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Remember when “cashing checks” was like a regular thing that you did?

Lubbock County, Texas
photographed 4.24.2022

“executive” is not the word I would have used

Someone may not understand the implications of the word “executive.” None of the things here – the broken windows; the wonky, old-time Venetian blinds; the awning frame that lacks an awning; those awful benches; and even the weather checked sign conjure up anything that the word generally implies. But maybe someone needs credit for trying?

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.17.2022

let’s pray

This used to be a fancy downtown hotel, the In Town Inn.

These days it’s neither fancy nor a hotel, which is of course the very reason my camera and I paid it a visit.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.17.2022


This stretch limo has been parked next to a vacant building for years. Both, of course, have their best days far, far in the past. I was downtown the other Sunday afternoon (you know why) and took a look at the limo; after all these years of kind-of seeing it, it seemed like it was about damn time I went in for a closer look. In addition to many pounds of bird shit splattered all over it, there was a nice array of a shattered driver’s side window, a felt cowboy coat, a bible, and Spanish dictionary, a red crayon, and a granola bar. That seems like a lot of narratives all congregating in one location, doesn’t it?

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.17.2022

*UPDATE* Two days ago, I drove by this location and the car was gone. Good thing I finally got around to photographing it.

new forest, eventually, maybe

It’s going to take a minute or so, but maybe one day these little sprouts will turn into a forest…

Nambé, New Mexico
photographed 9.1.2019

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