Discarded Items, Various Dates 2018

Various discarded items I've encountered while out walking, between January and March of 2018. To qualify as a discarded item they have to be unattended in a place they clearly don't belong, with no one anywhere around who could own the item. These are photographed exactly as found, as I am honor bound to not … Continue reading Discarded Items, Various Dates 2018

Discarded Purple Madness

Occasionally, as I'm out walking, I come across items people have misplaced or forgotten, which I chronicle in a series on my Instagram account (gmatt63) entitled Discarded Items. Typically, I'll identify the item as "Discarded" then describe what it is, usually with a color, such as Discarded Green Shorts. On 15 September 2017, I first … Continue reading Discarded Purple Madness

Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

   I had the opportunity to see Serial Blackface, a world premiere play by Janine Nabers, at Actor's Express in Atlanta on Wednesday, 6 April. Serial Blackface is about the struggles of a low income mother and daughter dealing with the disappearance of a younger son, set against the backdrop of what has become known … Continue reading Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

Bizarro Atlanta, Summer of 1996

"The world is coming to Atlanta!" —Ad for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics For seventeen days in the summer of 1996, Atlanta entered the Bizarro World, where the downtown connector was clear, MARTA was packed, and the world stopped by for a visit. Less than a year before, Atlanta had been thrilled when the Braves brought … Continue reading Bizarro Atlanta, Summer of 1996

Atlanta Transitional 

As an Atlanta native, I always find it interesting to read lists of places or activities which characterize denizens of the city, many of which I have little or no familiarity with. Lenox Square Mall, for instance, is cited as the place Atlantans shop, but it wasn't until I was in high school or college … Continue reading Atlanta Transitional 

Junk Shop, Chamblee, GA, 16 October 2015

I pass this shop all the time and enjoy seeing the variety of interesting items on the lawn. I've always thought, if I ever have a house, I'd like to bring some of the larger items home to jazz up the outdoors. What yard would be complete without a giant chicken. It's not the Big … Continue reading Junk Shop, Chamblee, GA, 16 October 2015

Dunkirk Estates 

   Howard stares out his upstairs window at his neighbor, Zack, washing his car. Zack is at least sixty-five or seventy, Howard guesses, since all he knows about Zack is that he's retired, and is wearing no shirt as he applies wax to the car's exterior and buffs it. Howard shakes his head as he … Continue reading Dunkirk Estates