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Busker on the corner of Walker and Elam Streets in Greensboro. Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset.

Busker on the corner of Walker and Elam Streets in Greensboro. Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset.

In the never-ending search for pictures that tell 1,000 stories, I followed these low-light photo tips to take this shot. Much thanks to the writer (go Alex Trice!) and to the busker on the corner of Walker and Elam Streets in Greensboro, NC.

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“Do you know why you can’t swim here?” he asked.

He stood in front of his car, like it was a workbench. The 90’s gray Wagoneer pointed to the lake, and he pulled a few things from a gym duffle bag: goggles, a snorkel, and some flippers.

“I’m not sure. I think it’s the city’s drinking water,” I said, pausing from pumping up my SUP with a bicycle-like pump. I was on pump number 323 of 350. I count it out. Keeps it interesting.

“What are you training for?” I asked.

The Navy. He needed a 2 mile swim and the monotony of doing laps at Gold’s was killing him.

“What are you training for?” he asked, nodding towards the board.

“I don’t know. Life?”

I wished him well and paddled out, wondering if I’d paddle over him at some point, a little more curious about what goes on under the water, and hoped he wasn’t scared of snakes.

 

MARCH SHOWS

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Window display in a comic book store in downtown Johnson City, TN.

Window display in a comic book store in downtown Johnson City, TN.

March 21 House Concert (the date is wrong on the postcard!)
Benefit for the historic Aycock neighborhood association. RSVP for an invite. Seats are limited. 8 pm.

March 24 Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen
With the ever awesome fellas in Wurlitzer Prize, Dave Willis and Brent Buckner. 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

March 27 WFDD Triad Arts
Taping for the radio show, talking about Postcards from the Swamp.