Freelance photographer, holder of season tickets to the University of North Carolina baseball team and the Durham Bulls, Master of Library Science, civil servant. I like rock music, sweet tea, pedal steel played well, Fuji 1600 ISO film, the Band & the Rolling Stones, vintage dresses, my 17 year old Doc Martens and my Chippewa motorcycle boots, old rangefinders and Holgas, North Carolina beaches, pitching and defense, Matt Wieters, and chili cheese hotdogs.
"[I]t’s hard to write about depression. For one, there’s the fear that the minute you say, “I’m suffering from depression,” people will look at you funny. That they will nod at you with wincing, constipated face, place a hand on your arm and say, with all good intent, “How are you?” And your pain will war with your desire to be “normal” and not looked at funny by sympathetic people at parties. So you will answer, “Fine, thanks” while you’ll think of all the things you could say: “Partly cloudy with a strong chance of rain later?” “Mostly okay except for that silent sobbing I did on the F train this afternoon which frightened the school children.” “Well, I’m okay now but around 10 PM I could be drinking from a seemingly bottomless cup of self-loathing, so stick around if you’re into that sort of thing.” You do not want to be labeled “That Depressed Person,” which was not a show on ABC."
Or, why you should never equate “how are you” with small talk.(via lastyearsgirl)
Legendary baseball players such as Satchel Paige, Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, and Quincy Trouppe (all pictured above) left the Negro Leagues to play ball for the team.
Photo: Courtesy Hake’s Americana & Collectibles/Atlantic Monthly Press h/t vintagesportspictures
NPR Interview and Link to purchase book: Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line
Silhouettes of Chicago White Sox legend Minnie Minoso, as he talks with Cuban slugger Jose Abreu (right) on the day Abreu signed with the White Sox. His first team after defecting and leaving Cuba.“There was hope in him, and soon perhaps the outline of his journey would take form.”
― Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely HunterPhoto: AP/ Charles Rex Arbogast
alana zimmer by liz collins
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To get an idea of what the book is about, check out this post: “10 Ways To Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered.”
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"My heroes, from Hank Williams to Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan, were popular musicians. They had hits. There was value in trying to connect with a large audience… [But] artists with the ability to engage a mass audience are always involved in an inner debate as to whether it’s worth it, whether the rewards compensate for the single-mindedness, energy and exposure necessary to meet the demands of the crowd… [A] large audience is, by nature transient. If you depend on it too much, it may distort what you do and who you are. It can blind you to the deeper resonances of your work and the importance of your most committed listeners."