Travel Theme: Broken


Each week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? challenges bloggers with a creative word. This week we’re to post photos inspired by “Broken.” That took me in a few directions as we’re invited by advertisement, friends, temptations, and commerce. I hit a few of these possibilities with the photos above.

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This woman sells used clothes on a street near campus. She’s part of the neighborhood and though she clearly is needy, there’s nothing pathetic about her. She tends to her business and somehow survives. She’s got drive and dignity.

Last week I did give her a bag full of old clothes to add to her inventory. As an outsider, I don’t feel I should ask her story. It seems insensitive to ask, even if I could, for her to give a stranger an account of how she wound up here, scraping by. I do wonder though.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Adventure


The U.S. army or Marines once had an ad campaign more or less saying “This is not a job it’s an adventure.” As our first year students march and shout, I’m glad I don’t have to partake of this adventure. I was surprised to hear them on Saturday of a long weekend at 6:45 am.

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced. 2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag. 3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great photos from each month’s most popular challenge. Other great photos:

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