Saturday 24 February 2018
Howard Vollum Aviary At The Oregon Zoo in Washington Park, Portland, Oregon

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Two birds dined on food from a bowl laid on the ground. A sign inside the aviary listed the birds present and briefly described each. Glass doors led into the aviary. Just beyond these doors were a second set of plastic curtain doors. A bird stood on a branch just inside windows outside of which stood colorful autumn trees. View all

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Friday 23 February 2018
Food Carving Demo In The Atrium Of The The Ruby Princess Cruise Ship On A Mexican Cruise

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The results of carving faced the audience. The act of carving, however, faced away from the audience. The third watermelon had transformed into a large lovely flower. A second watermelon was carved to represent a swan among riverside rushes. Having finished, the chefs bowed to the audience. A pineapple, cantaloupe, eggplant, carrot and other vegetables were carved and tacked together with wooden skewers to form a rabbit playing a banjo. Two of the chefs from the ship's kitchen demonstrated the art of carving fruit into decorations. One of the watermelons had been carved into a representation of two fish swimming. View all

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Thursday 22 February 2018
New Cover Image for George Jansen The Fade-Away Novel

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Fade-away is an old-time baseball term for the pitch that is now called a screwball. My novel, The Fade-away, revolves around a washed-up, ex-Big League pitcher —a Native American named Jack Dobbs— who emerges, half-drowned, from a backwater of San Francisco Bay in April, 1900. Dobbs, nicknamed "The Chief," begins to lead a ragtag team of locals to victory, but he does so by cheating, and that's what makes The Fade-away different from most sports tales. It's about ethics. It's about greed. It's about America on the edge of modernity. View all

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Wednesday 21 February 2018
Title As A Category Of Book Thing

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Julianne received as a gift the book, "Contrary to Popular Belief: More than 250 False Facts Revealed" by Joey Green. This was just one of the gifts given to her at her birthday party. View all

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Tuesday 20 February 2018
Mexico Hung Laundry, As Washed Apparel

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Graffiti behind the laundry on a wall with all its lower doors and windows bricked shut. Whites were hung from a line across the yard just in front of a fence outside Puerto Vallarta. Laundry hung in front of a green wall in a rural yard of Mazatán. Laundry hung high up across a roof level balcony. View all

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Monday 19 February 2018
2018 Snow In Eugene, Oregon As A Weather Event

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Snow fell over the monster in the front yard. An elevated planter waiting for its first plants to arrive in the spring. Snow fell over a suburban neighborhood. Temperatures were not correct for the snow to stick to pavement. A brief video showing the snow falling in the front and back yards. View all

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Sunday 18 February 2018
Mexico Gate As Part Of A Fence Structure

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A square wire mesh covered a metal gate. The gate was locked with a padlock to prevent entry to a wide empty fenced area. A partly rusted metal gate, hung from a rusty metal pole, was swung open to allow passage. A gate led to a car parked in a carport. The gate was only half open (or was it only half closed?). A red gate hung from green poles. Three rows of small circles softened the effect of an otherwise harsh, metal barrier. A security gate down by the docks was topped with barbed wire. The gate itself was beat up in the center, yet could still be locked. View all

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Saturday 17 February 2018
People Of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, As A City Place

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A man waited at the entrance to a hand-made sandal store. Three folk chatted on a stairway landing overlooking a fully parked street. Two people dressed in Day of the Dead costumes waited to entice people into the "No Way José" restaurant. Construction workers gathered on a raised concrete platform to eat lunch. A lad walked while listening to music and wrote in a notebook. Construction workers lay on gravel after having eaten a satisfying lunch. People at lunch at a small outdoor restaurant. The tables were shaded by trees. A man walked toward wood laid on the ground behind a building. View all

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Friday 16 February 2018
Animals In Mazatán, Sinaloa, Mexico, As A City Place

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A flock of frigatebirds surrounded the boat because the tour guide was tossing bits of fish into the air. A neighborhood dog slept on the warm sand next to crumpled plastic trash. A pelican flying alongside the boat paused in mid flight so that this photo could be taken. A pelican glided overhead, following the tour boat as it made is way up the estuary. A grackle perched on the stern of a motorboat anchored in the bay. The tour tractor slowly passed three people riding horses along the beach. View all

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Thursday 15 February 2018
Animals In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, As A City Place

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A dog on a leash towed its companions across the road quickly for their safety. Pelicans circled offshore and periodically dove to catch fish. A dog wearing a dapper sweater was out for a midday stroll. A pair of artist rendered lizards decorated the exterior wall of a home. A black dog on a balcony sat and watched the world pass by. View all

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Wednesday 14 February 2018
Posters In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, As A City Place

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A poster was taped to a utility pole. It advertised commercial lots and automobiles. A poster next to a door advertised, "La Reina De Corazones." A shop in the lobby of a building advertised events and shows. Many posters were displayed along the outside of the balcony. Two large posters revealed the purpose of construction. A new multi-storied high-rise condominium building under construction. A poster tacked high on a utility pole appeared to advertise a drag show. A sign from "Tropicasa Realty," was zip-tied to the front door of a house for sale. A private property sign was hung on a fence alongside the road back into town. View all

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Tuesday 13 February 2018
Windows In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, As A City Place

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The window of a residence was partly open over a balcony. The balcony was lined with electric fans and a propane tank. A lamp was not turned on during the day behind a condo window several stories up. A deeply recessed window in a stucco wall had a bit of trash on its sill. The wall was cracked and marred with a black smear. A store window, with stripes on the wall below, featured party supplies. One of the stained glass windows of the "Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe." A store window displayed men's and women's wear and accessories. View all

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Monday 12 February 2018
Tattoos In Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, As A City Place

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Another tattoo parlor was open upstairs just off a balcony. Another tattoo parlor was called, "Tattoo Shop." It was located above a clothing store. A modest tattoo parlor called, "Pinky's Tattoo" was open for business next door to a fitness center. A sign faced the waterfront and advertised, "Black Line Tattoo." A tattoo parlor was located on a rundown street. It was called, "The Studio I Tattoo and Body Piercing." View all

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Sunday 11 February 2018
Provence Dining On The Island Princess A Cruise Ship On a Panama Canal Cruise

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The sign for the Provence Dining Room was mounted on the door next to a fire alarm. The sign read, "Provence Dining Room." The shape in the middle of the sign was the outline of the county of France. The restaurant was lit with wall lamps, windows and overhead, tiny lights. The table was covered in a nice table cloth, with matching napkins. The bread baskets were covered in a complimentary color. The silverware was chromed. View all

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