyc skyline

mike looking at nyc skyline

in front of statue of liberty

cruiseship in new york harbor

ellis island stonework

ellis island courtyard

jen monty in shadow on ellis island

with tuba in pep band fall 1995

with mom around pep band

miss liberty

tufts wind ensemble at disneyworld jan 1994

at universal studios

on a disney rollercoaster

mary katrina shane me halloween 1995

halloween 1995 at bunker hill memorial

john mccain and tufts pep band

tufts cheerleaders

wind ensemble at quincy market

christmas 1994 rockefeller center

with mom christmas 1994 rockefeller center

mom christmas 1994 rockefeller center

with.grandma my birthday coshocton 1995

Funny how the aging milestone might shifting from transition lens / bifocals to "cranking up the font size on my phone"

from original photo album part 6: 3 weeks in portugal

Before I started college I got to visit Marcos, our exchange student from Portugal... his friends put on a poetry and fashion show "Fractions of Seconds" and I saw a village bullfight.

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vilar formoso portugal august 1992

faz falta cafe

portugal honda and castle

with marcos and baptista train station at night

faz falta with fractions of seconds group

inside faz falta

rehearing fractions of seconds

marcos andrade

view off of roman bridge

roman bridge with manny, alex, marcos

local bullfight

leaping on the bull

bull shoving rake

view from train

view from train

eiffel bridge

eiffel bridge

uptown band poster

faz falta mural

gang at faz falta

faz falta game boy


fractions of seconds crew

roman bridge

getting ready for fractions of seconds

alex in fractions of seconds

waiter and fractions of seconds

fractions of seconds and a can

fractions of seconds and a can

drunk in vilar formoso train station

gathering foliage on the rocky terrain

historical town

king giving town right to exist statue

old construction

local bullring

local bull

bull jousting

bull from under stands

little doggie in the ring

bull chasing guy

milling around waiting for bull

the bull enters

bull in truck

broken glass

thumb and sandals

Random notes on reading and vanity:
1. I recently shelled out the $20 to get my old and scratched but great touchscreen Kindle off of ads, so the lock screen is an attractive grayscale image instead. Worth it I think.
2. It's funny that besides column width, my other reason for not using my phone as a reader is so that it's more obvious to onlookers that I'm engaged in reading and not browsing or gaming. This may be one of the most shallow things about me. (On the other hand, I always think it's good when the cover matches the book. So to speak.)
3. Come to think of it, I've switched from iPad Mini to this old Kindle full time. Maybe partially in existential protest to Apple leaving the Mini behind- I'd buy a new model that supported the Pencil in a second. But also, despite the lack of backlighting and color-coded highlighting, e-ink readers are such a chill technology.
4. Since 2000 I've been recording books read, movies watched, games played through, tv-series consumed. It's nearly impossible for me not to gamify this for myself- like I know I'm driven to complete mediocre books just for the little mark. At the end of the year I post a list with comments and recommendations. I'm not really trying to impress anyone with the numbers, just compete with my past self. Maybe I should consider posting the list without counting...
Arun and his pup Bolt

from original photo album part 5: prom and graduation

Ah, the midwest prom. In retrospect kind of weird "the garter dance" was a thing for high school dances...

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marnie adjusts corsage before prom with stu and wendy

marnie shows some leg

marcos emily mike lynn me marnie stu wendy in salupo's backyard

bill aube and lisa moster prom 1992

reggie and ernalisa

wandy and jenn prom 1992

marnie before prom

marnie before prom

marnie before prom

with marnie before prom

mike and lynn before prom

wendy and stu

preprom group

preprom group

preprom group

preprom group

preprom limo

my butt going into limo

thumb marcos emily

wendy marnie lynn

keith sheurman and date

jeff kaleal and date

jeff saheeb kropf and date

grads in front of ehs me wendy lynn jenn debbi galosis another

guys graduatiing

with mom and marcos before graduation

award ceremony stage

awards billboard with marcos

von banken

mz bambic

von daughter and thumb

mrs mclaughlin with wandy and jenn

with marnie ready to graduate with honors

with colleen i think graduating

with honr jenn graduating

room in euclid

room in euclid

with tiny marnie

marnie with flower

with marnie at prom bridge

Wins at Fenway and Foxboro - nothing to be overconfident about at either but still, it's good to win when you gotta win. Interestingly the 43-40 score was a Scorigami, a score never previously achieved at the end of an NFL game. (I guess there's more opportunities with high scores.)
On my devblog: the stupid-idea-buddies buddy.

from original photo album part 4: high school senior year

Bookended with band trips to Atlanta and Florida, and the musical Hello Dolly in between.

