Sunday, September 30, 2012

Not buying

Not buying by Damian Gadal
Not buying, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
And so he the Great Recession lingered on, year after year.  The rural areas of the country drying up and becoming near ghost towns.  This we before the second shock to the economy which caused whole towns and cities to die.  This would continue until the big wars broke out.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The candidate

The candidate by Damian Gadal
The candidate, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Elections are like pigs at a feeding trough,
it's a money game of corruption...
and the lowest common denominator wins.

Friday, September 28, 2012

No Traction

No Traction by Damian Gadal
No Traction, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Sometimes the only way to move forward is with a little help.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Come Together

Come Together by Damian Gadal
Come Together, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
We often find ourselves miles apart,
so is it really any wonder we can't solve
the problems facing us?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fading America

Fading America by Damian Gadal
Fading America, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
We've had our heads in the sand for quite some time, perhaps too long to turn the slide the country is in around.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Caged

Caged by Damian Gadal
Caged, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Sometimes the world seems to close us in, leaving us little in the way of options... those times are long in passing, but they eventually do.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Rush of movement

Rush of movement by Damian Gadal
Rush of movement, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
In a flurry of youth,
the rush of summer,
dreams were strong,
a rush move movement,
until the time passed by

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy by Damian Gadal
Bureaucracy, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The U.S. decline was a result of an inability to get anything done. The economy under the thumbs of non-producing paper pushers.  Experts at nothing were given too much control, and even during the height of the great recession bureaucratic ranks swelled, doing more harm than good.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Folds of color

Folds of color by Damian Gadal
Folds of color, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
In its simplest form,
it moves the imagination,
and stirs the soul

Friday, September 21, 2012

I've got to go

I've got to go by Damian Gadal
I've got to go, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
I'd like to head out to anyplace that offered opportunity and freedom.  There was a time when the future looked bright and anything seemed possible, but we traded that for a handful of trinkets.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Food

Food by Damian Gadal
Food, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Cell phone cameras have come a long way in the last five years... making the camera of choice for spur of the moment photography.  This gives us much more freedom in capturing the world around us, and to change that world.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fading Angel

Fading Angel by Damian Gadal
Fading Angel, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
As the great recession rolls into another year, and with a fiscal cliff right around the corner, it truly seems like the good times really are over for good.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

#epicfail

#epicfail by Damian Gadal
#epicfail, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
As tensions mounted,
and economies collapsed,
no one seemed able to lead,
nor right the course we'd taken...
that would have required admitting failure

Monday, September 17, 2012

Breakthrough

Breakthrough by Damian Gadal
Breakthrough, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Images are disposable in nature, like all things in life, they hold meaning for all but a brief moment...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Election Green

Election Green by Damian Gadal
Election Green, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Elections are about money, theatrics, and lies. Gone are the days when they are about the good of a nation, or a better future.  It's a bloodsport of corruption, nothing more.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wet Tacos

Wet Tacos by Damian Gadal
Wet Tacos, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There is no easy street,
no road to success,
just a long slow grind

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stop

Stop by Damian Gadal
Stop, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The demands in life and the challenges ahead are something that never stop.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Electric

Electric by Damian Gadal
Electric, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
We're shooting ourselves in the foot by not building and improving our infrastructure. We know this, yet do nothing. Hardly a way to improve the economy or build for a better future.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mega Bytes

Mega Bytes by Damian Gadal
Mega Bytes, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The world of technology keeps rolling forward, making these interesting times.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Political Convention

Political Convention by Damian Gadal
Political Convention, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
The mud slinging, and cult like furry is getting old.  It serves no one well and the nature continues to slide and suffer as a result.

Monday, September 10, 2012

The time of our lives

The time of our lives by Damian Gadal
The time of our lives, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Our passing claim to fame is but a flash, and all the more reason to make it count for something.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Once upon a time

Once upon a time by Damian Gadal
Once upon a time, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Once upon a time there was a land of freedom,
where life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
were God given rights.

These were rights that couldn't be taken away,
and protecting then was the fundamental purpose
of government.

Corruption, greed, and power, as it always does,
found a way to subvert the freedom of the people,
actually convincing them to give it up, all for the
greater good.

That greater good was big government, nothing more.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Unclaimed

Unclaimed by Damian Gadal
Unclaimed, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Unclaimed, like words never spoken
or loves lost on the trial of time.

Friday, September 7, 2012

One Cheer

One Cheer by Damian Gadal
One Cheer, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Once cheer for a nation falling apart, a nation going backwards, a nation in decline...

We could do better if we were willing to put our differences aside.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Party Time

Party Time by Damian Gadal
Party Time, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
We lose our minds to mindless parties,
empty words, and false promises...
all that matters is that we feel good about it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weaved

Weaved by Damian Gadal
Weaved, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
There's always odds and ends to tie up

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Passing Time

Passing Time by Damian Gadal
Passing Time, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Passing time has caught me losing things,
forgotten moments that won't come back,
pages of youth and visions of the past...
all gone now.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Electric Spaghetti

Electric Spaghetti by Damian Gadal
Electric Spaghetti, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Our connected lives, you'd think they'd be simpler...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Off limits

Off limits by Damian Gadal
Off limits, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
Discussing politics at a summer gathering isn't a good idea, especially if you're not like minded on every twisted issue, which is why I don't bring up such things.  And yet, there I found myself, trying to change the subject, trying to stay neutral and get back to enjoying the day.

It was like doing a Kaboki dance, exhausting.  American political culture has become unhealthy and unproductive.  We're divided and subdivided on every issue, where honest discussion of issues is gone.

Throw in a biased and corrupt media and you've got shark infested waters, just waiting for the next feeding frenzy.

Such is the state of the world, and why healthy discourse has become off limits.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Behind in filing

Behind in filing by Damian Gadal
Behind in filing, a photo by Damian Gadal on Flickr.
It's the worlds of clutter that we build around ourselves that becomes overwhelming.  We've got the technology to simplify things but we use it to do the opposite.