This baby mannequin knows how to strike a pose that says:
"I'll wear a thrift-shop child's peacoat,
and I'll wear it proud!"
One of the unsung heroes of the Revolutionary War, Alfred Millman was the official battlefield waterboy for Washington's troops. Although you likely didn't learn about him in your American history textbook ... he can clearly be seen in this diorama on view at the Sheraton Commander Hotel in Cambridge, MA.
Vegetarians look away!
This one-of-a-kind sign marks one of the most unique storefronts in the East Cambridge neighborhood.
Mayflower Poultry Co. is a modest butcher shop established in 1932.
They are an old-school butcher shop, and they are well worth a visit if you ever end up East Cambridge.
For reference .... here they are on the map (621 Cambridge Street).
If you’re ten (or older), magic costs a little more starting today.
Watch the video to find out why.
And ... here's today's picture. It fits the "magic theme."
It's a vintage neon sign for a Tarot Card reading.
Although the New York Times never printed my letter (no hard feelings!), I thought it was about time to share it!
I wrote this letter to the editor regarding the article "Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes." That article was published in the New York Times' Science Times.
Of course, I highly recommend reading the article BEFORE reading my response.
(LINK to the article HERE: http://nyti.ms/1e644sJ)
And now ... the letter:
Re “Fearing Punishment for Bad Genes,” (Section D1,):
With smart branding the Democratic Party could successfully own this issue, and pass legislation to cover all insurances under the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. If only they could choose a rallying cry with a properly menacing description. I suggest the Democratic Party (or Republican Party) refer to this gross new front of genetic discrimination as “Death Screening!” Death Screening has as much rallying bite (or should I say, macabre charm) as “Death Panel” or “Death Tax,” and many times more truth to back up it’s chilling claim.
(a senior at Brandeis University)
Guess this pic's "futuristic" enough to thematically compliment the "science fiction" mood of this post
If you know what this signs means, you probably remember a time when World War I was called "The Great War."
An unorthodox, vintage reading lamp on a back wall in a used bookstore.
It's been a long time since I've regularly posted updates to this blog. Back in winter 2014, I used to post 1 picture and 1 sentence everyday as I spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Since returning home from Europe this blog has only seen periodic updates. And to be honest, I've missed the challenge of daily posted.
Well, today that changes!
Get read for www.julianseltzer.com version 2.0!
Everyday I will post (at least) one picture and sentence.
As many as possible of the posted pictures will be my own (and noted if otherwise).
Also, to mix this blog up a little bit, occasionally I may post an original video, or a longer essay.
Photos will range from humorous to interesting to Instagram worthy to newsworthy. So be prepared!
For my first picture here's a throw-back to an unusual "Waldo" that I saw in Boston's South End in October 2014.
This guy looks like Wizard Whitebeard on his way to play a practical joke on Waldo.
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