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keith scheurman mike witczak outside atlanta 1991

outside world of coca cola marching band to atlanta

king of stone mountain (parking lot)

stone mountain 1

stone mountain 2

stone mountain 3

stone mountain 4

atlanta underground courtyard

zoo atlanta rhino

japanese businessmen atop stone mountain

marching band with eric clean marine carlson

with mr alspaugh band leader

atlant christmas parade teddy bear

with holly struna homecoming 1991

publicity shot


christmas play with patti elaine judy hill and jamie

marching band beau hill

222 street jazz in concert

marcos andrade in euclid living room

being knighted by marcos

being knighted by marcos ouch

marcos as cyrano

with nicole at ehs winterfest

marnies great green purple dress at wintefest 1992

as a bookwork

as rudolph the headwaiter in guys and dolls in bandroom

marnie as townfolk in bandroom

maria d'amico on right

in sunday best with marnie

jenn melnyk and ben shuskey

as bandmember with marcos

me as rudolph

hello dali

hello dolly put on your sunday clothes

hello dolly waiters gallop group

lynn gessler hello dolly

18th bday mike lin lynn beau marnie me jamie heidi marcos eric

in bus jazzband to florida 1992

in bus jazzband to florida 1992

rest stop during trip to florida

debbie long at rest stop during trip to florida

international movie posters at universal in florida

ellen and mike at disney

universal studios gate

mike and ellen at disney world waterfall

with woodchuck by epcot golf ball

the boys at disney

greg and mike in hotel room

glen russ lane snow scene

marcos snuggles kirk award winner

bandroom flipped

after last day of school marcos jenn melnyk me and mike

lisa moster end of school

colleen and friend

from original photo album part 3: sophomore and junior years

Dances, band trips to Detroit and Boston, and ending at Veronika's prom...

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with shannon ramsey at ehs winter fest 1990

222 street jazz

with scott at virginia plantation 1990

with dinosaur sir in euclid

bday beau hill mike witczak michelle voll randi babic me sir mike bill aube wendy wang

with toni yafanaro tuba section

with jenny wolchko homecoming 1990

with jenny wolchko lynn gessler and darryl lausche

announcing for 222 street jazz

steve workman bass marty witczak piano mark tomsic trumpet molly bari sax veronika schnell piano joey cesa drums

with jenny wolchko winterfest 1991

four muskateers wendys restaurant my birthday wendys baptism

veronika with solvy and michelle bisziuskas

ford museum marching bnd trip to detroit 1990

samsa in mirror lausche and witczak waiting for the dance in detroit

lynn gessler darryl lausche maria damico mike witczak jenny wolchko kirk israel

jenny wolchko ellen mansperger in detroit

jason samsa mike maria darryl lynn

17th birthday beau wendy maria me mike jenny

with woodchuck and play doh

as big jule in guys and dolls

as big jule with april luvererst guys and dolls 1991

with steve workman mike and marty witczak at boston science museum 1991

boston science museum t rex

mike and t rex 1991 jazz band in boston

veronika in salem ma mar 91

boston science museum

cambridge ho jo mike tony hren marty witczak joey cesa

with ellen mike and veronika at plymouth rock

myflower ii

veronika in thingie shirt at cambridge hojos

veronika and mike at hojos

tired ellen and veronika at boston science

everonika mike and ellen at bus

in tux in tree

in tux in tree

at gubitosi living room with veronika before prom

with veronika before prom by goobs rose bushes

preprom with veronika outside mr johnsons car

with mike by ehs bandroom christmas 1990

with veronika before prom by roses

mrs mclaughlin at prom toasting camera

preprom roses again

from original photo album part 2: the pain: middle school and freshman year

Ahh, Middle School (as Matt Groening calls it, "the deepest pit of Hell", high school being merely the second deepest.) Fun fact: for most of this time I went by my middle name "Logan". Anyway, mostly school stuff, plus the NEOSA Salvation Army Youth Band's trip to Mexico City.

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monticello middle school science fair

folks at glens falls parade stop

sue kirk betty christmas 1985 waltham

don burrows glens falls

dad as wittenburg godfather

in coshocton tree grandmas backyard

christmas in euclid

with dad sick at euclid christas

with mickey

with todd beecher at sanford street

family in ocean grove new jersey july 1983

first sousaphone marching in glens falls

with dylan murray glens falls may 1986

dad with moose antlers falling leaves festival oct 1980

doing my play starpox


mrs beale and the monticello orchestra cleveland heights

cornell jordan in my euclid room

camp neosa eric dana and beau hill

camp neosa wiley tammy ford and eric dana

neosa water mafia critter on left

elaine smith and cornell jordan camp neosa

heidi e at dhq

neosa youth band before mexico

neosa youth band col payton and tammy mclaughlin

jeff amd jenn in mexico

brian and tammy mclaughlin capt carvill and joe mercer

jimmy hevsila and beau hill mexico 1989

youth band in mexico 1989

youth band in mexico 1989

tammy mclaughlin

youth band in mexico

plaza d angel mexico

cornell jordan

lesly in mexico

plaza d angel

wall at disney world spring 1989

susan with mickey shrub

french epcot spring 1989

with aunt susan at disney

young mike witczak at locker

with matthew and bruno

gooch in mdm pla class

mr sarich bandleader freshman year

with wendy wang freshman band awards slovenia workers home in cleveland

lynn gessler in mr jablonski room

Nerf Football Rah Rah Rah
The biggest and most frightening impact of the AI revolution might be on the relative efficiency of democracies and dictatorships. Historically, autocracies have faced crippling handicaps in regard to innovation and economic growth. In the late 20th century, democracies usually outperformed dictatorships, because they were far better at processing information. We tend to think about the conflict between democracy and dictatorship as a conflict between two different ethical systems, but it is actually a conflict between two different data-processing systems. Democracy distributes the power to process information and make decisions among many people and institutions, whereas dictatorship concentrates information and power in one place. Given 20th-century technology, it was inefficient to concentrate too much information and power in one place. Nobody had the ability to process all available information fast enough and make the right decisions. This is one reason the Soviet Union made far worse decisions than the United States, and why the Soviet economy lagged far behind the American economy.

