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17 Mar 2021

BULB BABY

It’s a fragile outfit for a baby. One stumble or bump could cause multiple implosions. It doesn’t look comfortable. Probably not something a baby would go jogging in. Do babies jog? It must be fashion week.

16 Mar 2021

LADDER DANCING

Painting a stairway isn’t easy. It’s awkward. How do you use a ladder on stairs? The stairway leading to my studio was painted aqua as part of “pond” theme. It was pretty cool but made the staircase dark so the landlord hire a painter (Joe) and his helper to apply a coat of white paint. They were here for a few days and I got to know them. Joe told me he was always being ribbed about being too old […]

15 Mar 2021

LET ‘EM RIP

Some of the more interesting items being stocked at the Sunbeam General Store. There could be plenty of applications for these. It could be used as a warning system, like the sirens that are set up for tsunamis or nuclear meltdowns. Maybe if you got musical talent you could whistle a tune. Get together with some others and form a band. Chances are live performances wouldn’t sell out, though.

14 Mar 2021

SIGNS

Some savvy street marketing with strategic wording to get you thinking. It is one thing to outright ask someone for something. Can I have some money? That’s a question. It can be answered directly. The answer can be “no.” It’s another thing to be oblique. To ask without asking. I wonder if the author of these signs did any A/B testing to see which sign has the best results.

13 Mar 2021

ROADS ARE FOR WALKING

There is something satisfying about walking in the middle of the road. You own it. It’s fun. It’s doing something your really aren’t supposed to do. Before cars dominated our lives, we could walk anywhere without much fear of being creamed by a speeding hunk of metal. Horses and mules that pulled our carts and carriages did not particularly want to crash into us. They had eyes and could make decisions about when to stop or veer. The original self-driving […]

12 Mar 2021

POISON AISLE

You can tell where you are, even if your eyes are closed. It’s the smell of chemicals. It is amazing how many products are produced and sold whose sole purpose is to kill. Many of the labels boast about the product’s killing power. And they come in such nice, brightly colored packages.

11 Mar 2021

WET

It’s a sign behind a sign. Somebody is telling someone something. I wondered if it was written by a long distance hitchhiker hitting a patch of bad weather, but that is probably not likely. I don’t think hitchhikers carry spray paint. Who is this message for? It is strategically located at a stop light where people will pause and have time to read it (if they are not checking their cell phones). So maybe it’s for us, the traveling public. […]

10 Mar 2021

PHOTOS ON THE FLY

Drones aren’t a novelty anymore. Nearly 900,000 drones are registered with the FFA, about 400.00 for commercial use and about 500,000 for recreational use. They are eyes in the sky. (And we thought satellite photos were intrusive). The trajectory from model airplanes to computer-guided quadracopters is astounding. I’m looking forward to the day that they are big enough to carry me and I can use it to commute.

09 Mar 2021

CHALKING

It’s become a traditional way to celebrate various events, movements and causes in Frenchtown. Get out the giant sticks of chalk and invite everyone to show up and lay down some sidewalk art. The chalkings may may last a couple weeks if the weather is dry or only a day if the rains come wash them away. It’s a way to be heard. No permits required.

08 Mar 2021

ART OF CAMDEN

Camden NJ has a reputation. It isn’t too good. Like most cities there are areas that you may want to avoid. But it also has a lot of mural art. Many buildings are beautiful canvases. This little building takes it to a new level. It is a mosaic started in 2009 and it is still going, still being created. Google Street View has a function to show photos it has produced over the years. The earliest Street View of this […]