Contact information
Contact form for email

follow on Twitter @PhotoLumination

Community

Living with Age: The elderly in America

Is 70 the new 60, or the new 70? How are the elderly, defined by the Census Bureau as those over 65, living?

Seeing the story, making a difference

A photograph is a work of art that can be powerful if it combines what one knows, understands, and feels. A photograph illuminates, records, and interprets.

Attleboro Citizens Act Against Bullying

A grass-roots movement of Attleboro citizens, mobilized by the Council on Human Rights and supported by City Councilors Richard Conti and Walter Thibodeau, has convinced the City Council to create an Attleboro anti-bullying commission. They seek to create an Attleboro that respects and welcomes all people throughout the City.

The blame game and Margaret

I am deeply concerned for the well being of "Margaret." She is frail and ill, lives with multiple disabilities, yet is being forced out of the shelter where she has been surviving since being bullied, mobbed, and evicted from subsidized housing—possibly to live on the street. But as I look around, I see no help for her, nor indeed for many persons in desperate need and no solutions for the larger social problems, no mending of the frayed social safety net. Instead of strengthening our society, we are breaking it.

Peabody is drawing closer to nature

Amy with her artNew signs of a growing environmental awareness in Peabody include an arts festival, a new school, and net metering.

'What am I going to do without my baby?'"

Heartbreaking. Said by the Newtown mother of first grade student Noah Pozner, the youngest of the victims murdered on Friday, who had just turned 6 years old November 20. According to Rabbi Shaul Praver. Reported by Ha'Aretz from an NPR interview.

I recommend "On a day like this."

My grown children amaze and delight me. I learn from them all the time. I am proud, though their achievements and wisdom are their own. I share with you an essay by my daughter, Elana; somehow each of her blog posts touches me. Perhaps you will also find inspiration from her.

Elana's thoughts on 9/11: "On a day like this" http://elanahalberstadt.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/on-a-day-like-today-rem...

Building A Tenants' Association In HUD Elderly Housing

When HUD created subsidized housing for elders, the goal was to create a safe and secure home for people who could not afford full market rate housing. But certain realities were created to confront elders. Owners believed that not only were they in charge of their buildings, but that they were in charge of their tenants.

A good world for grandchildren?

Who shall live, and who shall die?

Living with Age, the National Blog for Elders, Set to Expand

Living with Age will treat old age as a chronic condition to be fought at every turn.

TUWEE: Traversing Urban Ways with Extreme Elders

The extreme winter sport for ambulating elders (and their dogs)

New England winter offers great challenges for the elder seeking adventure and excitement. There are some little-known types of adventure, for example, walking someplace in the city after a snowfall. This sport is readily available to anyone who no longer has an automobile, and is practically unknown to the majority of people who use a car to do all their errands.

A summer concert in the park

Sitting on the lawn, listening to music! On a July evening, in a small green park just steps away from traffic and the city hall.

Lucky Jim

Jim at 85 is a lucky elder.

Foul Weather: a locked building mystery

Featuring Inspector Boss Van Aken and His Canaan Dog Nerek

It is a dark and stormy night. After weeks of foul weather marked by unrelenting rain, Riverby is inundated by a fierce thunderstorm and torrential rain, a true nor'easter. The town center is flooded. Riverside Manor, an apartment building for the elderly, is surrounded by flood waters that keep even emergency personnel from approaching.

How to raise funds for a non-profit

Do you need to raise funds for your non-profit in these difficult economic times?

Salem is charming, Salem has natural beauty, but global warming continues here

My appreciation of Salem MA has been confirmed. Salem's historic downtown has been recognized as one of the 10 best neighborhoods

Elderly Crossings

A Path to Another Country Psychologists say that moving, divorce, and the death of a loved one are three of the most difficult life transitions. Have they measured the difficulty of moving to that other country, the land of the aged?

Living: Assisted

What to do when a person or couple is no longer able to maintain a household independently? Assisted living is one option for those who can afford it. It is one way to live with age.

Progress at Salem Harbor Plant?

It is more difficult to find out about progress in Salem, than the impact of the plant in Columbia. The spokesperson for Dominion, the owner of the Salem Harbor Plant, has not responded to my repeated queries.

Canaani Togethering

The most wonderful events, next to the birth of a human child or grandchild, are the birth of puppies...and the bittersweet moment when the eight-week-old puppy leaves with the new owner.

Community of Contemporary Artists exhibit in Salem

About 700 people visited the art exhibit in the historic Old Town Hall of Salem, with comments reported like "how special the event made our trip to Salem!"

Installing the Footbridge: Like Threading a Needle

Installing the Footbridge: Like Threading a Needle

"Building bridges" has a dramatic symbolism. But there is also drama in building a bridge. And sometimes drama comes to us. A photographer has no choice but to document the event.

Networking on Board the Friendship in Salem Harbor

By the way, did you know I had coffee on the deck of the Friendship yesterday?

Global Warming Is About Morality?

Al Gore searches for a new framework for understanding and action:

Sleeping Beauty: Who Can Awaken Her?

We are a nation asleep. Millions of Americans don't get enough restful sleep. If life were like a fairy tale, sleep disorders including sleep apnea would not still be a major public health problem.

Seeing History and the Environment in Salem, MA

Seeing History and the Environment in Salem, MA

Salem is a proud city with a proud past. As tourists, we see grand homes and sailing ships, shops with witch costumes, cobbled streets, and a once-busy harbor. It also has hidden areas of great natural beauty. If we look only at the surface, we make pretty photographs that tell a surface story. However, if we bring some background knowledge and thought to interpret what we see, we may see things in a different light. More, with photographs: Salem's Global Warming... http://www.photoluminations.com/assignments/salem/salem-warming.html

Syndicate content