Vernon’s Dogtags

Vernon Nagel still has his dogtags from WWII

Vernon Nagel still has his dogtags from WWII.

Vernon Nagel is one of my favortie people around Nashville to take pictures of or do stories on. He’s over 90 and it seems difficult to take a bad photo of him. Here’s one of him holding his dogtags from WWII. I’ve got another one I shot of him in his workshop on my Instagram feed, I’ll try to get that one up too.

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Holy Mary, Mother of God

A shrine with Mary and the wee baby Jesus at the Catholic Church, St. Ann, in Nashville, Ill. Liked the feeling and tranquility of this covered in snow, late in the afternoon. Wish the SUV wasn't there, but hey, that's life.

A shrine with Mary and the wee baby Jesus at the Catholic Church, St. Ann, in Nashville, Ill. Liked the feeling and tranquility of this covered in snow, late in the afternoon. Wish the SUV wasn’t there, but hey, that’s life.

I took this photo near the Parish Hall of Nashville’s Catholic Church, St. Ann, while waiting to be let in to work on a different story. I liked the lonely feeling of the statue, out in the cold, offering hope, no matter the season or weather.

Snow Storm

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything original, but here we are. I don’t feel like writing a big post by way of explanation– I’ve been plenty busy, but that will come later.

These are just some photos I liked but didn’t think had a place at www.nash-news.com

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Just a truck heading on by.

Passing Casey's in a snow storm on Feb. 4, 2014.

Passing Casey’s in a snow storm on Feb. 4, 2014.

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Near the square in downtown Nashville, Ill.

What is the point?

A look at why we do what we do by Jack Piatt

coffee & metaphorical trains

There is a disconnection that leaves us all perplexed about this life and the various happenings happening all around us at every turn.

It’s simple really. We as humans despise being lied to, yet no one lies to us more than ourselves. Everyday we avoid collisions with the truth, by conveniently creating scenarios that keep the blinders on for just a little longer, because we aren’t quite ready to open our eyes.

And with good reason … it’s scary out there.

At least we think it is. We somehow believe it is scarier than the reality we are currently plugged into. This comfortable conditioning that has us all doing “head scratching” things on a daily basis is slowly inundating us, literally to death.

And death itself wouldn’t be such a feared outcome if the subject weren’t so taboo and controlled.

The best question I could ever come up with to…

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