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I spent some time this day reflecting on the events of 9/11 and how it fundamentally changed our country. I also remembered the son of a friend, who died the day before of a drug overdose. The two always go hand in hand for me. I lost my faith on 9/11, and don't think I ever found it again. Wandering in the wilderness.

We had our first faculty meeting of the semester today. It was lively and productive. We have a new faculty member who has a good sense of what is going on, and it was great to hear her voice in the discussion.

The new socks I wore today:

socks

I showed them to my colleagues, and they were quite surprised that I would wear socks like this. I guess I am perceived as a button-down type. I'm not--that's just my disguise.

One of my friends who is an awesome photographer, and is taking a class on campus this semester, posted a photo on Facebook the other day of the water tower next to my office. It was so interesting, and so unlike anything I would ever think to photograph. I love that. I love how other photographers can see the same space so differently than I do.

It stimulated me to take another look at the immediate environment around my office/cubicle trailer, and see what I could see. Across from our trailers is the old aeronautical building. It's just classrooms now, but used to be a place where they would test old airplane engines, and it had two towers, that acted as some sort of exhaust system. Now they are just towers. So that's what I photographed today, along with the half moon. I used a Snapseed filter to make it dramatic.

lusk and moon

Date: 2017-09-20 10:19 pm (UTC)
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I lost my faith in the early 90s when I went to my coworker's wake. He was almost 40 years older but we were close. He had a heart attack and drove himself to the hospital and didn't come home. The thing that got me was he really looked dead. Just gray. Somehow it was easier to believe the previous dead people I'd seen had gone to heaven but not Marty. He was dead never come back.
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