As a photographer that nearly always has a camera with him, I find myself amassing thousands of photos from my every day life and I have never really had any idea what to do with them. I always just post mini essays on the blog and then they get buried in the space-time-internet continuum. I always felt like all the photos were too disparate to put in one place. I finally got fed up, said “screw it” and threw together an insanely loose edit from the last while called “the in between" over on my website. Most of these photos have been posted on here at one point in time but who knows if you will remember them. I also got rid of some weaker essays on the site and threw some of the standouts in there. Feels good to purge. It’s also pretty strange for me to look through these photos from my world and realize how strange, varied and beautiful life is.
Can we all just get together and agree that the death penalty is wrong? I mean seriously, lets just acknowledge that when we hear about a crime and immediately think “lets kill that f***er”, that impulse is the darkness of our humanity coming out. It’s a distorted idea of justice. One death does not somehow nullify another. We have institutionalized our impulse for revenge. We have to be better as a society than the evil we are trying to stamp out.
“So raising the income tax rate on the top 2 percent of earners would raise $700 billion dollars, but taking half of everything the bottom 50 percent have in this country would do the same. I see the problem here: we need to take all of what the bottom 50 percent have.”—Jon Stewart on income equality and the poor’s “free ride” (via hoodablah)