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Up front

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Ever since I witnessed a person call a nearby lady a “f****** b****” and me a “f****** loser” on two separate occasions at a downtown church, I’ve been avoiding that parish and going to this one. I can handle a verbal assault, and didn’t contact the authorities, even though the outburst against me was witnessed by a Eucharistic Minister. The two incidents spurred a lot of new thought about madness and mysticism, which I’ve been blogging about at earthpages.org.

So I’m avoiding that parish, for the most part, to avoid conflict. It’s not right and I should be able to go and worship without fear wherever I please in Canada. But sometimes the smart move is to just stay away.

This photo was taken yesterday at another parish that, actually, is closer to where I live. As you can see it’s under reno and tends to be very crowded because 2/3 of the pews have been temporarily removed. The holy water basins are empty, I guess because they’d be full of construction dust otherwise. So I just take my own little bottle of holy water and apply it once I get inside the parish.

Yesterday after Mass I noticed the sun was hitting the small gold cross on a pole, and I thought it was an interesting contrast to all the other scaffolding poles in the background. Something significant there. The worldly and the sacred.

Unfortunately I just used my phone, and it was zoomed 3x, so the image is a bit more blurry than I’d like.


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make love not accidents…

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the bug

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Jesus of the wires


wet xmas

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There’s this rule in art and photography that the eye likes to see pictures broken up into thirds. Well, maybe not broken up but, properly said, proportioned in thirds. I don’t always follow it because rules are made to be broken. But this photo is a good example of the law of thirds. In this case, it’s horizontally applied. But it also can be vertically or holistically applied.

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About face…

me tooI just touched up the ‘About‘ page at my relatively new photoblog, Just my pics.

And I do some tech talk about free photo-editing software and wax philosophical about religion and related issues… 🙂