Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dancing In The Streets, Part 1

Okay, firmly back in St. Louis and out shooting some local material. Saturday brought the annual Dancing In The Streets festival in and around the Grand Center arts and entertainment district. Each year there are a couple of featured acts and this man was special. Bill Shannon has limited use of his legs. He can walk a little but not far. Mostly dependant on crutches, he has developed an act incorporating break dancing and slateboarding moves. He is an acrobat on aluminum tubes. Maybe more about him later. Lots more dance action in the coming days.

A sad but fond farewell to Social Security Judge Edward Pitts and his weekly blog essay, St. Louis Sojourn. Judge Pitts received a transfer back home to Syracuse, New York, and will be gone by the end of the year. His writing about his briefly adopted city has, without exception, been interesting and insightful. And what lawyer with any intellectual pretensions at all wouldn't like a judge who taught philosophy before he went to law school? My staff told my that I am counsel on the last hearing he will hold in St. Louis. We'll miss him and his online journal.

STL DPB will be mostly back to local material but there are two things about our recent trip I still want to feature here. First, a post about Tenzin Choedak, our superb guide in Tibet, and then one our visit to the Mitrata Nepal children's home, you know, that last thing in the left sidebar. Soon. Still boodles of trip pix to edit. There are a bunch of new Nepal photos on Flickr here.


Anonymous said...

Wow. This is about as amazing as it gets.

Virginia said...

Hwo did you do that? Abe's right, amazing and i think Bill Shannon is as well.

Bring on the photos from your trip. We need to see them!

cieldequimper said...

Incredible. I would have loved to watch this. said...

Amazing photo of an amazing person.

Welcome home. My wife and I loved your photos from your trip and look forward to seeing more. Julie and I collect some Tibetan art, and it is high on our list of remaining destinations to visit.

Steffe said...

What Abraham said!

Vogon Poet said...

Absolutely amazing shot!