The kindness of strangers

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The kindness of strangers
I had an appointment to meet someone on Central Park West and 66th Street (essentially across the street from the famous "Tavern on the Green" restaurant), and — as usual — arrived half an hour early. So I sat on a park bench, and watched a wide spectrum of humanity walk, stroll, and ride past me. Tourists, students, babysitters, friends, lovers, bicycle-powered messengers, retired people, and joggers moved past me, usually paying no attention to me at all…

I had my camera on my lap, pointed more-or-less straight ahead, with the zoom set to an 18mm wide-angle setting. With a couple of exceptions (including this photo), I didn’t bother aiming, focusing, or even raising the camera to my eye; if the picture looked like it might be interesting, I just pressed the shutter button at the appropriate moment.

I took three or four pictures of this man as he navigated slowly across 66th Street on Central Park West (just behind where this picture was taken), stopping every few feet to catch his breath. When he reached a tree that’s just out of sight on the right side of this picture, he decided to put his arm out and rest a while longer; you can see that in the previous picture of this sequence …

Seeing his condition, a very nice couple approached him and asked if they could help walk him to the bus-stop, which was about twenty feet further ahead (indeed, you can see the approaching bus in the background). They helped him onto the bus, and then walked away…

And, yes, I did notice the reaction of the woman on the left side of the picture: I felt that she was demonstrating the reaction that all of us would have felt if we were there, in person, to witness this little vignette of humanity…

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Note: this photo was published in an Apr 13, 2009 blog entitled "Bold Compassion in The Jungle of Life." It was also published in a June 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Acts-of-Kindness," as well as a June 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Kindness in the World Today." More recently, it was published in an Aug 2, 2009 blog titled "Expressing the Heart’s Wisdom by Giving (Dimensions of the Heart in Yoga – Part 4)." And it was published as an illustration in a Sep 2009 Squidoo blog titled "Kindness in the World Today." It was also published in a Sep 29, 2009 blog titled "The Volunteer Wellness Effect," as well as an Oct 1, 2009 blog titled "Kind the Gap!" And I’ve discovered that it was published in a Sep 20, 2009 Asian blog (Japanese? Chinese? Korean? I can’t tell) titled "something-something-something spiritual life begins," as well as an Apr 20, 2012 blog titled Study found that rich people tend to have less compassion mondetto.com/2012/04/20/study-found-that-rich-people-tend…

It was also published in a Nov 13, 2009 blog titled "Improve the World: See a Need and Meet It." And it was published in a Dec 8, 2009 blog titled "Random Acts of Kindness, Yahoo! Style." And I found it published in a Nov 26, 2009 blog titled "Thanksgiving All Year." It was also published in a Dec 23, 2009 blog titled "Listening part 3: Action." And it was published as an illustration in an undated (Dec 2009) Squidoo blog titled "Sweet Kindness."

