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I guess that’s why it’s called ‘average’

You know, when someone roams the world photographing the first hundred people they find in each city (who agree to be photographed), & then average those hundred faces & call each composite by the city name — it’s surprising how similar we all look. Or, well, maybe it isn’t. But …

Poe’s Deadly Daughters

Hey, hi, how you been? What’ve you been up to? Me? No, just busy, is all. But I’m hoping to get away soon-ish. Do you tweet? As an early birthday present, I scored an invitation to be part of the fabulous Poe’s Deadly Daughters blog this weekend (this weekend in …

Mind plays tricks

Coming down the escalator at Greenwood Plaza, the long one, at the end of a long day — concentration dead, eyes heavy, brain fritzing randomly — I saw from the corner of my eye a woman two metres down the escalator from me, turned to her left and gazing intently …

The stranger

“I have a story to tell, but if I tell it, they’ll kill me.” “Who will?” I ask, compulsively. Because even sober I’d want to know the answer to that. “When I was 18, I was beaten by six screws. I was naked. Neddy Smith asked me if I’d screamed.” …

Bad pennies

Much excitement at chateau deborahb this morning, but not the good kind. Turns out we had a break-in last night while we were sleeping. And before anyone feels TOO sorry for me, I have to confess that all I lost was a window (400 bucks, thank you very much) & …

Lost & found

A moment of early-morning panic today when I couldn’t find my marvellous new phone (with the camera) — currently the only item I really love. But then I remembered: it was plugged into my computer. (What’s next, wireless technology?!) So I’ll still be able to take it on my daily …

Dawn of a new era

I’ve never been considered ‘an early adopter’, & so it’s only THIS year that I’ve gotten me one of them new-fangled phones with the cameras in them. (What’s next? Microwaves with clocks?!) It’s not a great camera, particularly in low light, but one thing it does have: portability. In today’s …