Poppies are my favorite flowers to photograph. In my garden these orange icelandic poppies come back every year, but I can’t for the life of me get the big asian poppy to bloom :(

Why I believe in occupy…

Because I think that individuals in a society have a responsibility to make that society better.

Because I fundamentally believe that we are stronger as a society than as individuals.

Because selfishness is not a virtue.

Because each of us, even rich people, should pay their fair share.

Because I am sick and tired of watching the forces of evil run roughshod over our democracy.

Because despite my disillusionment, I still cling to the hope that good people can do good if we stand together.

Scenes from the May Day general strike

We happened to be in NYC on May 1. Patsy was working, I was sick, but I walked down to Bryant Park to investigate the occupation. I marched with them for about an hour until my voice started giving out (I was recovering from strep/flu/something) and the cops started descending in overwhelming numbers. (Ridiculously so imho for a peaceful protest.) I found it energizing, but the police presence and attitude was very demoralizing.