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 22, 2010 blog titled "Healthy Acts of Kindness." And it was published in a Feb 11, 2010 blog titled "Finding experts in your company." It was also published in a Feb 14, 2010 blog titled "Help Others and Help Yourself." And it was published in a Feb 26, 2010 blog titled "Caring For A Loved One With Myelodysplastic Syndromes – Part 1: Making Your Own Health A Priority." It was also published in a Mar 1, 2010 blog titled "Brunetta sul pianeta anziani “Sarà il Comune a chiamarli”." And it was published in a Mar 26, 2010 Positive Psychology News blog titled "Are You a Half-hearted or a Whole-hearted Helper?” And it was published in a Jul 12, 2010 blog titled "Study Reveals Common Features Of Long-Term Surviving Multiple Myeloma Patients (EHA 2010).” It was also published in a Jul 20, 2010 blog titled "One Small Act of Kindness Leads to Another." And it was published in a Jul 25, 2010 blog titled "Kind the Gap." It was also published in an Aug 3, 2010 blog titled "Planting Seeds: Kindness Week.” And it was published in an undated (mid-August 2010) Squidoo blog titled "Discover the uses of Adaptive clothing," and another undated (late-August) Squidoo blog titled "Acts of kindness.” It was also published in an Aug 23, 2010 blog titled "Gifts and Choices," as well as an Aug 23, 2010 blog titled "You Never Know." And it was published in a Sep 1, 2010 blog titled "i don’t want to set the world on fire –." It was also published in an Oct 6, 2010 blog titled "Caring For Someone With Multiple Myeloma – Part 3: The Toll Of Caregiving." And it was published in an Oct 7, 2010 blog titled "Help Always, Hurt Never," as well as an Oct 9, 2010 San Francisco Examiner blog titled "It doesn’t take much to make someone’s day." It was also published in an Oct 11, 2010 Women’s Tuxedos blog, with the same title as the caption on this Flickr page, as well as an Oct 13, 2010 Women’s Tuxedos blog that was titled "The Evil Spender Woman in All of Us." And it was published in an undated (mid-Nov 2010) Dating Advice Expert blog, titled "Relationship Advice for Men: The Ones Who Need it Most." It was also published in a Nov 18, 2010 blog titled "My Reality Show." And it was published in a Nov 24, 2010 blog titled "Thanksgiving Attitude." Also for reasons unknown to me, it was published in a Dec 18, 2010 "How to Meet Fine Women" blog titled "International dating and matchmaking website for singles seeking Chinese women from China for love, romance and marriage." And it was published in a Dec 27, 2010 blog titled "4 Easy and Effective Marketing Ideas You Should Be Doing … NOW ."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Feb 10, 2011 blog titled "Stories from my past: Opportunities for kindness." It was also published in a Mar 16, 2011 Onsmatch blog, with the same aption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published as an illustration in an undated (late Apr 2011) Squidoo blog titled "Acts of kind-ness." It was also published in a May 16, 2011 Plinky blog titled "A High School Class that Should be Mandatory." And it was published in an undated (early Jun 2011) blog titled "How To Be Welcome At A Blog (Or A Party)." It was also one of several photos displayed on an undated (late Jun 2011) American Senior TV Photo Credits blog page, as well as a Jul 20, 2011 blog titled "Melphalan-Prednisone-Thalidomide Combination May Increase Survival In Elderly Multiple Myeloma Patients. And it was published in an Aug 2, 2011 Cool Lover Boots images blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in an Aug 7, 2011 blog titled " Sunday Seven Day Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness."

For some unknown reason, this photo was also published as an illustration in an undated (late Aug 2011) Squidoo blog posting titled " Reasons why Modest Clothing is a Must." It was also published in a Sep 13, 2011 blog titled "Do men seek relationship advice from other men very often?" And it was published in a Sep 30, 2011 blog titled "Trust, Connectedness, and Kindness." It was also published in an Oct 13, 2011 blog titled "Why would anyone take relationship advice from a single woman under the age of 30?" And it was published in a Nov 7, 2011 blog titled "Are ethical people happier?"

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 8, 2012 Finnish blog titled "Kuinka pääsen henkilökohtaiseksi avustajaksi?" It was also published in a Jan 10, 2012 Italian blog titled "Ossitocina is in the air, inspirer gentilezza." And for some reason, it was published in a Feb 7, 2012 blog titled "Secrets of Millionaire Dating." And it was published in a Feb 16, 2012 blog titled "Feb 17th will be … random acts of kindness day." It was also published in a Mar 27, 2012 blog titled "Is Dressing an Easy Thing for the Elderly?" And it was published in an Apr 11, 2012 blog titled "I geni della gentilezza, gentili si nasce con le giuste variant ," as well as an Apr 20, 2012 bog titled "Study showed that rich people tend to have less compassion." It was also published in a Jun 5, 2012 posting on "Pam McAllister’s midstream." And it was published in a Jun 22, 2012 blog titled "Which kind of millionaires from the event website do you use?" It was also published in a Jul 15, 2012 Online Dating Site Tip Info blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in an Aug 16, 2012 Russian blog, titled "20 ?????? ???, ??????? ????? ??????? ???????." It was also published in a Sep 19, 2012 blog titled "??????????????????????." It was also published in an Oct 5, 2012 blog titled "Going the Extra Mile." And it was published in a Dec 5, 2012 blog titled From "Tennis Player to Caregiver." It was also published in a Facebook page on Dec 30, 2012 which you can view here.

