Friday

Fox Cities Trestle Bridge


Monday

Brand Free

Public spaces free of branding are becoming rare. People now pay for the privilege of being in a "Brand Free" environment, but those spaces themselves are branded.

Great Egret


Great Egret
Originally uploaded by Kurt Peters
If you look close you can see the bird in the center of the photo.

Wednesday

Canterbury Park


Canterbury B&W
Originally uploaded by Kurt Peters

Saturday

Fort Snelling State Park from Hwy 494

Friday

Thinking Outside the Box

The phrase "thinking outside the box" is a cliche and as such is still inside the box.

Sunday

Longfellow Gardens


Longfellow Gardens
Originally uploaded by Kurt Peters

Saturday

Day at the Lakes


Day at the Lakes
Originally uploaded by Kurt Peters

Pain

We will always accept well intentioned pain much more readily than unintentional pain.

Washburn Park Water Tower


The Topology of Information

We are recognized through channels but we are known through streams.

Tuesday

A Sense of Place

We can't control what we remember or why. I'm not talking about traumatic or dramatic events but rather innocuous moments that we hardly gave a second thought to while they happened yet years later we are able to recall them with such vivid recollection. One could say this is just a function of aging but I believe these spaces whether we can physically return to them or not orientate our spiritual compass. It is a place our soul remembers, that we take with us.

Lately I've been returning to the Erb Park Pool in Appleton Wisconsin. There's one there now but the one I remember has long ago been torn down. Yet the memories are so real. I'm smelling the chlorine and feel it stinging my eyes. The feel of the slippery blue pool bottom under my feet contrasting the rough stone concrete that surrounds the pool. I can see the dappled sunlight through the trees beyond the pool and hear noise of the life guards whistle above the ambiance of yelling and splashing.

It's not remembering so much as it is a conscious dreaming.