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I went for a walk in the meadow with my kids today.  They did not go willingly.  It is difficult to convince them to do almost anything, but once they got out there they had a good time.  My older daughter brought her lomo camera with a fish eye lens.  It was interesting for me to view the meadow through...

Over the last 3 months I have walked in the meadow behind my house almost daily.  I usually go in the early morning or the late afternoon, mostly because of the light.  Today I went a little bit late, after the sun had set for the most part.  After having been in the city for nearly 30 years it's interesting...

We recently moved from Brooklyn, where I have been frantically photographing people for the last year, to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I have less opportunities to photograph people.  We moved to take a breather from the energy and intensity of the big city, and to focus on finishing some films.  However, even though we have moved to a secluded...

I read an article today about a UK study concerning rumination, or self-blame, and its relationship to anxiety and depression.  While I think we all understand that depressed and anxious people tend to ruminate on the problems in their lives, I don't think that we usually consider that this kind of circular thinking might be causative. The study states; "We found that people who...

whirlpool take 2 from rumur on Vimeo.******* see note below **** I am like my daughter, or she is like me, in that I am less inclined to want to learn how to do things from others.  Instead I want to figure it out for myself.  Sometimes this is a good thing, because I can develop unique ways of looking...

To the handful of people that were paying a lot of attention to the Atlantic Yards fight it came as no surprise that Judge Marcy Friedman ordered the ESDC to pay Develop Don’t Destroy’s legal fees in relation to the lawsuit they initiated which called for the ESDC to carry out a supplemental Enivronmental Impact Statement.  Last year the Judge ordered the ESDC to perform the study and further ordered them to consider other developers that might be able to bid on Phase 2.  I think we all know that this won’t happen but at least the courts have agreed that it should. The case hinged on the fact that the original impact statement was predicated on a 10 year build out.  Develop Don’t Destroy called foul because the developer had publicly discussed a 25 year build out.  In court the ESDC said they believed it would only take 10 years.  Develop Don’t Destroy tried to submit documents showing that the ESDC knew this wasn’t possible but the judge mistakenly wouldn’t admit them.   Had she considered these facts its very likely that the arena would not have built. What’s most interesting about this is that almost no one covered it.  Of course Norman Oder wrote a short novella about it, and a couple of blogs picked that up.  Today is the one year anniversary of the ribbon cutting. Barclays Ribbon Cutting from rumur on Vimeo.