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 6, 2013 blog titled "Q & A: How is your Christmas going? :)?" It was also published in a Jan 8, 2013 blog titled "Exodus Church." And it was published in a Jan 9, 2013 blog titled "Playing National God Day." It was also published in a Jan 21, 2013 blog titled "Weekly Words 1/25/13," as well as a Jan 23, 2013 blog titled "DTCM aims to boost health and wellness tourism," but also with the caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Jan 24, 2013 blog titled "Make A Difference." It was also published in a Feb 3, 2013 blog titled "What’s Wrong With Being Nice?" And it was published in a Feb 21, 2013 blog titled "nacin da izgradite visok moral kod deteta." It was also published in a Mar 7, 2013 blog titled "Kindness for Beginners." as well as a Mar 18, 2013 blog titled "Respect Your Elders." And it was published in an Apr 17, 2013 blog titled "Why does it take a tragedy to bring out the best in us?" It was also published in a Jun 26, 2013 blog titled "Make a Mark," as well as a Jun 28, 2013 blog titled "The Kindness of Strangers." And it was published in a Jul 6, 2013 blog titled "Compassion: A Jewish Perspective." It was also published in an undated (mid-Jul 2013) Make Friends Online UK Images blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in an Aug 4, 2013 blog titled "New Law Helps Protect Older Adults and Disabled Persons from Financial Exploitation."

Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a Mar 21, 2014 blog titled "Coping with Alzheimer’s as a caregiver." And it was published in an Apr 9, 2014 blog titled "Random Acts of Kindness Day is officially great." It was also published (in a highly cropped form, with only the two individuals on the right side of the photo) in a May 19, 2014 blog titled "Incidence of Alzheimer’s disease continues to rise as boomers age ."

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Note: on Oct 3, 2009 I made some minor edits to this photo. Primarily, I decreased the extent of shadows in the coat worn by the woman on the left, so you could see more details. There were a few other "hot spots" and "cold spots" throughout the photo that I was able to adjust, too. And I made a modest increase in the color saturation of the faces of all four individuals, as well as increasing the vibrancy of non-skin-tone colors. I do think it helps to be able to see more details of the woman’s dark raincoat, but aside from that, none of these "tweaks" are particularly germane to the main emphasis of the photo…

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This woman was sitting at an outdoor table of a small restaurant/coffee-shop on the west side of Columbus Avenue at 73rd Street. It’s the first time that I’ve seen anyone in this particular area (which is near a gym that I usually visit 2-3 times a week) with a laptop, and I was delighted to see that she had a Mac…. and not just any old Mac, but a Mac Powerbook. (But not a MacBook Air :) )

Note: this photo was published in a November 24, 2008 blog posting entitled "Mobile Tech Secrets for Getting Things Done On the Go." It was also published in a Dec 14, 2008 blog entitled "5 Fantastic Blogs To Improve Your Life." It was also published in a Jul 13, 2009 "Pimp Your Mac" blog titled "Pimp my Mail." And it was published in a Jul 24, 2009 blog titled "Step Away From the Computer." For some reason, it was also published as an illustration in an undated (Nov 2009) Mahalo blog titled "Macbook Air Battery" at www-dot-mahalo-dot-com-slash-macbook-air-battery. And it was published in a Nov 20, 2009 blog titled "Breng de klanten service naar de klant." It was also published in a Nov 23, 2009 blog titled "Customer Retention: How to Retain Existing Health Club Clients and Attract New Ones." And it was published in a Dec 4, 2009 blog titled "Every Mum Wrestles With Returning To Work."

More recently, it was published in a Jan 3, 2010 blog titled "Sunday Confessional: I Can’t Stop Facebook Stalking My Ex." And it was published in a Jan 22, 2010 blog titled "Best Places with Free Wi-Fi in Metro Detroit." It was also published in a Feb 11, 2010 blog titled "How Healthcare Organizations Can Benefit From Video Campaigns." And it was published in a Feb 14, 2010 blog titled "The Most Useful Bloggers on the Web." It was also published in a Feb 16, 2010 blog titled "Unresolved Obstacles to the Credibility of Online Degrees," as well as a Feb 25, 2010 blog titled Running your "Fitness Business: Online Software vs Desktop Software." It was also published in an undated (Mar 2010) blog titled "8 Ways to Discover New Music." And it was published, sometime in Apr 2010, as an illustration in the "About Me" page of Sarita Li Johnson’s blog. It was also published in an Apr 9, 2010 blog titled "Technology Vs. Human Eye: You Decide the Winner." And it was published in an Apr 17, 2010 blog titled "12 Hands-on tips to protect yourself online."

