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Paul Goldfinger ©    Tri-X Collection  Hudson River.



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Mt. Hermon Way, Ocean Grove. Dec. 5, 2016. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Mt. Hermon Way, Ocean Grove. Dec. 5, 2016. By Paul Goldfinger ©











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Paris, c. 1994. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris, c. 1994. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net


REBECCA KILGORE and the Hal Smith California Swing Cats and Tim Laughlin:



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Hi Paul:

Greetings from Manhattan. Over fifty years ago, my grandmother said a few things to me shortly before she died that I knew would eventually find their way into a poem. Here is “Grandmother’s Note” from my 2008 collection, Father of Water.

Best wishes,

Charles Pierre



Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Paris. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.


Grandmother’s Note

By Charles Pierre


Looking for less with each added year,

I’ve begun to live in the small space

that surrounds me now, in the shadows


that gather at my feet and follow

as I walk along, and in the breezes

that take my shape for an instant,


leaving nothing but gentle creases

in my hair and a cool ripple

over my skin. Expecting little,


I go where my handwriting leads me –

become just a sound, a word, a phrase,

part of the impression on the page


for a moment, not an old woman

with the obvious lines of age, but

a clear thought in this surrounding space


CAL TJADER: “The Night We Called it a Day”



Charles Pierre. Photograph by Marcella Kerr. ©

Charles Pierre. Photograph by Marcella Kerr. ©

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Lincoln Center. Undated. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger © Lincoln Center. Undated. Silver gelatin print. By Paul Goldfinger ©


PEGGY LEE:  This song was a hit in 1969 for Peggy Lee.  It was featured on the first episode of the last season of Mad Men.  Don Draper is haunted by the lyrics and the ironic melody.


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Train Station, Paris. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Gare du Nord, Paris. By Paul Goldfinger. ©    Click for bigger  train station.


SIMPLY RED.  “Everytime We Say Goodbye”  by Cole Porter


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Ocean Grove. Lake Avenue. September 30, 2016 By Paul Goldfinger ©

Ocean Grove. Lake Avenue. September 30, 2016.  By Paul Goldfinger © This image was inspired by Paul Strand’s  1916 photo “The White Fence.”



DINAH WASHINGTON:  “Though spring is here, to me it’s still September…in the rain.”


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The Strand. Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard. c. 1997. By Paul Goldfinger ©

The Strand Theatre. Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard. c. 1997. By Paul Goldfinger ©    (reposted from 2014 on Blogfinger–and updated.) Tri-X Collection.


By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

We recently ran a post regarding Ocean Grove’s  historic North End  Strand movie house which no longer exists.

Some years ago we visited Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard where the Strand theater there, a historic site, was still functioning. Oak Bluffs is where a camp meeting ground still exists on that island.  Judging from the Bruce Willis film, the photo is from 1997.

The Strand Theater in Oak Bluffs  was built in the 1920’s and closed around 2010. After that it became a bicycle rental shop.

But in 2015, the Martha’s Vineyard Theater Foundation raised money to reopen the Strand for movies. It closed for awhile due to COVID, but it has recently reopened, and its many fans are thrilled.

Movies can seem so real and important, so the Martha’s Vineyard community made sure that their cinema was brought back to life.  Back when, we told our kids, “It’s only a movie.”

But the magic of movies draws you in and it is more than “only.”

Try to stay disengaged if you see “Captain Phillips” with Tom Hanks.

Seen any good movies lately ?  Tell us if you have, even if streaming.   Comment below.

And, do sad movies make you cry?  Sue Thompson says, “Yes.”      See below.






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“No Admittance”      By Paul Goldfinger 2012 ©. Tampa.



SAM COOKE:     “A Change is Gonna Come” Composed 1964 by Sam Cooke.

Sam Cooke was famous at an early age due to his remarkable gospel singing in church.  Later he transitioned into rock and roll, but his style didn’t change, and he always was concerned about the plight of African-Americans.

“It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die
‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there, beyond the sky
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gonna come, oh yes it will”




Sam Cooke

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Lakes Park Farmers’ Market. Jan 10, 2018.



AL MARTINO   Looking forward to Christmas:




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