However, artificial intelligence may soon swing the pendulum in the opposite direction. AI makes it possible to process enormous amounts of information centrally. In fact, it might make centralized systems far more efficient than diffuse systems, because machine learning works better when the machine has more information to analyze. If you disregard all privacy concerns and concentrate all the information relating to a billion people in one database, you'll wind up with much better algorithms than if you respect individual privacy and have in your database only partial information on a million people. An authoritarian government that orders all its citizens to have their DNA sequenced and to share their medical data with some central authority would gain an immense advantage in genetics and medical research over societies in which medical data are strictly private. The main handicap of authoritarian regimes in the 20th century--the desire to concentrate all information and power in one place--may become their decisive advantage in the 21st century.

from original photo album part 1: the young years

Sometime during college or shortly thereafter I assembled my own photo album.

A long time ago I scanned it all and put it on my website, but at a relatively low resolution (see here)
so I decided to scan it all again. I reused all the old filenames I used as caption back then - sometimes carrying information I would have forgotten in the mean while.

When I scanned it, I broke it into 9 sections. Starting with "The Young Years" - including shots of my folks before I was around.

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My mom on a ski trip her freshman year of college, 1966

Graduation Picture of my dad, Coshocton, 1967

Dad at Salvation Army Cadet Picnic, Star Lake camp, 1972

in Philadelphia, around 2 months old

First Christmas in Cleveland, house on Torbenson Drive, 1974

First Christmas in Cleveland, house on Torbenson Drive, 1974

Cleveland, about 7 months old

With Shinola, about 4 months old, Cleveland

With mom, New Jersey 1974

with Papa Sam, New Jersey summer of 1974

Cleveland, kitchen floor, playing peek-a-boo, about 7 months

Cleveland 1975 with Alyce Joseph

Cleveland 1975

Outside Grandma house in Coshocton for Thanksgiving 10-27-74

in Cleveland with Sarah Kitty, about 4 months

Ocean Grove New Jersey 1974

1978 Christmas with Papa Sam in Waltham

grandma and granpa israel me scott april 9 1982

in Philadelphia, around 2 months old

1st prize at County Fair, in Salamanca NY (chair apholstery by dad) 1979

Salamanca Halloween as Robot

at St Pats School with Mrs Keenan, Christmas maybe 3rd Grade

Sanford Street School band, 3rd Grade

Sanford Street with Mrs Dorvee and Principal Andy Garuchio, Fifth Grade

Cleveland Christmas 1975, living room floor

Darren Archibald, screeching friend on St Thomas, 1976-77

St Thomas, 1976-77

St Thomas Lindberg Bay with friends

St Thomas, 1976-77

St Thomas 1-17-77

St Thomas, 1976-77

St Thomas Lindberg Bay 1-20-77

St. Thomas with dad, 1977

Cincinnati, Halloween 1977

Doing On the Good Ship Lollipop at Cincinnati ARC Christmas 1977

Santa at Cincinnati ARC Christmas 1977

Dad and Santa Cincinnati ARC Christmas 1977

Cincinnati Fountain Square, Spring 1978

Preschool Graduation Salamance 1979

Christmas at Grandmas

Christmas in Salamanca 1981 or so

St Thomas Lindberg Bay with Dad - taken early evening on a free public beach - a couple of minutes from our house - by the airport

Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. mabye 1982 under Puck - Lord What Fools These Mortals Be statue

Waldon Pond , 1984ish

Shinola with lamp,Cleveland, around 1975

St Pats school

Harvest Festival-Thanksgiving Time, picture by visiting Bedios, 1978

Main Street, Waltham,40th Wedding Anniversary of Grandparents,August 1983

with Nate at birthday party, Glens Falls, 1983

St Pats Jan 1983

with Cousin Scott Bedio, Harvest Festival 1978

in water at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, 1978ish

with Dad at Salamanca area whirlygig maker folkartist

Christmas in Waltham 1977-- Papa Sam Llara me and Aunt Susan

Papa Sam,Me, Mom and Willy 1980ish

Dads Cadet Farewell from NEOSA, Camp Herrick, Sept. 1970

Nana Philadelphia, two weeks after my birth,

with Wittenburg kids, Stacy, Danielle, Adam, maybe Christmas 1978, Cleveland

Coshocton, Christmas, maybe 1978

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, maybe 1982

Salamanca l980

Salamanca farewell March 1982

Birthday, Glens Falls, probably 1984 -skating along with Jimmy Rose

Glens Falls chapel, Dad Me and Pam, 1984ish

as ronald reagen mrs hoffmans english class 1986

"masculinity is violence on the horizon"