It was also published in an Apr 19, 2010 blog titled EMOBILE?UQ Flat????????????????????????? — which I’ve been told means "Ed Yourdon is really an amazing photographer," but I’m not sure I believe it. And it was published in an Apr 22, 2010 blog titled "Gift ideas for working mums," as well as an Apr 22, 2010 blog titled "La intimidad en Internet: el pánico de los padres de la Generación M" (the English-language version of which is Internet privacy: Generation M parents panic." It was also published in an Apr 27, 2010 blog about Facebook’s new privacy settings, titled "Facebook, cómo darse de baja," at www-dot-tuexperto-dot-com/2010/04/27/facebook-como-darse-de-baja/ . And on May 12, 2010 it showed up in a Web ad for the movie, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

It was also published in an undated (May 2010) HeartsForU blog , with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Jun 7, 2010 blog titled "5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Small Business Blog," as well as a Jun 8, 2010 blog titled "Zmiana IP na 10 sposobów." It was also published in a Jun 21, 2010 blog titled Is "Blogging for Your Small Business Dead?" And it was published in a Jul 1, 2010 blog titled "2 Things All Content Creators Can Do." It was also published in a Jul 13, 2010 blog titled "Top 15 Countries Where Most Active Bloggers Are Located." And a cropped, horizontally flipped version of the photo was published in a Jul 27, 2010 blog titled "Welcome to the Gig Economy." It was also published in an Aug 12, 2010 blog titled "Women Spend More Time Online," and it was published in an undated (late August 2010) blog titled "Why you need to write in advance (and I do to!)." It was also published in a Sep 14, 2010 blog titled "Cool Top Blogging Subjects Images." And in one of the more bizarre publication examples I’ve seen on the Internet, the photo was published in a Sep 30, 2010 blog titled " Gillette Venus Original Razor, 1 Razor 2 Cartridges, 1-count Package Reviews." It was also published in an Oct 10, 2010 blog titled "17 laptop computers-17.3? 17? LAPTOP BAG NOTEBOOK CASE COMPUTER CARRYING." And it was published in a Nov 14, 2010 COMPARE LAPTOP PCS TABLETS & SMARTPHONES blog, with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in two Nov 18, 2010 blogs, titled 3 Steps To Getting The Ultimate Article Marketing Guide" and "Investing On Internet Marketing Software." And it was published in a Nov 23, 2010 blog titled "The Online Business Opportunity for the New Entrepreneur," as well as a Nov 26, 2010 blog titled "Why Now Is The Right Time To Compare Online Trading." It was also published in a Nov 29, 2010 blog titled "The Truth About What Is Article Marketing." And it was published in a Dec 9, 2010 blog titled "Internet Schools- A Time for Choosing," as well as a Dec 18, 2010 Lifehacker blog titled "Step Away From Your Desk For A More Focused Environment." Also in late Dec 2010, I found that the photo had been published in the "about" page of a site called CafeWorkr.

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a Jan 6, 2011 Desktopize blog/, with the same title and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Jan 8, 2011 blog titled "How to Build Your Own Profitable Small Internet Business." And it was published in a Jan 17, 2011 blog titled "How can i get my camera to take pictures like this?" It was also published in a Jan 25, 2011 blog titled "JUSTICE DEPT. WANTS PROVIDERS TO RETAIN INTERNET DATA." It was also published in a Jan 28, 2011 blog titled "7 Blogging Tips for Increased Traffic."

The photo was also published in a Feb 1, 2011 blog titled "Traveling With Your Laptop," as well as a Feb 17, 2011 blog titled "How You Can Make Changes To Your Business Website, Your Way." And it was published in a Feb 27, 2011 blog titled "Best Places with Free Wi-Fi in Metro Detroit." It was also published in a Mar 4, 2011 blog titled "Hi… What would be on your personal software wish list?? and what features wld you want in each? :)?" And it was published in a Mar 24, 2011 blog titled "11 Dos and Don’ts for Dating Online." It was also published in a May 13, 2011 blog titled "What Are Your Prospects Looking for Online?" And it was published in a May 24, 2011 blog titled "How To Achieve Success From Stone Cold Steve Austin." It was also published in an undated (late May 2011) Cafeworkr website "about" page titled "Purpose of Cafeworkr." And it was published in a Jun 1, 2011 blog titled "Blogging Tips: Top 6 WordPress Plugins." It was also published in a Jun 21, 2011 blog titled "Consumerization of IT Challenges Device-Centric ITAM." And it was published in an undated (late Jun 2011) blog titled "Internet privacy: Generation M parents panic." It was also published in a Jul 31, 2011 Compare-online blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page, as well as an Aug 3, 2011 bog titled "How To Search For A Repeatable & Scaleable Business Model." And it was published in an Aug 28, 2011 blog titled "Facebook vi rende più disinvolte negli approcci?"

