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05 May 2021

PUMP PRICES

Gasoline is volatile and so is the price. Every day thousands of gas stations across America change their signs showing the cost of gas for the day. The formula is pretty standard: Sale Price = Wholesale price plus taxes plus profit. At some stations the supplier sets the price. Some stations can set their own price. Why does it change so often? It’s crude. When crude oil prices change (and they do!), gasoline prices change. Local stations can set their […]

04 May 2021

CATCHING RAYS

Some individuals travel great distances to enjoy a little sunshine. And we all know that traveling can be brutal. After packing up, blasting off, navigating across great distances and final landing, there is nothing like just chilling out in the sun. And don’t forget the sunscreen, especially if you are new to this sun.

03 May 2021

YOU BUGGIN ME

I like being attracted by roadside attractions. I stop and turn around a lot to double back and take a picture of something I’ve just driven past. Of course this was worth a second look. Somebody spent some time on this. Maybe it was a group effort. It is loaded with a surprising amount of detail. This is just the front. There are three more sides. I should have taken more photos.

03 May 2021

ROLLER SKIER

He should have been here in February. He wouldn’t have needed the rollers. Then again, maybe he was here (or over there) when we had actual snow. After all those days of training on the street it must have been satisfying to be able to walk out the door and do some sliding instead of rolling.

02 May 2021

A FAMILIAR FACE?

I feel like I’ ve seen this guy before. I don’t know where. He just looks so familiar. I saw him at the Quickie Mart buying Red Bull and Red Man. He didn’t say anything when I took his picture. He just kind of looked at me. He was driving an old F-250 and carrying the Sunday NY Times.

01 May 2021

MAY DAY

Just throw your head back and let go.

30 Apr 2021

MASKING UP AND QUEUING

Masking started slowly. Very early in the pandemic I saw someone in the city wearing one. At a certain point I decided I should wear one, too. I’d never worn mask to go food shopping. The first time I did, I felt conspicuous. Very few other people were wearing one. Within a couple of weeks it became mandatory. No mask, no food shopping. These photos are from April 30, 2020. Happy anniversary. The number of people in the store was […]

29 Apr 2021

PAY PHONE

I didn’t try it but it says it works. I remember the last time I made a call with a pay phone. It was a while ago. I called home which was only about 5 miles away. I didn’t have a pocket of change so I called collect and talked for less than a minute. It cost $14. I am glad I did not talk for an hour.

28 Apr 2021

STREET FLUTE

Musicians love good acoustics. Paul Winter is famous for playing his sax in locations that enhance his music like canyons and St Paul the Divine in New York City. Philadelphia offers some great locations for haunting music too. There is a traffic tunnel between the Convention Center and Reading Market, where I heard the theme from Stars Wars echoing. I followed the music and came upon a flute player, playing for tips. Buskers are usually pretty open to being photographed […]

27 Apr 2021

Q TIP

You can’t do this in a grocery store. Carts there are reserved for food, dry goods and kids. Kids don’t shed and most of them don’t bite (unless provoked) so they are deemed safer to bring into a foodstore. Aptly named Q Tip, loves his shopping excursions. He’s got his bed, bones and blanket and I bet he’d be wearing pajamas if he had a set he liked. Not only does he get to browse hardware (always a fun time) […]