SF’long way from home
Photography is the art, application, and practice of creating durable images by recording light, either electronically by means of an image sensor, or chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film.
Photography brought the world to the world.
The smart phone has made it even more ubiquitous, and someone’s sense of humor.
The world is about 7.75 billion people. Its likely most of those people—us—understand what is a photograph.
The “photograph” has a common meaning, not in its content, but its form which defines the meaning of the content. . Show someone a photograph and they will identify it as a photograph.
They may not have a common interpretation as to what they see in the photograph . . .
but they agree this is a photograph and when they ask What is it? , they expect to find an answer.
When they ‘know‘ its a photograph, the mind generates an image of what it should look like, and when its different, the mind wants to know who manipulated the image. “Who Photoshopped it?”
What kind of changes did public education bring to this country? And/or to the world?
There are federal laws, mandates, rules, guidelines, and state laws, mandates, rules, guidelines, and local laws, mandates, rules, guidelines,
And there are individual personalities distributed throughout each bureaucracy . . .
each individual twisting and turning their network of influence in directions not necessarily compatible with the purpose of the bureaucracy
The idea of public education is that life has changed, where in early history education occurred in families through chores, tasks, and responsibilities, apprenticeships;
as humans evolved with increasing technological advances, divisions of labor and complex economic interrelationships . . . A standard set of adult skills was identified and came to be taught in schools.
Basic language, basic math—As society keeps changing, these skills are constantly being redefined.
Public education meant that kids attended, compulsory attendance, public schools in an orderly fashion.
Student socialization experiences increasingly occur with other students of their own age. The situations of the schools—locations, finances, etc— come to play an important part in the socialization experiences of the students. They develop their own norms based on their social experiences with each other, semi-independent of family or village elders.
Students develop their own norms and a more commonsense of reality based more on their experiences with each other, and less with family or village elders, but still in the presence of adult professionals with a more common standard across the country than local communities.
Looking west from Albuquerque NM, the land is flat desert and the path of the late afternoon sun light can be relatively closer to the Earth without being blocked.
Minnesota plains are windy, upon arriving it quickly becomes an unconscious habit to make sure anything you put down is weighted enough not to blow away.
Driving down the driveway/road to the house, the second floor windows are seen. It was an empty house used as a barn for storage by the couple that lived in a trailer at the turn off. He had stored a barrel of salted fish only to return later to find a bear had broken in and ate the fish. Revenge— so he bought another barrel of fish, put it in place and started spending nights there, with a firearm.
An old farmhouse with a small apple orchard in the front yard, a wood stove and a pump in the kitchen, a gas refrigerator and gas lights.
Somerville neighbors on a warm afternoon
Rolling a joint in the 1960s, everyone patiently waiting . .
Fifty years later holding moms hand in rehab.
Each story has its own picture , don’t push back.
Gate gate paragate parasamgate Bodhi svaha