[I was] also feeling that I’ve done what I could in terms of photographing [people with] HIV and AIDS. There are such huge limitations being the outside photographer, the non positive photographer photographing positive people, often photographing poor people in poorer countries. I just thought it was time to explore ways of handing over the camera [to] actual positive people..
FIREFIGHTING AWARDS The Danvers Fire Department received special honors during the 18th annual Firefighter of the Year Awards for its response to the chemical blast last year in Danversport. The Special Fire Marshal’s Award was to be presented to the entire 51 member force for its response to the Nov. The Fire Marshal’s Award for Excellence in Leadership was given to Captain Douglas Conrad, who was the commanding officer at the scene, Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Farrell, and Fire Chief James Tutko.
As always, we close the show with what’s making us happy this week. Stephen is happy about Olympic madness and a new NPR Music series. Brittany is happy about an upcoming E! series (and yes, we meant to say Blac Chyna is the ex girlfriend of Rob’s sister’s ex boyfriend, not of Rob’s ex boyfriend, not that that would not also make a great show).
But the differences between them might reveal something about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. “One of them is very professionally run and does a lot of work. The other seems to be more loosely run. I just had to wear my plimsolls. It’s best not to draw attention and to be eccentric about it. When you travel to so many places, you can’t always have the right accessories, unless you leave clothes and shoes in every house..
I, personally, have minimised social media consumption on my smartphone. Before more lynchings, assassinations, arrests, communal riots, lives destroyed and national security endangered, we need a new discourse on social media usage. Unfortunately, this central government looks unfit to leadsuch a campaign..
A polite, “Oh, thank you, but I much rather stand,” would not cut it. People would practically bully me into sitting. My ride home was only 20 minutes, and sitting on the bus made me very uncomfortable and nauseated, but it was like no one could fathom that I might prefer not to sit and I would end up in this awkward back and forth of, “No, really, PLEASE keep your seat.
There is a strong whiff of the high school curriculum (Salinger, notably) and a lot of fantasy. The presence of LaHaye’s vision of Armageddon (and the Second Coming) happening in the Middle East in the first years of the 21st century is slightly troubling. But what is striking is the near complete absence of male action, war stories.