Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Family of Man



Saturday afternoon at Cleveland's Rockefeller Park.

Water Park





"Isn't this a great thing?" a lady asked us on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon at Rockefeller Park, where her children were playing in the water. "It's much better than a swimming pool. They should have these at all the parks."

The children's joy was unalloyed as they ran laughing and shouting while the water splashed over them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday Lakefront



Cleveland, June 13.

Fishing

Sunday afternoon, Cleveland.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pensive

Corner

St. Clair Avenue, 6-5-10.

The Panhandlers' Plight

"Come sit here and let me tell you my story," he beckons, launching into a narrative occasionally interrupted by his requests for money from passersby (most of them declined). "I'm homeless, my feet are dirty and my underwear's soiled. I need $20 so I can stay in a hotel for the night."

"Most people don't know what it's like. I had this one man, he says, 'I ain't giving you any money,' and next time I see him he say he lost his job, his wife left him. You don't know what's gonna happen."

"I'm Jamaican, from Kingston," this man says, without a discernible Jamaican accent.

After posing for a picture, he wants the $10 he spots in your wallet as you dig for smaller change to give him. He is quite practiced at his trade.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blossom Time Carnival




Chagrin Falls, Ohio, May 29, 2010.

Neighborhood




Larchmere Boulevard, 06-04-10. I love my neighborhood.