Tag Archives: city

open society.


 powerful messages found everywhere


“in an open society, no idea can be above scrutiny, just as no people should be beneath dignity.”

-maajid nawaz


grand trunk pub, detroit, michigan, usa -2020



 when walking downtown

this just sitting on a corner

no palm trees to be found

i wonder

if you are missing your coconut

did you leave it behind

 did you lose it

and not notice?

“in the garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded by coconuts of wakefulness.”

-chogyam trungpa



as the city begins to reopen

i find so many things at an intersection

guys on scooters, cars, pedestrians, orange construction cones,

lights, signs, trees, a clock, flyers

and of course

a robot delivering food across town

who gets the right of way?

man or machine?

“we’re fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves.”

-ken goldberg

main street.


main street, ann arbor, mi, usa – 1952, a few years back.

when transportation options were booming

and parking was more flexible.

“all the stories i’ll ever need are right here on main street.”

-robert corbier










photo credits: ann arbor townies, carol nordman










so many things to discover on the street

wonders all.


“the marvels of daily life are exciting;

no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.”

-robert doisneau



ann arbor, michigan, usa – september 2018

moon over mi-city.


 last night’s super moon over ann arbor. 

“i’ve never seen a moon in the sky that,

if it didn’t take my breath away,

at least misplaced it for a moment.”

-colin farrell




image credit: g.e. anderson, alumni association of university of michigan