Postcards from Around and About

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As I said in today’s Fatal Foodies post (recipe for Stuffed French Toast included), some friends and I went to Toast on Market the other day. While we were there, this young man came in–a young teen–with his proud mother. He’s going for the world’s record Mohawk length, and I think he’s well on his way. He and his mother gave me permission to take his picture and post it here. Yes, it really is magenta.

I like to go to Louisville, and a couple of days ago I went to where I could have a panoramic view of a bit of the downtown area. Here are some pictures I snapped. Most of them didn’t come out well because, as Floyd Hyatt said yesterday, a lot of what we see is our perception of what we see. I would see a cool building in the distance, and the camera would see ppphhhhhttt.

I think this little detail may come through. I have no idea what this building is, but I think it’s gorgeous. Isn’t that a pretty little building?

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Then there’s this contrast between old and new — typical Louisville.

Finally, here is a picture that is probably no good, but I like it. You can see the blue hills of Indiana in the distance and, if you look carefully toward the right, one of Louisville’s bridges. And the sky looks JUST LIKE a watercolor wash of a sky. It was amazing!

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Then it got freakin’ HOT up there in the sunlight, so I got in the air conditioned car, drove around on the roof for a couple of turns just because I could, and came home.

A good day.

WRITING PROMPT: Go someplace nearby and take some pictures. Look carefully at what you’re taking the picture of and remember (or note down) why you want to take that picture (the cow looks so sweet, that building over there is interesting). Compare the pictures to your notes and/or memory.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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