Andrew’s Christmas List

My husband found this wish list sometime in July or August. I wonder if Andrew is still bitter that he didn’t get a pet rhino, or if he understands that his demanding wishes will take more than a few weeks to fulfill.

1000000000 Kisses

When I was walking to work, I cut through the park. The letter was a little wet.

Want to Hear Your Voice

I found this love letter lying on the sidewalk, face up, staring at me as I walked by. I wish I knew how to get it to it’s rightful owner – it probably fell out of someone’s door.

Geek Romance

I run a small technology lab at a local university. I found this message left at my printer this morning. Somebody printed it last night and forgot to pick it up. The lab is open-use so there’s no way for me to know who printed it.

Drinking and Playing Cards

I found this old Polaroid in a coal miner’s house in the Bull’s Head section of Scranton. I’m not old enough to date the photo, but I’d guess 1950′s. There were other pictures with it, but this is the one I kept.

The Divide

I found this photo in a book I bought at an estate sale in my neighborhood. After finding the picture, I went back to the sale to see if there were any others shots like this, but there were only the usual family photos. All I could find out about the family was that they … Continued

New Trick

Part of a stash of photos my friend Jess found scattered in the basement when she moved into her house. It was likely taken under I-95 in Philadelphia.

Moral Inventory

I found this note while walking to the El on the way to a job interview early in the morning. Wish I could read this person’s poetic interpretations of the other ten steps!

That Gentle S-Curve

I was having coffee with some friends of mine and a homeless man gave us gems he’d found in dumpsters. My friends got a parasol, a zippo lighter, a flash, and a pack of batteries. I got a disposable camera full of many many almost identical shots of this man doing various things in his … Continued