Moving into the fall of 2011, the photo was published in a Sep 8, 2011 blog titled "Entidade da UE descontente com a auto-regulamentação de publicidade comportamental on-line." And it was published in a Sep 14, 2011 blog titled "New Rules for Business in the Social Media Age." It was also published in an Oct 5, 2011 Tolle Crazy Computer blog and a Nov 7, 2011 Active-Internet-dot-de blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written here on this Flickr page.

Moving into 2012, the photo wa published in a Jan 12, 2012 Romanian blog titled "M?mici f?r? griji la service ." And it was published in a Jan 29, 2012 blog titled "Nice Online Dating Secrets of Success Photos." It was also published in an undated (early Feb 2012) blog titled "WIEDEN + KENNEDY TECH INCUBATOR PICKS ITS STARTUP CLASS OF 2011", as well as a Feb 17, 2012 blog titled "Internett og WiFi i Amsterdam." And it was published in a Mar 7, 2012 blog titled "Somebody’s Tracking You," as well as a Mar 3, 2012 blog titled "5 Things You Should Never Share on Social Networking Sites." It was also published in a Mar 15, 2012 blog titled "Elo7 faz parceria com editora Globo e lança portal de conteúdo." And it was published in a Mar 21, 2012 blog titled "Internet to rank as 6th-largest economy by 2016." It was also published in an Apr 19, 2012 blog titled "Facebook for eCommerce: It’s About Customer Retention, Not Acquisition." And it was published in an Apr 30, 2012 blog titled "Ask LH: Do I Really Need To Be That Worried About Security When I’m Using Public Wi-Fi?", as well as a May 1, 2012 blog titled "Be in the Office Without Being in the Office." It was also published in a May 3, 2012 I Music News Radio blog, with the same caption and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a May 4, 2012 blog titled "Kaspersky Lab ha elaborado un pasaporte 3.0 para mamás en el que presentan cómo utilizar herramientas de control parental." And it was published in a May 23, 2012 blog titled "Less professor time doesn’t hurt: study." It was also published in a Jun 18, 2012 blog titled "Nikon COOLPIX AW100 16 MP CMOS Waterproof Digital Camera."

Moving into the 2nd half of 2012, the photo was published in a Jul 6, 2012 blog titled "Jobs for Shy People: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," as well as a Jul 7, 2012 blog titled BUILD YOUR BUSINESS WITH QUALITY ARTICLE MARKETING." It was also published in a Jul 31, 2012 blog titled "22 Top Blogging Tools Loved by the Pros." And it was published in an Aug 28, 2012 blog titled El 51% de los argentinos utiliza Internet como su principal fuente de información." It was also published in a Sep 3, 2012 blog titled "Cool Best Ecommerce Websites images." And it was published in a Sep 21, 2012 blog titled "?????????????????," as well as a Sep 22, 2012 blog titled "Top 5 Blogs for Teachers, You Must Need To Know." It was also published in an Oct 1, 2012 blog titled "How to transfer computer files safely," as well as an undated (early Oct 2012) blog titled "11 Dos and Don’ts for Dating Online." And it was published in a Nov 2, 2012 blog titled "El fenómeno de las madres blogger y otras noticias en nuestro Flash Digital de octubre." And it was published in a Nov 9, 2012 blog titled "Sites de rencontres: La bonne rencontre en ligne, possible?" It was also published in a Nov 14, 2012 blog titled "The New Geography of Jobs." And it was published in a Nov 15, 2012 blog titled "MyGift 15 inch Fascinating Peacock Notebook Laptop Sleeve Bag Carrying Case for most of MacBook, Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba," with the same detailed notes and comments I had written on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Nov 20, 2012 blog titled "How to write a feature that connects." And it was published in a Dec 3, 2012 blog titled "Do I Really Need to Worry About Security When I’m Using Public Wi-Fi?" It was also published in a Dec 4, 2012 blog titled "Your Employees & Their Online Presence: How Will It Effect Your Brand in 2013?" And it was published in a Dec 14, 2012 blog titled "Nice Do It Yourself Calendar 2013 Photos," along with the same detailed notes I had written on this Flickr page.

