29.12.18

Help Alleviate Human Suffering by Supporting Oxfam's Mission to Supply Water Wells to Impoverished Communities around the World

Today is my birthday and I want to raise awareness about people around the world who do not have access to clean water supply. Donate to Oxfam and help a community build and provide water to their homes.

27.12.18

Photo: Street Scene from Queens (My Favorite Instagram Pic from 2018)

A mother and her son await the arrival of the Queens Pride parade in Jackson Heights.
I took this photo in the Summer of '18 at the Jackson Heights Queens Pride Parade.
So. I went through my Instagram profile and chose this photograph (above) as my favorite from 2018. Since it was Gay Pride Day in Queens on the day I took this picture, I was strutting my stuff on the Avenue taking pictures of anyone who’d say “yes”. I must have taken like thirty photos on my phone. I like this picture because it’s instantly noticeable as a New York scene: notice the “A” Health Inspector sign in the window of the restaurant in the background. If you look closely the boy is wearing a Superman t-shirt - and he serves as the focus of the image. I wonder what he’s eating - crackers or chips? The woman looks happy. And of course - there’s a bunch of people-moving going on. It was a busy day but oddly this photograph marks the day as peaceful and I’m grateful I was able to capture some of it on my digital camera.
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25.12.18

A Roselli Family Christmas Photo Circa 1995: "Run for Your Life!"

A scanned family photograph of three Roselli brothers opening their gifts one Christmas morning (ca. 1995)
A Roselli family photograph from a Christmas morning (ca. 1995) in Southern Louisiana.
Merry Christmas! In the tradition of a truly Americanized holiday, my brothers and I tear into our gifts on Christmas morning. I love how my younger brother (pictured front and center wears a tee-shirt that reads "RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!". Upon closer inspection, the shirt is from a fundraiser for the local Episcopal School.

My older brother and I, pictured on the right, seem a little more subdued (or just really tired). We had a ritual in our family that every year one person was picked to be Santa Claus - which meant you had to go and find everyone's gift one at a time and deliver them. I am thinking, in the year this picture was taken, all of us were playing Santa Claus?

11.12.18

Found Object: Ancient Set of Crayons Found at Garden School


I found this ancient set of crayons 🖍 in the faculty room at work. I work as an English and Ethics teacher at a Pre-K through Twelfth-grade independent school in the Jackson Heights neighborhood of Queens. The school is old worn and I sometimes find artifacts in drawers or closet. Hence, this find. Notice the font for “orange” on the right hand of the crayon in the bottom right hand of this photograph. #coloringtime #prangcrayons