I grew up at this corner, 8th Avenue and Balboa. This particular picture was taken 1939. Though this grocery store predates me by some 30 years, It was still a grocery when I was growing up. In fact, we had lots of grocery stores in the 1970s, seemingly on every corner. Besides this store, I…

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(Credits: Art installation and portrait credit Bethany L. Herron Photographer ; Photographer Event Photo credit SMG Foto “There is no greater disaster in the spiritual life than to be immersed in unreality.” – Thomas Merton My unreality was thinking that people would accept me more if I knew more, if I did more. Unreality was ultimately…

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