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 6, 2013 blog titled "Tips And Strategies On How To Be Successful In Article Promotion." And it was published in a Jan 9, 2013 blog titled "Take This Advice And Succeed With Article Advertising." It was also published in a Jan 15, 2013 blog titled "Capital Ideas Digest: 01.15.13." And it was published in a Jan 23, 2013 blog titled "Amazon Prime Is Worth the Price." It was also published in a Jan 28, 2013 blog titled "Nice Social Media Marketing Tips For Small Business photos," as well as a Feb 3, 2013 blog titled "Nice Online Trading Tips photos" and a Feb 3, 2013 blog titled "The Following Steps Can Help You To Market Any Article." And it was published in a Feb 20, 2013 blog titled "Guest Post via PostJoint: Write Drunk; Edit Sober." It was also published in a Feb 26, 2013 blog titled "?????? ?? ??? ?? ??#1." And it was published in a Mar 2, 2013 blog titled "Como manter um namoro online." It was also published in a Mar 6, 2013 blog titled "The Price of Nasty by Erica Brown," as well as a Mar 11, 2013 blog titled "Noise vs. Quiet: Which Is Better for Productivity?" I also found the photo in a Mar 11, 2013 blog titled "4 Steps to your Best Travel Insurance Purchase Every Time.," as well as a Mar 18, 2013 blog titled " Online College: Valuable Tool Or Waste Of Your time?", and a Mar 19, 2013 blog titled "Here’s Why Blogging is Not Your Cup of Tea, Wanna Leave? or Stick to it?" and a Mar 19, 2013 blog titled "Finally, Feds say cops’ access to your e-mail shouldn’t be time-dependent." It was also published in a Mar 23, 2013 blog titled "Dating Advice for PlentyOfFish-dot-com., as well as a Mar 27, 2013 blog titled "Online Dating: Yes or No?" And it was published in a Mar 31, 2013 Mashable blog titled "How Vizify Gives Recruiters Context for Your Digital Identity," as well as an Apr 4, 2013 blog titled "The most likely buyer of Nokia or BlackBerry now in talks to acquire NEC’s handset unit." And it was published in a May 1, 2013 blog titled "RESOURCES TO HELP FIND A TRAVEL COMPANION." It was also published in an undated (late May 2013) blog titled "Come trovare lavoro con i social network: cinque consigli utili per cambiare," as well as a May 21, 2013 blog titled "Consumers Can Now Upload Profile Photos for Unclaimed Place Pages." It was also published in a Jun 6, 2013 blog titled "El Consejo De Ministros Aprueba El Proyecto "Emprende En 3"," as well as an undated (mid-June 2013) blog titled "Sites de rencontres: La bonne rencontre en ligne, possible?" And it was published in a Jun 10, 2013 blog titled "10 Rules to Optimize Online Dating." It was also published in a Jun 19, 2013 blog titled "What Is ReMarketing?", as well as a Jul 1, 2013 blog titled "This is why you’re single. The top 3 reasons why your relationship fails." And it was published in a Jul 25, 2013 blog titled "The dangers of dating," as well as an Aug 1, 2013 blog titled "Higher Ed: 7 Things to Consider as You Prepare for the Year." It was also published in an undated (late Aug 2013) blog titled "Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft."

Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a Jan 13, 2014 blog titled "Be More Productive On Social Media With 10 Easy Tips." It was also published in a Feb 25, 2014 blog titled "Guía para el Periodista Freelance (I): Los primeros pasos legales, con Remo."

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This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan — between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don’t like to intrude on people’s privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they’re still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what’s right in front of me.

I’ve also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting — literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I’ve learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture … after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it’s pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I’ve deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don’t want to be photographed, and I don’t want to feel like I’m taking advantage of them. I’m still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We’ll see how it goes …

The only other thing I’ve noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, *far* more people who are *not* so interesting. They’re probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I’ve photographed … but there was just nothing memorable about them. It was also published in a Jun 19, 2013 blog titled What Is Re-Marketing?", as well as a Jun 25, 2013 blog titled "??????????????????????."