Sunday, February 24, 2013


Young audience members at the East Cleveland Public Library's Black History Month gala presentation.

Today's Superman

Kids in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood, the birthplace of Superman's creators, Jerry Shuster and Joe Siegel.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cedar Tire Service

Cedar Avenue, Cleveland.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

February Days

Florida 2013, Part II

Jo Jo, who was hanging out with friends in the park and didn't mind posing for a photo. "You wouldn't happen to have a dollar, would you? I'm not gonna lie to you, I wanna buy a beer." I liked her honesty and spirit.

Downtown Clearwater is the home of Scientology's "spiritual headquarters," in the former Fort Harrison Hotel, which the Church bought under an assumed name in the 1970s. According to Lawrence Wright, author of "Going Clear," the sleepy town of Clearwater was chosen by L. Ron Hubbard in part because of its name, "clear" being a key tenet in Scientology. Many identically dressed Scientologists (white shirts, dark pants), not a little reminiscent of Mormons, can be seen milling about downtown.

A beacon on this otherwise bland portion of Sunset Point Road.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Florida 2013, Part I

 Friendly cab driver Pierre, who emigrated from Haiti. His family still lives there, and he sends them money. He lost relatives in the earthquake disaster.

 This female cockatoo, helping to sell insurance at the Oldsmar Flea Market, is named Chevy.

 Flea Market proprietress, with flags.

A more interesting mix of people is found near downtown Clearwater.